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Two for Allbäck in Sweden victory

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 22.15CET
Sweden 3-1 Liechtenstein The Scandinavian side needed two second-half goals to see off Liechtenstein in Group F and move on to six points.

Match statistics

SwedenLiechtenstein

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
0
Corners9
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 22.15CET

Two for Allbäck in Sweden victory

Sweden 3-1 Liechtenstein The Scandinavian side needed two second-half goals to see off Liechtenstein in Group F and move on to six points.

Sweden needed two second-half goals to see off Liechtenstein in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group F and end a mixed week on a high note.

Maximum points
The hosts, who sent Zlatan Ibrahimović, Olof Mellberg and Christian Wilhelmsson home on Monday for a breach of discipline, were struggling until Marcus Allbäck put them 2-1 up after 69 minutes. Markus Rosenberg added a late third, moments after Fredrik Ljungberg had missed a penalty, to move Sweden on to maximum points after Saturday's 1-0 win in Latvia.

Early goal
The Scandinavians did get off to a fine start, though, taking the lead with just over a minute gone. Johan Elmander crossed from the right and Allbäck connected well to fire a 20-metre shot past Liechtenstein keeper Peter Jehle. Allbäck almost made it 2-0 on the quarter-hour but his effort, following a left-wing free-kick from Elmander, was straight at Jehle who gathered well.

Physical prowess
Allbäck's physical prowess was causing the visitors problems and the FC København striker blazed over the bar after 20 minutes when he should have hit the target. Liechtenstein had their first opportunity after 25 minutes, Martin Stocklasa shooting from range straight at Rami Shaaban. It was a warning Sweden did not heed, as two minutes later the visitors scored a shock equaliser, Mario Frick steering a left-foot beyond Shaaban from just outside the box.

Stunned
Sweden were stunned and could only muster a wayward Allbäck header before the break. Jehle denied Elmander as Sweden upped the tempo after the interval, and it came as no surprise when Allbäck restored the hosts' advantage by converting Tobias Linderoth's centre. Allbäck then volleyed against the post and Elmander blasted over when well placed before Ljungberg directed an 87th-minute spot-kick wide. It mattered little, however, as Rosenberg nodded in another Linderoth cross with a minute to go to boost confidence before the 7 October visit of Spain.

Last updated: 07/09/06 0.40CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
ShaabanRami Shaaban (GK)
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
2
NilssonMikael Nilsson
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
3
Pe. HanssonPetter Hansson
5
RitterChristof Ritter
4
LucicTeddy Lucic
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
5
EdmanErik Edman
Yellow Card26
7
FischerBenjamin Fischer
Substitution54
6
LinderothTobias Linderoth
9
BeckThomas Beck
Substitution42
7
AlexanderssonNiclas Alexandersson
10
M. FrickMario Frick
Goal27
8
KällströmKim Källström
Substitution56
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
9
LjungbergFredrik Ljungberg (C)
15
MaierhoferSandro Maierhofer
Yellow Card42
Substitution88
10
AllbäckMarcus Allbäck
Goal1
Goal70
17
D. FrickDaniel Frick
Yellow Card16
11
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Substitution82
21
RitzbergerMarco Ritzberger

Substitutes

12
AlvbageJohn Alvbage (GK)
18
SteubleDaniel Steuble (GK)
15
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson
Substitution56
Yellow Card71
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
Substitution54
16
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
Substitution82
Goal88
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Substitution42
13
StenmanFredrik Stenman
19
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
Substitution88
14
K. SvenssonKarl Svensson
2
M. TelserMartin Telser
17
AnderssonDaniel Andersson
16
R. BeckRoger Beck
18
BerglundFredrik Berglund
20
RohrerRaphael Rohrer

Coach

Lars Lagerbäck (SWE) Martin Andermatt (SUI)

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