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Malta stroll takes Sweden higher

Published: Wednesday 6 June 2012, 21.45CET
Sweden 4-0 Malta
Sweden moved within a point of the Group 2 summit as two-goal Mikael Ishak helped undo ten-man Malta.
Malta stroll takes Sweden higher
Sweden's Under-21s are on the climb in Group 2 ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 6 June 2012, 21.45CET

Malta stroll takes Sweden higher

Sweden 4-0 Malta
Sweden moved within a point of the Group 2 summit as two-goal Mikael Ishak helped undo ten-man Malta.

Sweden moved within a point of Group 2 leaders Slovenia –with a game in hand – after a 4-0 home victory over Malta in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

Hakan Ericson's side took the lead after just three minutes in Halmstad when Mervan Celik struck against the section's bottom team. Mikael Ishak doubled their lead in the 20th minute after latching on to Oscar Hiljemark’s pass and Malta's plight worsened just after the break with Owen Bugeja's dismissal for bringing down Mervan Celik as he burst through.

Astrit Ajdarević converted the spot-kick and the only surprise was it took until the 92nd minute for the Swedes to get their fourth goal, a close-range finish by the excellent Ishak.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.21CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Malta

Malta

1
JohnssonKarl-Johan Johnsson (GK)
1
SultanaSteve Sultana (GK)
2
AlbornozMiiko Albornoz
Yellow Card64
Substitution80
2
BajadaJonathan Bajada
Yellow Card64
3
JanssonPontus Jansson
4
Z. MuscatZach Muscat
4
SadikuLoret Sadiku
5
BugejaOwen Bugeja
Red Card47
5
DemirErdin Demir
8
ScerriMark Scerri (C)
6
HamadJiloan Hamad (C)
Substitution69
9
VellaTerence Vella
Substitution79
7
J. JohanssonJakob Johansson
11
J. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia
Substitution60
8
AjdarevićAstrit Ajdarević
Goal48
13
CamilleriYessous Camilleri
9
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark
15
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
Substitution46
10
IshakMikael Ishak
Goal20
Goal90+2
16
GauciMatthew Gauci
11
ÇelikMervan Çelik
Goal3
Yellow Card18
Substitution57
18
SciclunaRyan Scicluna
Yellow Card13

Substitutes

12
SandbergMarkus Sandberg (GK)
12
BalzanDaniel Balzan (GK)
13
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
3
MartinelliLuca Martinelli
14
BaffoJoseph Baffo
7
L. GrechLeighton Grech
Substitution46
Yellow Card79
15
KrafthEmil Krafth
Substitution80
10
CiantarMiguel Ciantar
16
QuaisonRobin Quaison
14
C. BorgClyde Borg
17
ClaessonViktor Claesson
Substitution69
17
CaruanaTristan Caruana
Substitution60
18
JönssonRasmus Jönsson
Substitution57
23
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
Substitution79

Coach

Hakan Ericson (SWE) Raymond Farrugia (MLT)

Referee

Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)

Assistant referees

Ivica Modrić (CRO), Goran Perica (CRO)

Fourth official

Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

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