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Hamad seals top spot for Sweden

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 20.00CET
Bulgaria 0-1 Sweden
Jiloan Hamad's last-gasp decider cemented the visitors' place at the Group 6 summit, earning them a play-off berth.
Hamad seals top spot for Sweden
Jörgen Lennartsson’s side booked themselves a place in the play-offs ©Bildbyrån
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 20.00CET

Hamad seals top spot for Sweden

Bulgaria 0-1 Sweden
Jiloan Hamad's last-gasp decider cemented the visitors' place at the Group 6 summit, earning them a play-off berth.

Sweden will take their place in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after Jiloan Hamad's last-gasp winner cemented their place at the top of qualifying Group 6.

With Israel overcoming Montenegro elsewhere in the section, Sweden had to avoid defeat away against the bottom team to guarantee top spot. They ultimately grabbed all three points when Hamad capped the visitors' dominant display with an instinctive finish in the 90th minute, the midfielder ensuring the Scandinavian side ended group duties with a sixth win in eight outings.

Jörgen Lennartsson's visitors were rarely troubled in Lovech, though they struggled to make the breakthrough that would have calmed any nerves. Ultimately, it took a substitute to make the difference, Hamad reacting quickest to a rebound in the box after a cross from the left had taken a deflection. The Malmö FF man finished in style with a decisive finish into the far corner.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.27CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Sweden

Sweden

12
KunchevStefano Kunchev (GK)
Yellow Card76
1
NordfeldtKristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
2
TerzievGeorgi Terziev
2
SalomonssonEmil Salomonsson
3
I. MilanovIlia Milanov
3
NilssonMarcus Nilsson
4
DrenovichkiAtanas Drenovichki
4
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
Yellow Card87
6
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov (C)
5
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
7
KirovAlexandar Kirov
Substitution87
6
MolinsGuillermo Molins
Substitution58
9
ToshevMartin Toshev
Substitution77
7
ElmRasmus Elm (C)
10
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Yellow Card84
8
ErikssonSebastian Eriksson
14
ValchanovIvan Valchanov
Yellow Card35
Substitution60
9
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
Yellow Card51
15
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
10
JönssonRasmus Jönsson
Substitution68
18
IvanovSimeon Ivanov
11
MehmetiAgon Mehmeti
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

1
Ivaylo VasilevIvaylo Vasilev (GK)
12
NoringVictor Noring (GK)
5
DimitrovNikolay Dimitrov
13
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
8
VasilevRadoslav Vasilev
Substitution77
14
BackmanNiklas Backman
11
KostadinovTomi Kostadinov
Substitution87
15
HamadJiloan Hamad
Substitution58
Goal90
13
DimovPlamen Dimov
16
MårtenssonJohan Mårtensson
Substitution90+2
16
MarchevVeselin Marchev
Substitution60
17
NordmarkDaniel Nordmark
17
VelinovKristian Velinov
18
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
Substitution68

Coach

Mihail Madanski (BUL) Jörgen Lennartsson (SWE)

Referee

Dawid Piasecki (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Rafal Rostkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Borski (POL)

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