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On-form Sweden sizzle in Solna

Published: Thursday 7 June 2007, 0.39CET
Sweden 5-0 Iceland Sweden will go into the summer break top of Group F after easing to a convincing defeat of Iceland in Solna.
On-form Sweden sizzle in Solna
Marcus Allbäck (centre) takes the congratulations from Christian Wilhelmsson (left) and Markus Rosenberg ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenIceland

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
0
Corners9
 
6
Fouls committed10
 
15
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 7 June 2007, 0.39CET

On-form Sweden sizzle in Solna

Sweden 5-0 Iceland Sweden will go into the summer break top of Group F after easing to a convincing defeat of Iceland in Solna.

Sweden go into the summer break top of UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group F after a convincing defeat of Iceland.

Strong position
After the drama of their match in Denmark on Saturday, it was a calmer affair for Sweden tonight as two Marcus Allbäck goals and one each from Anders Svensson, Olof Mellberg and Markus Rosenberg left them in a strong position to reach the finals next year. Iceland, held at home by Liechtenstein at the weekend, remain sixth.

Opening goal
The home side were without suspended forward Johan Elmander, who netted twice in the abandoned 3-3 draw in Copenhagen, while Iceland had even bigger problems in attack with star striker Eidur Gudjohnsen also serving a ban, and the visitors struggled from the start. Sweden's breakthrough came after just eleven minutes courtesy of Allbäck. Árni Arason did well to parry an initial strike from Tobias Linderoth but the ball only went as far as Rosenberg, who touched it on to Allbäck to shoot in on the half-volley.

Lead increases
Although Sweden continued to have the best of the play, it was not until shortly before the interval that Svensson doubled their advantage, netting from ten metres after Christian Wilhelmsson's corner had caused panic in the Iceland defence. Lars Lagerbäck's men then made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time thanks to Mellberg, who powered in Niclas Alexandersson's centre with a little help from the post. Five minutes after the restart Rosenberg got in on the act, beating the offside trap before lobbing Arason from 12 metres. The visiting rearguard was breached again a minute later by Allbäck, leaving Sweden well-placed for the arrival of Denmark on 8 September, when Iceland welcome Spain.

Last updated: 07/06/07 0.33CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Iceland

Iceland

1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
5
AlexanderssonNiclas Alexandersson
2
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
Substitution90+2
3
MellbergOlof Mellberg
Goal45
3
G. T. GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
Yellow Card6
4
Pe. HanssonPetter Hansson
4
BjarnasonÓlafur Örn Bjarnason
2
NilssonMikael Nilsson
Substitution57
5
IngimarssonIvar Ingimarsson
7
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
10
BjarnasonTheodor Bjarnason
6
LinderothTobias Linderoth
Substitution62
6
VidarssonArnar Vidarsson
Yellow Card54
8
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson
Goal42
7
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
Substitution53
9
LjungbergFredrik Ljungberg (C)
8
B. GunnarssonBrynjar Gunnarsson (C)
11
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
Goal50
9
H. SigurdssonHannes Sigurdsson
10
AllbäckMarcus Allbäck
Goal11
Goal51
Substitution73
11
B. SævarssonBirkir Sævarsson
Substitution65

Substitutes

12
ShaabanRami Shaaban (GK)
12
LárussonDadi Lárusson (GK)
13
Von SchlebrüggeMax von Schlebrügge
Substitution57
13
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
Substitution90+2
14
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
14
GíslasonStefán Gíslason
15
AnderssonDaniel Andersson
Substitution62
15
JónssonHjalmar Jónsson
Substitution53
16
BakircioglüKennedy Bakircioglü
16
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
17
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
Substitution73
17
M. GudmundssonMatthias Gudmundsson
Substitution65
18
PricaRade Prica
18
GunnarssonVeigar Gunnarsson

Coach

Lars Lagerbäck (SWE) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Jean-Philippe Izzo (FRA), Francis Crelo (LUX)

Fourth official

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

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