Malmö New Stadium - Malmo 06/09/2013 - 18:30CET (18:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 7

Sweden - Poland
3-1
 

Sweden - Poland 3-1 - 06/09/2013 - Match page - Under-21 2015

The official website for European football

Sweden recover to prevail against Poland

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 21.00CET
Sweden 3-1 Poland
Hakan Ericson's side suffered an early setback against their in-form opponents, but recovered impressively.
by Ulf Nilsson
from Malmö New Stadium
Sweden recover to prevail against Poland
Hakan Ericson's Sweden showed fortitude to post a comeback win ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Sweden
Poland

3

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

12

5

on target

1

2

off target

7

2

blocked

4

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

9

2

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

27

Fouls committed

16

15

Fouls suffered

25

Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Poland

Poland

1Carlgren (GK)1Szumski (GK)
2Johansson2Janicki
3Milošević
Goal10
3Lewandowski
Yellow Card48
4Helander5Kamiński (C)
5Krafth
Yellow Card35
7Pazio
6Hallberg10Wolski
Yellow Card26
Substitution73
7Hiljemark (C)
Yellow Card22
11Żyro
8Lewicki16Golla
Substitution85
9Thern
Goal15
Substitution61
17Linetty
Yellow Card88
10Hrgota
Goal21
Substitution87
19Pawłowski
11Ishak
Goal56
20Przybyłko
Substitution64

Substitutes

12Strömberg (GK)12Bednarek (GK)
13Holmen4Michalski
14Silverholt6Chrapek
Substitution73
15Kroon9Stępiński
Substitution64
16Quaison14Dąbrowski
17Bärkroth
Substitution87
15Konczkowski
18Nyman
Substitution61
18Steblecki
Substitution85

Coaches

Hakan Ericson (SWE) Marcin Dorna (POL)

Referee

Georgi Kabakov (BUL)

Standings

Last updated: 09/09/2013 08:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 21.00CET

Sweden recover to prevail against Poland

Sweden 3-1 Poland
Hakan Ericson's side suffered an early setback against their in-form opponents, but recovered impressively.

Sweden recovered from an early setback to post a comeback win against Poland, making an ideal start to life in Group 7 and ending their opponents' winning streak.

The Blågult swept through 2013 qualifying, accruing a points tally bettered only by Germany, before elimination at the play-off stage. They started their opening 2015 qualifier in awkward fashion, however, Alexander Milošević scoring an own goal after ten minutes. The hosts rallied with two fine goals inside the next 11 minutes before Mikael Ishak (56) completed the scoring.

Poland showed attacking menace from the outset and Marcin Dorna's side forced the opener. Kacper Przybyłko connected with Rafał Wolski's free-kick; the ball diverted off defender Alexander Milošević past Patrik Carlgren.

The lead did not last long. Simon Thern drilled a shot into the top corner five minutes later, before an outstanding 50-metre run from Branimir Hrgota ended with a clinical finish on 21 minutes. On the stroke of half-time Ishak hit a post from close range, but shortly after the restart the No11 was on hand to tap in the rebound after a Hrgota shot had been saved.

Poland regained control in the final half hour but were unable to create any meaningful openings, and could be joined on six points at the top of the section should there be a victor from Sweden's game in Turkey on Tuesday.

Last updated: 06/09/13 21.36CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles
Related match

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011508/postmatch/report/index.html#sweden+sink+poland

 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.