OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Celia Sasic scored twice in helping top-ranked Germany advance to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals with 4-1 win over Sweden on Saturday.
Anja Mittag, named the player of the match, opened the scoring in the 24th minute, and Dzsenifer Marozsan scored in the 88th minute as Germany eliminated Sweden in the Round of 16 game played in Ottawa.
Germany had built a 3-0 lead before Linda Sembrant scored on a header off Therese Sjogran's free kick from outside the box in the 82nd minute. The Swedes nearly cut the margin to 3-2 a minute later, when Sofia Jakobsson broke in alone. However, Jakobsson was stopped by goalie Nadine Angerer, who came out of the crease to cut the angle.
The two-time World Cup champions will travel to Montreal, where they will face either France or South Korea, who play on Sunday.