Friends Arena - Solna 11/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Sweden - Austria
2-1
 

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Ibrahimović stays calm to keep Sweden alive

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.45CET
Sweden 2-1 Austria
Trailing at the interval, Erik Hamrén's side clinched second place in Group C thanks to goals from Martin Olsson and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
by Sujay Dutt
Ibrahimović stays calm to keep Sweden alive
Sweden celebrate at the final whistle ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Sweden
Austria

2

Goals scored

1

16

Total attempts

11

9

Attempts on target

4

3

off target

4

7

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

6

0

Offsides

6

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

15

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

15

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Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:49 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.45CET

Ibrahimović stays calm to keep Sweden alive

Sweden 2-1 Austria
Trailing at the interval, Erik Hamrén's side clinched second place in Group C thanks to goals from Martin Olsson and Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Sweden wrapped up second spot in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C courtesy of a comeback win at home to ten-man Austria.

The visitors were in the ascendancy in Solna when Martin Harnik struck after 29 minutes. However, Martin Olsson restored parity in the second half and Zlatan Ibrahimović completed the turnaround four minutes from time for Erik Hamrén's team.

Sweden started on the front foot with Alexander Kacaniklic twice forcing goalkeeper Robert Almer into action before their momentum was halted. David Alaba rolled a free-kick into the path of Marko Arnautovic, whose enticing centre across goal was converted by Harnik. The hosts' response was spirited as Johan Elmander's 30-metre free-kick thumped against a post.

Better was to come in the second period, though, as Ibrahimović crossed for Olsson who made no mistake with a diving header. Ibrahimović almost turned goalscorer moments later, firing narrowly over having been rebuffed initially by Almer at point-blank range. Not to be denied, the Sweden captain took receipt of substitute Kim Källström's raking pass and finished unerringly. Arnautovic was then sent off to add to Austria's woes.

Last updated: 08/05/14 3.14CET

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