Alessia Russo wins the EC 2022 purpose of the match

England ahead Alessia Russo’s backheel nutmeg in opposition to Sweden has been named the Euro 2022 purpose of the match, topping the ballot forward of Lionesses team-mate Ella Toone, who made a spectacular debut within the last in opposition to Germany.

Russo had already scored three targets off the bench in the course of the group stage and got here on at half-time within the quarter-final in opposition to Spain to fully change the sport. But the Manchester United striker grabbed all of the headlines together with his impromptu backheel within the final 4.

England led 2-0 on the time and Russo had spurned an incredible likelihood simply seconds earlier to attain the hosts’ third and put the sport to mattress. Her first effort was saved by Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl, however she chased down the rebound and, together with her again to purpose, stunned everybody when she fired off an audacious backheel.

Lindahl did not even see it till it was via her legs and the rippling net behind her.

⚽🤤 @alessiarusso7’s outrageous topped the fan ballot for #WEURO2022 Goal of the Tournament!

🔝 🔟 had been chosen by UEFA’s technical observer panel after which went to a public vote.

@Heineken | #WEUROGOTT pic.twitter.com/fzHzqvPPH0

— UEFA Women’s European Championship 2022 (@WEURO2022) August 5, 2022

The purpose of the match was determined by a fan ballot and Toone’s purpose in opposition to Germany got here second. Also for Manchester United and a daily fixture off the bench for the Lionesses all through the match, she caught Germany goalkeeper Merle Frohms off her line and capitalized.

“I’ve seen her come out and I thought that would be the best shot to make,” Toone stated. “I started celebrating even before it went in the net so I was sure it was going in and then the whole stadium erupted, to be honest [the] best feeling of my life.”

Germany’s Alexandra Popp, who missed the last resulting from last-minute damage, completed third together with her completely timed volley in opposition to France within the semifinals.

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