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Sweden climb to summit

Published: Friday 4 June 2010, 18.30CET
Israel 0-1 Sweden
Denni Avdic struck just before the hour to give Tommy Söderberg's side a win that moves them to the top of Group 6.
by Mark Laingold
from The Nes-Ziona stadium
Sweden climb to summit
Denni Avdic scored the only goal against Israel ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

IsraelSweden

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners7
 
4
Fouls committed9
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 13:20 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Friday 4 June 2010, 18.30CET

Sweden climb to summit

Israel 0-1 Sweden
Denni Avdic struck just before the hour to give Tommy Söderberg's side a win that moves them to the top of Group 6.

Sweden are top of Group 6 in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying following a 1-0 victory against Israel.

Tommy Söderberg's side are level on points with Montenegro but sit atop their section just five games into their campaign, one fewer than their nearest rivals. They remain unbeaten, but were made to work hard for three points in Nes-Ziona, Denni Avdic striking the decisive blow 13 minutes into the second half.

Jiloan Hamad created the game's first notable opening, captain Emir Bajrami profiting from his good work only for his shot to be deflected wide. Israel, though, had chances of their own and nearly went in front midway through the opening period when Liroy Zhairi's free-kick from just outside the penalty area was turned behind by Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Avraham Rikan also went close before the break but Sweden proved the most clinical in the second period, Avdic heading Martin Olsson's cross past Ariel Harush on 58 minutes. The group leaders now have a top-of-the-table meeting with Montenegro to prepare for on Tuesday before facing Israel again on 3 September.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.45CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000151/postmatch/report/index.html#avdic+puts+sweden

Lineups

Israel

Israel

Sweden

Sweden

1
HarushAriel Harush (GK)
1
NordfeldtKristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
2
ElkayamOded Elkayam
2
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
Yellow Card29
3
RikanAvraham Rikan
3
NilssonMarcus Nilsson
5
GershonRami Gershon
4
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
8
A. CohenAlmog Cohen
Yellow Card25
5
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
10
GolasaEyal Golasa
Substitution67
6
HamadJiloan Hamad
12
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
Substitution55
7
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
Yellow Card20
14
SaharBen Sahar
Yellow Card84
8
ErikssonSebastian Eriksson
17
CohenElroy Cohen
9
BajramiEmir Bajrami (C)
20
ZhairiLiroy Zhairi
Yellow Card58
Substitution67
10
AvdicDenni Avdic
Goal58
21
RoashOshri Roash (C)
11
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
Substitution70

Substitutes

18
LevkovichRobi Levkovich (GK)
12
NoringVictor Noring (GK)
4
MoriDin Mori
13
BackmanNiklas Backman
6
AbukratRan Abukrat
14
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
7
AssulinGai Assulin
Substitution55
15
NordmarkDaniel Nordmark
9
DamariOmer Damari
Substitution67
16
LandgrenAndreas Landgren
11
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution67
17
JönssonRasmus Jönsson
22
MalulDor Malul
18
HalleniusLinus Hallenius
Substitution70

Coach

Motti Iwanir (ISR) Tommy Söderberg (SWE)

Referee

Babak Rafati (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Dirk Margenberg (GER)

Fourth official

Markus Wingenbach (GER)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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