JULY 15-21, 2018, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

A great comeback secured the win

Borgeby FK from Sweden are champions of Gothia Cup (Girls 16) after a great comeback. 2–0 down went to 3–2 up for the Swedish team and it was many thanks to the fenomenal striker, Johanna Lindblom. “I cant describe what it feels like right know, this is what we wanted to do”, says Johanna Lindblom.

The Spanish side, Gasteizko Neskak started best and kept the ball within the team and also got some scoring chances. However, Borgeby could clear the ball from danger area.

Borgeby on the other hand got their first shot on target after 16 minutes.

The first goal came after 18 minutes and it was the Spanish team who opens the score. A beautiful free kick from 25 meters got straight into the goal. A nice goal from the captain, Lydia Ardanaz.

Gasteizko kept good control of the game and also extended their lead in the 25th minute. Iara Lacosta with a beautiful shot.

Borgeby came back just a minute after a well played counter attack and the crucial goal before half time by Johanna Lindblom meant 2–1 to the Spanish side.

Borgeby went for the equalizer in the second half and after ten minutes into the second half they caught up.
Once again it was Johanna Lindblom with the goal. A thrilling end of the game was about to start.

Johanna Lindblom continued to being a big threat to the Spanish defense. She created scoring chances on her own in the last part of the game.

The match seemed to be determined with penalties, but with three minutes remaining the comeback from Borgeby was a fact and also the winning goal. From a corner kick could Julia Wolfe score the winning goal. A mentally strength from the Swedish team who was 2–0 down in the first half.

” We are a team that are good in comebacks and we never give upp, the hope was still there. I knew we had the strength. I got two beautiful passes from my teammates when I scored my goal. Now we are going to celebrate with a dinner and enjoying the rest of the evening”, says Johanna Lindblom.

Congratulations to Borgeby BK and Johanna Lindblom who received the most valuable player award.

Also a big hand to the Spanish team, Gasteizko Naskak – well played guys!

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