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The boreal owls needed a winner in the 90th Minute to beat Portugal and qualify for EUROS

Portland Thorns FC’s Natalia Kuikka played 90 minutes in Finland’s dramatic UEFA Women EURO 2022 qualifier against Portugal

The first half had constant end-to-end action that rarely ended with actual scoring opportunities. Finland dominated possession and tried to impose possession on Portugal. Portugal seemed content with the pressure and counterattack led by Portugal Diana Silva and Claudia Neto absorb

Finland had some half chances but the first big chance of the game came from Portugal. Silva was released behind the Finnish defense and was on goal. The angle was tight and she could only find the side netting

The boreal owls reacted immediately with a chance of their own. The ball fell on Sanni Franssi in the top of the 18-yard box and she shot over the bar

Finland won the stronger team in the second half. The boreal owls won in 55 A great chance to take the lead when Franssi swung a cross for Linda Sallstrom who was unable to tap it. Kuikka headed the goalkeeper into an incredible save a minute later

Portugal subdued Jessica Silva, who was a thorn in the side of the Finnish defense

With the final kick of the game, Sallstrom threw a shot over the goalkeeper and into the net to secure qualification for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

Natalia Kuikka

World news – FI – Natalia Kuikka plays the full 90 as a Finnish qualifier for 2022 euros

Source: https://www.stumptownfooty.com/2021/2/19/22291273/natalia-kuikka-plays-full-90-as-finland-qualify-for-2022-euros-boreal-owls-portugal