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Sweden - Greece 3-0 - 05/09/2014 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Stylish Sweden see off Greece

Published: Friday 5 September 2014, 21.24CET
Sweden 3-0 Greece
John Guidetti scored one goal and Isaac Thelin two as Sweden moved second in Group 7 and set up a thrilling finale on Tuesday.
by Ulf Nilsson
from Örjans vall Stadium
Stylish Sweden see off Greece
John Guidetti (No10) put Sweden in front ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Friday 5 September 2014, 21.24CET

Stylish Sweden see off Greece

Sweden 3-0 Greece
John Guidetti scored one goal and Isaac Thelin two as Sweden moved second in Group 7 and set up a thrilling finale on Tuesday.

Sweden set up a thrilling conclusion to UEFA European Under-21 qualifying Group 7 with an impressive victory against Greece, meaning the section's top four teams are covered by just three points ahead of Tuesday's final qualifiers.

The home side began the evening two points behind Greece and, after a slow start, took control from the midway point of the first half. John Guidetti forced a good save from Sokratis Dioudis with an early header while Simon Gustafson had a shot blocked with half-time approaching following an incisive Swedish move.

The breakthrough did arrive early in the second period, Guidetti beating the goalkeeper from 30 metres out with a fine free-kick. The goal changed the game; Greece began to enjoy more possession while Sweden sought to threaten on the counterattack, and it was the latter who found more joy.

A second goal arrived 17 minutes from time, Isaac Thelin bursting clear after a mistake in the Greece defence and keeping his head to slip the ball between Dioudis' legs for 2-0. The same player added a clinching third a minute into added time, Oscar Hiljemark setting him free with a fine pass.

The win means Sweden now have 13 points, the same as Turkey – 3-0 winners in Malta tonight – and two adrift of leaders Poland. Greece, who are on 12 points, are at home to Poland on Tuesday; Sweden also have home advantage as they play Turkey.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.28CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Greece

Greece

1
CarlgrenPatrik Carlgren (GK)
1
DioudisSokratis Dioudis (GK)
2
KrafthEmil Krafth
2
MarinakisNikos Marinakis
3
HolménSebastian Holmén
3
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
4
HelanderFilip Helander
4
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
5
AugustinssonLudwig Augustinsson
Yellow Card76
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution77
6
GustafsonSimon Gustafson
Substitution87
8
LagosTassos Lagos (C)
Yellow Card71
Substitution81
7
HiljemarkOscar Hiljemark (C)
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
8
LewickiOscar Lewicki
10
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
Yellow Card44
Substitution71
9
OlssonKristoffer Olsson
11
KarelisNikos Karelis
10
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
Goal52
Substitution78
15
KourbelisDimitris Kourbelis
11
KhaliliAbdullah Khalili
Substitution67
18
BouchalakisAndreas Bouchalakis
Yellow Card51

Substitutes

12
LindeAndreas Linde (GK)
12
GiannakopoulosNikos Giannakopoulos (GK)
13
BaffoJoseph Baffo
5
GoutasDimitris Goutas
14
SsewankamboIsak Ssewankambo
Substitution87
6
BallasPanagiotis Ballas
15
KroonSimon Kroon
14
LykogiannisCharalambos Lykogiannis
Substitution77
16
TibblingSimon Tibbling
Substitution78
16
BouzasVasilis Bouzas
Substitution81
17
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
Substitution67
Goal73
Goal90+1
17
KouroAlexandros Kouro
18
EngvallGustav Engvall
19
BakasetasTasos Bakasetas
Substitution71

Coach

Håkan Ericson (SWE) Kostas Tsanas (GRE)

Referee

Davide Massa (ITA)

Assistant referees

Mauro Tonolini (ITA), Espedito Marco Musolino (ITA)

Fourth official

Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)

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