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Guidetti stars as Sweden rout Malta

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 20.27CET
Sweden 5-0 Malta
John Guidetti scored twice inside the first half-hour as Sweden won the battle of the bottom two in Group 7.
by Ulf Nilson
from Malmö New Stadium
Guidetti stars as Sweden rout Malta
John Guidetti struck twice against Malta ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 20.27CET

Guidetti stars as Sweden rout Malta

Sweden 5-0 Malta
John Guidetti scored twice inside the first half-hour as Sweden won the battle of the bottom two in Group 7.

Sweden showed no mercy to the bottom side in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7, with Malta being beaten soundly in Malmo.

Manchester City FC's John Guidetti was the star of the show, scoring twice as his team built up a 4-0 lead by the interval. His first was a fine strike from 20 metres, with Victor Claesson making it 2-0 with a terrific volley on 20 minutes. Guidetti then netted from a rebound after Branimir Hrgota's shot was blocked, while Hrgota was on the scoresheet seven minutes later, finishing after Simon Thern passed to him having shaped to shoot from a free-kick.

Claesson set up Hrgota for what should have been goal No5 on 59 minutes, but Malta keeper Jurgen Borg received a rare lucky break to deny him. He produced a much more impressive save to fend away a Simon Kroon effort ten minutes later, yet had no chance from the rebound as Christoffer Nyman rounded off the scoring.

Last updated: 05/06/15 5.53CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Malta

Malta

1
StrömbergAugust Strömberg (GK)
12
BorgJurgen Borg (GK)
2
JohanssonMattias Johansson
Substitution66
3
GrechChristian Grech
Substitution37
3
HelanderFilip Helander
6
Z. MuscatZach Muscat (C)
Yellow Card80
4
HolménSebastian Holmén
8
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
Yellow Card6
5
KrafthEmil Krafth
Yellow Card33
10
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
6
ClaessonViktor Claesson
Goal20
13
S. BorgSacha Borg
7
BlomqvistAndreas Blomqvist
16
C. BorgClyde Borg
8
ThernSimon Thern (C)
17
J. PisaniJurgen Pisani
Substitution66
9
HrgotaBranimir Hrgota
Goal34
Yellow Card76
Substitution81
21
SciclunaRyan Scicluna
Substitution90+2
10
GuidettiJohn Guidetti
Goal11
Goal27
Substitution61
22
D. ZerafaDaniel Zerafa
11
NymanChristoffer Nyman
Goal69
23
FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia

Substitutes

12
LundinAlexander Lundin (GK)
1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
13
KonatePa Konate
Substitution66
5
B. FarrugiaBrooke Farrugia
Substitution90+2
14
BaffoJoseph Baffo
7
MicallefLydon Micallef
15
HallbergMelker Hallberg
9
MckayGodwin Mckay
16
KroonSimon Kroon
Substitution61
18
Sam. ArabSamir Arab
Substitution37
17
BärkrothNiklas Bärkroth
Substitution81
19
B. MuscatBrandon Muscat
18
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
20
CamenzuliRyan Camenzuli
Substitution66

Coach

Håkan Ericson (SWE) Raymond Farrugia (MLT)

Referee

Georgi Vadachkoria (GEO)

Assistant referees

Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO), Irakli Ukleba (GEO)

Fourth official

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

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