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Fejzullahu feat sends Sweden top

Published: Sunday 15 November 2009, 13.45CET
Sweden 5-1 Kazakhstan
Erton Fejzullahu scored four times in Malmo to help Sweden to a win against Kazakhstan which returns them to the top of Group 6.
Fejzullahu feat sends Sweden top
Sweden's joint coaches Jörgen Lennartsson and Tommy Söderberg ©Sportsfile
Published: Sunday 15 November 2009, 13.45CET

Fejzullahu feat sends Sweden top

Sweden 5-1 Kazakhstan
Erton Fejzullahu scored four times in Malmo to help Sweden to a win against Kazakhstan which returns them to the top of Group 6.

Erton Fejzullahu scored four times to help Sweden to a victory against Kazakhstan which returns them to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6.

Back on top
The NEC Nijmegen striker opened the scoring before the break and claimed three more in a 17-minute second-half period in which Albin Ekdal also found the target. Down to ten men late on, Kazakhstan pulled one back through Dmitri Shomko but having lost the group lead to Montenegro with their 1-0 win against Israel on Saturday, unbeaten Sweden restored their advantage on head-to-head record and still have a game in hand.

Early dominance
Sweden were dominant early on at the Malmö New Stadium, where they reached the 2009 semi-finals as hosts in June, but Samat Otarbayev held out until the 32nd minute when beaten by a fine solo run and shot from Fejzullahu. In a half-time interview he vowed to keep up the pressure and within five minutes had made it two after Rasmus Elm's corner had been touched on by Jasmin Sudic.

Victory sealed
His third followed six minutes later and on the hour mark another Elm corner was headed in by Ekdal. It was from the same Elm source that Fejzullahu added Sweden's fifth in the 67th minute. Visiting captain Marat Shakhmetov received a second yellow card late on before his team-mate Shomko claimed a consolation goal as Kazakhstan ended their qualifying campaign on five points, one ahead of bottom side Bulgaria.

Israel next
Elm, who will link up with the senior squad for Sweden's friendly in Italy on Wednesday, said: "We missed too many times in the first half and were not that consistent but we worked that out and improved after the break." Sweden and Montenegro would be joined on ten points by Israel on Wednesday if they beat Bulgaria. Jörgen Lennartsson and Tommy Söderberg's side resume their campaign in Israel on 4 June.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.50CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
NordfeldtKristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
1
OtarbayevSamat Otarbayev (GK)
2
LundErik Lund
Substitution74
3
MakarovAlexey Makarov
Yellow Card43
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
4
AdyrbekovTalgat Adyrbekov (C)
Substitution76
4
SudicJasmin Sudic
Yellow Card87
5
ShomkoDmitri Shomko
Yellow Card45+1
Goal89
5
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
6
SemyonovMaxim Semyonov
6
MolinsGuillermo Molins
7
KukeyevZhambyl Kukeyev
Yellow Card43
Substitution73
7
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
Goal60
8
ShakhmetovMarat Shakhmetov
Yellow Card58
Red Card88
8
ErikssonSebastian Eriksson (C)
9
KonysbaevUlan Konysbaev
Yellow Card86
9
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Yellow Card25
10
GoloveshkinVitali Goloveshkin
Substitution90+2
10
ElmRasmus Elm
Substitution89
11
IbrayevSabyrkhan Ibrayev
Yellow Card25
11
FejzullahuErton Fejzullahu
Goal32
Goal50
Goal56
Goal67
Substitution70
15
ErbesVyacheslav Erbes
Yellow Card24

Substitutes

12
NoringVictor Noring (GK)
18
BitabarovAzat Bitabarov (GK)
13
SalomonssonEmil Salomonsson
Substitution74
12
DubkovGrigoriy Dubkov
Substitution76
14
BackmanNiklas Backman
14
MuzhikovSerikzhan Muzhikov
15
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
16
KenbaevYerzat Kenbaev
16
HamadJiloan Hamad
Substitution70
17
ChikrizovYevgeniy Chikrizov
17
AvdicDenni Avdic
19
AbdukarimovKhassan Abdukarimov
Substitution90+2
18
EricssonPär Ericsson
Substitution89
20
SerikzhanovAkzhol Serikzhanov
Substitution73

Coach

Tommy Söderberg (SWE) Samvel Kostandyan (KAZ)

Referee

Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)

Assistant referees

Arturas Pipiras (LTU), Darius Miklovas (LTU)

Fourth official

Audrius Žuta (LTU)

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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