Defending champions Sweden are through to the women's semi-finals ©WCF/Steve Seixeiro

Three of the four women's semi-finalists have been decided at the European Curling Championships in Lillehammer, with defending champions Sweden among them.

Sweden overcame Germany 7-6 in a match which required an extra end and pitted two two-loss teams against one another.

Anna Hasselborg's rink prevailed and now have six wins, the same total as Russia.

The Russians thrashed Turkey 10-1 at 1994 Winter Olympic venue Håkons Hall today.

It is Scotland who still top the standings and they defeated world champions Switzerland 7-2, booking a place in the last four and leaving the Swiss in danger of being knocked out.

Scotland's men remain unbeaten ©WCF/Steve Seixeiro
Scotland's men remain unbeaten ©WCF/Steve Seixeiro

Germany and Switzerland each have four wins, but the Germans hold the better score on draw shot challenge and won the head-to-head, so appear in pole position to advance.

The Germans play the two-win Czechs tomorrow, who could be relegated to B-Division, while Italy await Switzerland.

Scotland won two men's matches today to stay unbeaten and book a semi-final spot.

Defending champions Sweden lost 2-7 against Italy but then beat the Dutch 8-7, which was enough to guarantee their place in the final four.

The European Championships continue tomorrow.