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Bajrami bags victory for Sweden

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.44CET
Sweden 2-1 Bulgaria
The hosts maintained their perfect start to 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a win in Trelleborg.
by Sujay Dutt
Bajrami bags victory for Sweden
Emir Bajrami hit the winner for Sweden ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenBulgaria

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target14
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Fouls committed25
 
19
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 13:24 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.44CET

Bajrami bags victory for Sweden

Sweden 2-1 Bulgaria
The hosts maintained their perfect start to 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a win in Trelleborg.

Sweden overcame Bulgaria on Wednesday night to maintain a perfect record in their bid to qualify for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Olsson opener
After opening their campaign with an away win in Montenegro, Sweden made the most of home advantage in Trelleborg, with Blackburn Rovers FC full-back Martin Olsson opening the scoring in the 31st minute after one of many surging runs down the left wing. A misunderstanding between Bulgaria's goalkeeper Mario Kirev and his central defenders left Olsson with an open goal from which he slotted home from a tight angle.

Bajrami winner
The visitors replied only three minutes later, through Viktor Genev following a corner, but nine minutes after the restart Sweden had their winner, Emir Bajrami tapping in the rebound after Kirev had come out to save from Erton Fejzullahu. To add to the away side's woes, Kirev was injured in his collision with Fejzullahu and could not complete the match, while late in the game Alexandar Tonev saw red for his challenge on Guillermo Molins.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.11CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
NordfeldtKristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
12
KirevMario Kirev (GK)
Substitution60
2
LundErik Lund
3
KikiDani Kiki
Substitution57
4
NilssonMarcus Nilsson
4
MakendzhievMilcho Georgiev Makendzhiev
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
5
GenevViktor Genev
Goal34
5
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
Goal31
6
VidanovPavel Vidanov
6
MolinsGuillermo Molins
Substitution90+5
7
BaltanovLachezar Baltanov (C)
Yellow Card53
Substitution86
7
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
8
OgnyanovMarian Ognyanov
Yellow Card39
8
ErikssonSebastian Eriksson (C)
17
PetakovVictor Petakov
9
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Goal53
18
D. KolevDilyan Kolev
Yellow Card85
10
FejzullahuErton Fejzullahu
Substitution62
19
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Yellow Card46
Red Card90+4
11
AvdicDenni Avdic
Substitution75
21
BojikovVasil Bojikov

Substitutes

12
NoringVictor Noring (GK)
1
DenchevPetar Denchev (GK)
Substitution60
13
SalomonssonEmil Salomonsson
9
ApostolovAtanas Apostolov
Substitution86
14
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
11
DimitrovRadoslav Dimitrov
15
HamadJiloan Hamad
13
PanovTsvetomir Panov
16
LandgrenAndreas Landgren
Substitution62
14
TsachevIvan Tsachev
Substitution57
Yellow Card65
17
NordmarkDaniel Nordmark
Substitution90+5
16
PopovStrahil Popov
18
MehmetiAgon Mehmeti
Substitution75
Yellow Card86
22
T. KolevTodor Kolev

Coach

Tommy Söderberg (SWE) Ivan Kolev (BUL)

Referee

Luc Wouters (BEL)

Assistant referees

Michaël Keyen (BEL), Yves De Neve (BEL)

Fourth official

Frederik Geldhof (BEL)

Legend:

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