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Sweden off the mark against Liechtenstein

Published: Sunday 12 October 2014, 23.04CET
Sweden 2-0 Liechtenstein
Goals in each period from Erkan Zengin and Jimmy Durmaz steered Erik Hamrén's side to their first victory in Group G.
by Sujay Dutt
from Friends Arena

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Match statistics

SwedenLiechtenstein

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)67
 
33
Total attempts24
 
3
on target10
 
1
off target11
 
2
blocked3
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners10
 
0
Offsides5
 
1
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
12

Standings

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Published: Sunday 12 October 2014, 23.04CET

Sweden off the mark against Liechtenstein

Sweden 2-0 Liechtenstein
Goals in each period from Erkan Zengin and Jimmy Durmaz steered Erik Hamrén's side to their first victory in Group G.

Sweden post first win in Group G after back-to-back draws
• Erkan Zengin steers home side ahead after 34 minutes 
• Jimmy Durmaz makes it two not long after the break
• Liechtenstein have taken a point from their opening three games
Next games: Montenegro v Sweden, Moldova v Liechtenstein (15 November)

Sweden overcame Liechtenstein 2-0 to record their first win in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying courtesy of a goal in each half from Erkan Zengin and Jimmy Durmaz.

Having started off by drawing against two sides likely to challenge for top spot in Group G – Austria and Russia – Erik Hamrén's men were firm favourites to break their duck on Sunday. But despite Sweden's early dominance, the visitors looked in little danger of conceding, with visiting keeper Cengiz Biçer comfortably dealing with efforts from Emil Forsberg and Albin Ekdal, while Durmaz and Johan Elmander missed the target.

Liechtenstein's resistance was shattered in fortuitous fashion after 34 minutes, however, as Zengin's shot from the left deflected off Ivan Quintans and looped over Biçer into the corner. The second half was less than 30 seconds old when Sweden made it two. This time, Biçer sliced his kick, providing a simple tap-in for the onrushing Durmaz.

Nabil Bahoui came close to extending the hosts' advantage on the stroke of full time after combining with Branimir Hrgota, but Biçer diverted the ball behind. At the other end, Andreas Isaksson was forced to deny Liechtenstein's Michele Polverino after a rare surge from the visitors, but Sweden held firm.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.06CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013873/postmatch/report/index.html#sweden+mark

Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK) (C)
12
BiçerCengiz Biçer (GK)
3
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
4
GranqvistAndreas Granqvist
5
QuintansIvan Quintans
Yellow Card64
5
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
6
A. ChristenAndreas Christen
Substitution78
8
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
Substitution74
10
M. FrickMario Frick (C)
Yellow Card49
9
KällströmKim Källström
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
11
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Substitution79
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Substitution83
17
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
15
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
Substitution27
18
ForsbergEmil Forsberg
Substitution66
18
HaslerNicolas Hasler
21
DurmazJimmy Durmaz
Goal46
19
SalanovicDennis Salanovic
22
Erkan ZenginErkan Zengin
Goal34
23
PolverinoMichele Polverino

Substitutes

23
DahlinJohan Dahlin (GK)
1
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
12
NordfeldtKristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
2
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution27
2
LustigMikael Lustig
7
ErnePhilippe Erne
6
BahouiNabil Bahoui
Substitution74
9
KühneSimon Kühne
Substitution78
7
S. LarssonSebastian Larsson
17
GubserRobin Gubser
10
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
20
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
Substitution83
13
E. JohanssonErik Johansson
21
KieberNiklas Kieber
14
HrgotaBranimir Hrgota
Substitution66
15
J. OlssonJonas Olsson
16
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
Substitution79
19
KačaniklićAlexander Kačaniklić
20
HultNiklas Hult

Coach

Erik Hamrén (SWE) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Fourth official

Aleksandr Radius (LTU)

Additional assistant referees

Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU), Darius Petraska (LTU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution