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Sweden strike late to deny Kazakhstan

Published: Sunday 11 October 2009, 2.45CET
Kazakhstan 1-1 Sweden
The visitors scored two minutes from time to avoid slipping to a shock defeat in Astana in their Group 6 qualifier in Astana.
by Mikhail Kozachkov
Sweden strike late to deny Kazakhstan
Pavel Shabalin (left) takes on the Sweden defence ©Eduard Gavrish
Published: Sunday 11 October 2009, 2.45CET

Sweden strike late to deny Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 1-1 Sweden
The visitors scored two minutes from time to avoid slipping to a shock defeat in Astana in their Group 6 qualifier in Astana.

Sweden scored two minutes from time to avoid slipping to a shock defeat in Astana, drawing 1-1 away to Kazakhstan in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 qualifier.

Shabalin strike
Pavel Rodnenok took over the Kazakhstan reins from Samvel Kostandyan following September's 2-1 home defeat by Israel and his side nearly produced a memorable victory in his first match in charge. His charges started aggressively and dominated the first period against the semi-finalists from this summer's finals. Ulan Konysbayev wasted two great opportunities, first missing the target and then drilling a chance into a Swedish defender. Pavel Shabalin was not so wasteful, however, and opened the scoring after a wonderful back-heeled pass from Marat Shakhmetov on 51 minutes.

Almebäck equaliser
Shakhmetov then played in Ruslan Kenetayev, only for the FC Shakhtyor Karagandy forward to be denied by goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, and Sweden made the most of that reprieve two minutes from time when substitute Michael Almebäck restored parity. Kazakhstan now have five points from six games with Sweden heading the section with two points more from three matches fewer.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.07CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Sweden

Sweden

1
KalmykovNikita Kalmykov (GK)
Yellow Card49
1
NordfeldtKristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
2
KorobovZakhar Korobov
Yellow Card82
2
LundErik Lund
3
DautovDamir Dautov
Yellow Card15
3
NilssonMarcus Nilsson
5
ShkotAlexandr Shkot
4
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
7
KenetayevRuslan Kenetayev
Substitution89
5
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
Yellow Card36
8
ShakhmetovMarat Shakhmetov
Yellow Card67
6
MolinsGuillermo Molins
Yellow Card64
9
KonysbaevUlan Konysbaev
Substitution53
7
LandgrenAndreas Landgren
Substitution80
10
GoloveshkinVitali Goloveshkin
Yellow Card80
8
ErikssonSebastian Eriksson (C)
11
ShabalinPavel Shabalin
Goal51
9
NordmarkDaniel Nordmark
Substitution61
15
DarabayevAslan Darabayev (C)
10
EkdalAlbin Ekdal
17
ShomkoDmitri Shomko
11
AvdicDenni Avdic
Substitution61

Substitutes

22
OtarbayevSamat Otarbayev (GK)
12
NoringVictor Noring (GK)
4
AdyrbekovTalgat Adyrbekov
13
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
Substitution80
Goal88
6
SemyonovMaxim Semyonov
14
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
12
MakarovAlexey Makarov
15
SalomonssonEmil Salomonsson
14
MuzhikovSerikzhan Muzhikov
16
HamadJiloan Hamad
Substitution61
16
IbrayevSabyrkhan Ibrayev
Substitution53
Yellow Card80
17
EricssonPär Ericsson
Substitution61
20
AbdukarimovKhassan Abdukarimov
Substitution89
18
JönssonRasmus Jönsson

Coach

Pavel Rodnenok (BLR) Tommy Söderberg (SWE)

Referee

Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Jovica Savija (SRB), Jovan Bozovic (SRB)

Fourth official

Dragan Krstic (SRB)

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