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Zivotic's Austria leveller denied Sweden

Published: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 17.45CET
Austria 1-1 Sweden
Nikola Zivotic's equaliser got Austria off the mark in Group A and denied Sweden a second win and potential early qualification.
by Ian Holyman
from Štadión MFK Dubnica

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Match statistics

Austria
Sweden

1

Goals scored

1

4

on target

2

6

off target

7

10

Corners

7

10

Fouls committed

17

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Austria

Austria

Sweden

Sweden

21Schlager (GK)1Mohlin (GK)
2Ripic
Substitution76
3Suljic
Goal44
3Peric4S. Ramhorn
4Tursch6Sonko Sundberg
5Lercher (C)7Wahlqvist
7Grbic
Substitution71
8Andersson (C)
8Horvath11Jönsson Salétros
10Lazaro14Ssewankambo
11Gluhakovic15Citaku
Substitution74
17Zivotic
Goal49
16Engvall
Yellow Card48
Substitution62
19Baumgartner18Lipovac
Substitution52

Substitutes

1Hartl (GK)12Strömgren (GK)
6Mathis2Bergman
9Pellegrini
Substitution76
5J. Ramhorn
13Mayr
Substitution71
10Rakip
Substitution52
Yellow Card65
14Probst13Nordin
Substitution74
15Haas17Halvadzic
Substitution62

Coaches

Hermann Stadler (AUT) Roland Larsson (SWE)

Referee

Neil Doyle (IRL)

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Last updated: 08/05/2013 21:39 CET

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Published: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 17.45CET

Zivotic's Austria leveller denied Sweden

Austria 1-1 Sweden
Nikola Zivotic's equaliser got Austria off the mark in Group A and denied Sweden a second win and potential early qualification.

Austria bounced back from their opening game defeat by host nation Slovakia to draw with Sweden  and leave both sides with everything to play for in the last Group A games on Saturday.

Sweden had won their finals debut three days ago against Switzerland and the younfest player in their squad, Ali Suljic, put them ahead four minutes after the break. But Zivotic's stylish finish five minutes later means both teams go into their last fixtures with a semi-final place still within their grasp.

The contrasting opening-game fortunes of the two sides was evident early on. While Austria remained in their shell, Sweden started as brightly as the sunshine in Dubnica nad Vahom.

Their hero against Switzerland, Gustav Engvall, charged to and then along the byline before his shot was deflected enticingly to Isak Ssewankambo. But for Dominik Baumgartner's courageous block, the Chelsea FC midfielder would surely have broken the deadlock.

It was luck that prevented Austria defender Petar Gluhakovic gifting Roland Larsson's side the lead when he skewed his attempted clearance narrowly over his own bar. The full-back's relief was doubled when Linus Wahlqvist headed over from the resulting corner. Only rarely did Sweden find themselves in a similar state of high alert before the break, though Sascha Horvath– teed up neatly by Valentino Lazaro – swerved his drive wide of the target.

After Suljic had headed Sweden in front from Gentrit Citaku's corner, Lazaro played a brilliant role in quickly bringing his team level. With his back to goal, the midfielder's clever first touch took him away from his marker, and though Sixten Mohlin turned aside Lazaro's fiercely-struck shot, Zivotic turned in the rebound from a tight angle.

The Sweden goalkeeper then carefully watched an awkward Adrian Grbic free-kick on to a post. Daniel Ripic fired over as a wilting Sweden only just held out the closing stages.

Last updated: 21/01/14 11.26CET

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