Friends Arena - Solna 19/11/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg

Sweden - Portugal
2-3
Aggregate: 2-4
 

Sweden - Portugal 2-3 - 19/11/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Ronaldo hat-trick takes Portugal past Sweden

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 23.00CET
Sweden 2-3 Portugal (agg: 2-4)
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored twice in five second-half minutes to give Sweden hope but Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick took Portugal through.
by Sujay Dutt
Ronaldo hat-trick takes Portugal past Sweden
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific form with all three goals against Sweden ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Sweden
Portugal

2

Goals scored

3

10

Total attempts

16

5

Attempts on target

6

5

off target

10

3

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

0

Offsides

1

4

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 23.00CET

Ronaldo hat-trick takes Portugal past Sweden

Sweden 2-3 Portugal (agg: 2-4)
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored twice in five second-half minutes to give Sweden hope but Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick took Portugal through.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved the difference between Portugal and Sweden in the second leg of their FIFA World Cup play-off.

Portugal had edged the first instalment on Friday thanks to a solitary goal from the Real Madrid CF forward, who earned them a 2-0 aggregate advantage with the opener in Solna. However, two goals from Sweden talisman Zlatan Ibrahimović gave hope to the hosts, until Ronaldo added two more of his own to complete a memorable hat-trick and secure Paulo Bento's side a place at next summer's finals in Brazil.

A cautious start to the game was not indicative of what was to come. As demanded by coach Erik Hamrén, Sweden had far more possession than in Lisbon, yet still they rarely threatened. While Ibrahimović was operating from deeper than normal, Ronaldo was as menacing as ever, chancing his arm on three occasions in the opening period.

Sweden, though, had a better opportunity after the interval, Sebastian Larsson forcing Rui Patrício into a point-blank save. However, Portugal then unleashed a lethal counterattack which ended in João Moutinho teeing up Ronaldo. Sweden now needed three to go to Brazil. Ibrahimović got two of them in five second-half minutes, heading in from a corner and drilling in low from a free-kick, to get the Friends Arena on its feet.

However, just as Sweden believed again, Ronaldo turned it on once more. He produced another lightning break and another stylish finish but he was not done there, running onto another Moutinho pass and firing past Andreas Isaksson to rubber-stamp his team's progress.

Last updated: 08/05/14 1.44CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Portugal

Portugal

1Andreas Isaksson (GK)12Rui Patrício (GK)
2Mikael Lustig2Bruno Alves
4Per Nilsson3Pepe
5Martin Olsson
Yellow Card54
4Miguel Veloso
6Rasmus Elm
Substitution46
5Fábio Coentrão
Substitution52
7Sebastian Larsson
Substitution90
7Cristiano Ronaldo (C)
Goal50
Goal77
Goal79
9Kim Källström
Yellow Card69
8João Moutinho
10Zlatan Ibrahimović (C)
Goal68
Goal72
9Hugo Almeida
Substitution82
11Johan Elmander16Raul Meireles
Substitution73
13Mikael Antonsson
Yellow Card85
17Nani
Yellow Card59
19Alexander Kacaniklic
Substitution82
21João Pereira

Substitutes

12Johan Wiland (GK)22Beto (GK)
23Kristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)1Eduardo (GK)
3Jonas Olsson6William Carvalho
Substitution73
8Anders Svensson
Substitution46
Yellow Card61
10Éder
14Alexander Gerndt
Substitution90
11André Almeida
15Andreas Granqvist13Ricardo Costa
Substitution82
17Pierre Bengtsson14Luís Neto
20Ola Toivonen15Rúben Micael
21Jimmy Durmaz
Substitution82
18Silvestre Varela
22Erkan Zengin19Antunes
Substitution52
20Josué
23Hélder Postiga

Coach

Erik Hamrén (SWE) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

Legend:

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

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