The winning goal for Sweden was scored by Forsberg on 66 minutes of the match.
The first half passed in a zero draw. The players of the Swiss national team had the ball more time, and the shots on target for both teams equally - 7.
The second half also started with shots on goal, but also to no avail. And only a 66 minute Emil Forsberg from the centre of the shot and hit the top corner, leaving the goalkeeper no chance for a save.
While almost the entire Swedish national team was praised at home, the most critical moment was scored by the player who was most criticized. It was said that Emil Forsberg did not meet expectations. And how do you look at it now?,- wrote the representative of Sweden on the FIFA website.
On the third added minute to the second half there was a controversial moment with a penalty. Lang, a Swiss national team player faked in his penalty area, then earned a red card and was removed from the field. The judge used the video replay, which showed that the episode was outside the penalty area.
The final whistle sounded when the score was 1-0 in favor of the Swedish team. For the first time since 1994, the Swedes reached the 1/4 finals of the world Cup.
In the quarterfinal, the team will play with the winner of the Columbia-England match.
64 042 spectators attended the game in St. Petersburg.