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Hamad heads Sweden to victory in Finland

Published: Monday 10 October 2011, 20.45CET
Finland 0-1 Sweden
Jiloan Hamad's 37th-minute goal lifted Sweden into second place in qualifying Group 2, level on points with leaders Slovenia.
Hamad heads Sweden to victory in Finland
A goal from Malmö's Jiloan Hamad ensured Sweden of all three points ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 October 2011, 20.45CET

Hamad heads Sweden to victory in Finland

Finland 0-1 Sweden
Jiloan Hamad's 37th-minute goal lifted Sweden into second place in qualifying Group 2, level on points with leaders Slovenia.

Sweden moved into a position of strength in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 following a single-goal win in Finland.

Captain Jiloah Hamad headed the only goal in Valkeakoski eight minutes before half-time. As a result of their third victory in four matches, Sweden have moved level on points with Slovenia at the top of the group but, significantly, boast a game in hand on their rivals.

Hamad's powerful header from Erdin Demir's left-wing cross was the only effort of note in the first half. After the break it was a different matter, though, as Mikko Sumusalo rattled the crossbar with a long-range strike and, with the hosts pushing for an equaliser, Timi Lahti shot just over from close range following a corner.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

Sweden

Sweden

1
SahlgrenSaku-Pekka Sahlgren (GK)
1
JohnssonKarl-Johan Johnsson (GK)
2
UronenJere Uronen
2
M. DyrestamMikael Dyrestam
Yellow Card90+2
3
SumusaloMikko Sumusalo
3
BaffoJoseph Baffo
Yellow Card60
4
MäntyläTero Mäntylä
4
MiloševićAlexander Milošević
6
KaukoJoni Kauko (C)
5
DemirErdin Demir
7
Cataxo TammilehtoDuarte Cataxo Tammilehto
6
HamadJiloan Hamad (C)
Goal37
10
PennanenPetteri Pennanen
7
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark
11
LähdeJuho Lähde
Substitution83
8
PekalskiIvo Pekalski
Yellow Card75
14
AbdulahiDenis Abdulahi
Substitution62
9
JönssonRasmus Jönsson
Substitution70
17
LahtiTimi Lahti
10
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
Yellow Card81
Substitution90
19
Dalla ValleLauri Dalla Valle
11
ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
ViitalaWalter Viitala (GK)
12
SandbergMarkus Sandberg (GK)
5
HeikkiläTapio Heikkilä
13
JohanssonMattias Johansson
8
PoutiainenPatrick Poutiainen
14
AjdarevićAstrit Ajdarević
Substitution67
15
RannankariTuomas Rannankari
15
ÇelikMervan Çelik
16
MarkkulaNiko Markkula
Substitution83
16
HultNiklas Hult
Substitution70
18
LehtonenJuho Lehtonen
Substitution62
17
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
20
SalmikiviVille Salmikivi
18
ClaessonViktor Claesson
Substitution90

Coach

Mika Laurikainen (FIN) Hakan Ericson (SWE)

Referee

Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

Assistant referees

Tibor Vámos (HUN), Vencel Tóth (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

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