Djurgårdens IF booked their place in the second round of the UEFA Cup with a 3-1 win against their fellow Scandinavians FC København in Stockholm.
The Danish visitors had the better of the opening stages as they searched for the all-important away goal to provide them with some breathing space after the sides' goalless draw in Copenhagen two weeks ago.
Elmander on target
South African international Sibusiso Zoma and Morten Bisgaard both had chances to open the scoring for the visitors but saw their attempts go wide as København failed to make the most of their early dominance.
It was Djurgarden who struck the opening goal after 13 minutes. The hosts won a corner on the left and from Samuel Wowoah's superb delivery, Johan Elmander rose high to head home past Rune Pedersen.
The match then developed into a very physical encounter with both sides failing to create any clear-cut chances before a second goal arrived at the end of the first half when Kim Källström crossed for Elmander to head his second goal of the night.
The Swedish hosts were content thereafter to defend deep and København lacked the guile, determination and imagination to open up the Swedish defence.
But with two minutes left on the clock, Bora Zivkovic put some excitement back in the tie, making no mistake from Thomas Antonelius's brilliant through-ball to score and give København hope of a late fightback.
However, normal service was quickly resumed as Källström converted a penalty in the dying seconds after Antonelius had brought down Andreas Johansson inside the box for a 3-1 victory.