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Hamad shines as Sweden win in Malta

Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011, 21.10CET
Malta 0-1 Sweden
Captain Jiloan Hamad was the star of the show at the Hibernians Ground, scoring the only goal and dictating the pace of the Group 2 game.
by Dominic Aquilina
from Hibernians Ground
Hamad shines as Sweden win in Malta
Sweden celebrate Jiloan Hamad's goal in Malta ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011, 21.10CET

Hamad shines as Sweden win in Malta

Malta 0-1 Sweden
Captain Jiloan Hamad was the star of the show at the Hibernians Ground, scoring the only goal and dictating the pace of the Group 2 game.

Jiloan Hamad scored the only goal as Sweden came away from Malta with a 1-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 2 win.

The Azerbaijan-born midfielder, who has been playing in the UEFA Europa League with Malmö FF, sent a shot wide after five minutes following a blunder by Malta goalkeeper Steve Sultana, but he made amends on 36 minutes, blasting the ball into the net after connecting with an Astrit Adjarević corner.

Miguel Ciantar went close for Malta after 42 minutes when Karl-Johan Johnsson left a post unguarded, but it took sterling efforts from Sultana to keep out Rasmus Jönsson and Samuel Armenteros after the break. Rowen Muscat had a goal disallowed for the home side on 73 minutes, but Sweden otherwise looked largely untroubled.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.22CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Sweden

Sweden

1
SultanaSteve Sultana (GK)
1
JohnssonKarl-Johan Johnsson (GK)
3
MartinelliLuca Martinelli
Yellow Card73
2
J. LarssonJohan Larsson
4
Z. MuscatZach Muscat
3
JanssonPontus Jansson
Yellow Card36
6
R. MuscatRowen Muscat (C)
Yellow Card44
4
BaffoJoseph Baffo
8
VellaTerence Vella
5
AlbornozMiiko Albornoz
10
CiantarMiguel Ciantar
Substitution62
6
HamadJiloan Hamad (C)
Goal36
13
CamilleriYessous Camilleri
7
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark
14
C. BorgClyde Borg
Substitution46
8
AjdarevićAstrit Ajdarević
15
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
9
JönssonRasmus Jönsson
Yellow Card73
16
GauciMatthew Gauci
10
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
23
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
Substitution76
11
ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
Substitution83

Substitutes

12
BalzanDaniel Balzan (GK)
12
SandbergMarkus Sandberg (GK)
2
CassarClevean Cassar
13
MagyarRichard Magyar
5
XerriJonathan Xerri
14
MalmTobias Malm
7
GrimaDylan Grima
Substitution46
15
BergerEmil Berger
9
J. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia
Substitution76
16
LewickiOscar Lewicki
11
FalzonDaren Falzon
Substitution62
17
AnderssonSebastian Andersson
Substitution83
18
GrechSheldon Grech
18
LundbergViktor Lundberg

Coach

Raymond Farrugia (MLT) Hakan Ericson (SWE)

Referee

Dawid Piasecki (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Marcin Lis (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Borski (POL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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