Romania fail to halt Swedish charge

Published: Saturday 27 September 2008, 1.45CET
Sweden 2-0 Romania
Qualified Sweden maintained their perfect record and have still to concede a goal in Group 2 after a routine victory in Vasteras.
by Sujay Dutt
Romania fail to halt Swedish charge
Therese Sjögran was on target for Sweden ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 27 September 2008, 1.45CET

Romania fail to halt Swedish charge

Sweden 2-0 Romania
Qualified Sweden maintained their perfect record and have still to concede a goal in Group 2 after a routine victory in Vasteras.

Qualified Sweden maintained their perfect qualifying record and have still to concede a goal in Group 2 after a routine 2-0 victory against Romania in Vasteras.

Impressive debut
Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby declared that he would prefer a low scoring win against Romania, keeping that defensive record intact, than a flurry of goals for his side and his wish was granted as the visitors rarely threatened. The home side enjoyed plenty of possession but could only manage two first-half goals to show for their dominance. Therese Sjögran scored the opener after 32 minutes from close range after good work from Lotta Schelin and Kosovare Asllani – a 19-year-old making her international debut at senior level. Five minutes later, Nilla Fischer struck with a powerful half-volley from just outside the penalty area to make it 2-0.

Fischer second
Two more Swedish players – Sara Lindén and Louise Fors – made their senior debuts and both of them were involved in creating chances but Romanian goalkeeper Mirela Ganea prevented any further goals. Sweden have already booked their place in the 2009 UEFA European Women's Championship.

Last updated: 27/09/08 21.11CET

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Lineup

Sweden

Sweden

Romania

Romania

18Nilla Fischer
Goal37'
Substitution63'
5Teodora Dragoescu
4Anna Paulson1Mirela Ganea (GK)
8Lotta Schelin
Substitution77'
13Alexandra Iusan
Yellow Card71'
5Caroline Seger (C)4Corina Olar
3Stina Segerström2Olivia Oprea
15Therese Sjögran
Goal32'
3Elena Iuliana Pavel
6Sara Thunebro9Laura Roxana Rus
Yellow Card56'
Substitution76'
7Sara Larsson
Yellow Card90'
11Florentina Spanu (C)
1Hedvig Lindahl (GK)8Georgiana Alina Birtoiu
Substitution87'
9Jessica Landström7Raluca Sarghe
Substitution49'
10Kosovare Asllani
Substitution72'
17Olga Iordachius

Substitutes

14Madelaine Edlund
Substitution77'
16Andreea Mihaela Cojocaru
Substitution87'
12Caroline Jönsson (GK)10Andreea Laiu
Substitution49'
13Frida Östberg12Roxana Oprea (GK)
2Charlotte Rohlin18Mihaela Loredana Prundaru
16Lisa Dahlkvist14Ana Maria Stanciu
17Louise Fors
Substitution63'
15Ionela Ilinca
11Sara Lindén
Substitution72'
6Iulia Cosma
Substitution76'

Coach

Thomas Dennerby (SWE) Maria Delicoiu (ROU)

Referee

Natalia Avdonchenko (RUS)

Assistant referees

Albina Kretskaya (RUS), Oxana Akulova (RUS)

Fourth official

Pernilla Larsson (SWE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Sweden

    Sweden

    Next match womensworldcup: v Czech Republic, 21 August 2010
  • Romania

    Romania

    Next match womensworldcup: v Ukraine, 21 August 2010
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