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San Marino stand in Sweden's way

Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET
Sweden will look to keep the pressure on runaway group leaders the Netherlands as they visit San Marino, with UEFA EURO 2008 Group E's big two to meet in October.
San Marino stand in Sweden's way
Manuel Marani in action for San Marino ©Filippo Pruccoli

Tournament statistics

San MarinoSweden

Goals scored0
31
Total attempts39
 
170
Attempts on target11
 
77
Attempts off target23
 
79
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners8
 
64
Offsides19
 
24
Yellow cards30
 
12
Red Cards2
 
1
Fouls committed146
 
122
Fouls suffered123
 
118
 
Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET

San Marino stand in Sweden's way

Sweden will look to keep the pressure on runaway group leaders the Netherlands as they visit San Marino, with UEFA EURO 2008 Group E's big two to meet in October.

Sweden will look to keep the pressure on runaway group leaders the Netherlands as they visit San Marino, with UEFA EURO 2008 Group E's big two to meet in October.

• Zlatan Ibrahimović enjoyed Sweden's meeting with San Marino on 7 September, marking his first match in his hometown of Malmo in nine years with two goals in a 6-0 win. Ibrahimović struck first before own goals from twins Davide and Aldo Simoncini made it 3-0. Even Olof Mellberg's 34th-minute dismissal failed to stem the tide, with substitutes Andreas Granqvist and Marcus Berg on target after half-time either side of star attraction Ibrahimović.

• Sweden's record in three matches against San Marino reads W3 D0 L0 (W1 D0 L0 in Serravalle).

• The teams met twice in the space of three months during qualifying for UEFA EURO 2004, with Sweden running out 6-0 winners in the first encounter in Serravalle on 7 June 2003. Mattias Jonson helped himself to a hat-trick, while Marcus Allbäck scored twice and Fredrik Ljungberg also hit the target.

• Jonson struck again in the return fixture in Gothenburg on 6 September, opening the scoring in the first half before Zlatan Ibrahimović (2), Andreas Jakobsson and Kim Källström earned Sweden a 5-0 triumph.

Last updated: 03/08/11 20.20CET

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