ALESSIA RUSSO helped England advance to the Women’s Euros final with a bold backheel against Sweden.
The 23-year-old Manchester United striker came off the bench and scored the cheekiest goal of all at Bramall Lane.
It was the goal selection in England’s stunning 4-0 win over Sweden.
After the Lionesses had already scored two good goals thanks to Beth Mead and Lucy Bronze, Russo added a rather brilliant third.
After seeing a first try from goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl, Russo found herself with her back to goal.
But in an ingenious quick deliberation, the striker flicked the ball towards the goal with his heel.
And her effort caught goalkeeper Lindahl before nestling into the back net.
Russo rolled away in delight as she celebrated helping propel England to their first major final in 13 years.
Fran Kirby then added a cheeky try of his own to make the game truly beyond doubt.
The Chelsea star spotted Lindahl off her line and luffed the Swedish stopper with a cheeky lob from the edge of the box – although the Swedish goalkeeper should have done better.
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But it was Russo’s goal that sent fans wild at Bramall Lane.
Even the fans watching on TV couldn’t quite believe Russo’s wonderful finish.
One wrote on Twitter: “Semifinals. Against the second best team in the world. Back heel goal? Just wow.”
Another said: “Well that’s the aim of the tournament then.”
A third disbelieving fan added: “What a goal wow.”
While a fourth said: “Lost for words.”
Sarina Wiegman’s side will now face either Germany or France in Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.
Watch Russo score an amazing Muskattor with his heel as the England Lionesses head towards the Euro 2022 final and drive fans mad