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Sweden progress in style

Published: Wednesday 2 June 2004, 23.02CET
Switzerland 1-3 Sweden Two Markus Rosenberg goals help Group B winners to third successive victory.

Match statistics

SwitzerlandSweden

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group B(Host country: Germany)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
1Sweden Sweden33008359
2Portugal Portugal311156-14
3Germany Germany310245-13
4Switzerland Switzerland301247-31

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Last updated: 30/11/2017 14:54 CET
Published: Wednesday 2 June 2004, 23.02CET

Sweden progress in style

Switzerland 1-3 Sweden Two Markus Rosenberg goals help Group B winners to third successive victory.

Sweden ensured they finished the group stage of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals with a perfect record as they came from behind to defeat Switzerland 3-1 in their final Group B game in Mannheim.

Two for Rosenberg
Trailing to Tranquillo Barnetta's goal midway through the first half, Kim Jaggy's own goal brought Sweden level before the interval and two Markus Rosenberg strikes wrapped up a third win for Torbjörn Nilsson's side, who now play Serbia and Montenegro in the last four.

Nine changes
With qualification assured, Nilsson opted to rest virtually an entire first-choice team, with only Tobias Hysén and Patrik Gerrband keeping their places in the starting lineup. In contrast Switzerland coach Bernanard Challandes made only one change as David Degen made way for Tranquillo Barnetta.

Chiumento chance
Needing to win to have any hopes of progressing, Switzerland began positively and might have taken the lead in the 15th minute. Davide Chiumento played a one-two with Johan Vonlanthen on the edge of the Swedish penalty area and raced clear, but his shot was blocked by Jonas Sandqvist.

Barnetta volley
Switzerland did make the breakthrough in the 21st minute. Vonlanthen – who was called up to Jakob Kuhn's senior squad for UEFA EURO 2004™ earlier today - did well down the left, cutting back on to his right foot and delivering a perfect cross for Barnetta to volley beyond Sandqvist.

Swift recovery
Rosenberg almost responded with a skidding shot that Marco Wölfli failed to hold, but the Swiss goalkeeper recovered well with Hysén closing in.

Swiss pressure
That aside, Switzerland looked the more likely scorers, and Chiumento's ball across the face of goal left Sandqvist helpless but Barnetta was just unable to touch into an empty net. Vonlanthen then had to stretch to reach a cross from Fabrizio Zambrella and could only head wide.

Unfortunate equaliser
Four minutes before half-time, Switzerland were pegged back in unfortunate circumstances. Rosenberg burst clear down the left but, with Wölfli closing in, unselfishly opted to square the ball to Hysén whose goalbound shot was blocked by Alain Nef, but the ball hit Jaggy and rebounded into the unguarded net.

Quiet spell
Chiumento's deflected volley span just wide seconds before the break as Switzerland sought to regain the lead but it was level at the interval and, surprisingly, the second period began in quiet fashion.

Sandqvist stop
Switzerland continued to see more of the ball but without really threatening until the hour mark when Volanthen worked space for himself inside the penalty area before striking a low shot from the left, forcing Sandqvist to block with his legs.

Cool finishes
Two minutes later, Swiss hopes were effectively extinguished. Hysén's burst down the Swedish right and set Rosenberg clear with a low, square pass. The striker duly made no mistake, shooting firmly beyond Wölfli to give Sweden the lead. The striker wrapped up the win two minutes from time, scoring his second and Sweden's third after unselfish work from Lars Nilsson and Alexander Farnerud.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.39CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Sweden

Sweden

1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
22
SandqvistJonas Sandqvist (GK)
3
JaggyKim Jaggy
Goal40
Yellow Card72
4
MelanderDennis Melander
Yellow Card70
4
SenderosPhilippe Senderos
Substitution68
5
NilssonPer Nilsson (C)
Yellow Card82
6
RochatAlain Rochat
11
A JohanssonAndreas Johansson
8
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Goal21
Yellow Card80
15
AnderssonJohan Andersson
Substitution75
9
ShalaRijat Shala
Substitution65
16
JärdlerChristian Järdler
10
ChiumientoDavide Chiumiento
17
HysénTobias Hysén
Substitution65
11
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
18
GerrbandPatrik Gerrband
Substitution46
14
NefAlain Nef
19
NilssonLasse Nilsson
18
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal
20
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
Goal63
Goal88
20
ZambrellaFabrizio Zambrella
21
DjurićDušan Djurić

Substitutes

12
BenaglioDiego Benaglio (GK)
1
AlvbågeJohn Alvbåge (GK)
22
PortmannAlain Portmann (GK)
12
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
7
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Substitution68
2
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
Substitution46
16
CallàDavide Callà
Substitution88
10
FarnerudAlexander Farnerud
Substitution65
21
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution65
Substitution88
14
StefanidisHaralampos Stefanidis
Substitution75
2
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
3
DorsinMikael Dorsin
13
CerronePascal Cerrone
6
StenmanFredrik Stenman
15
MontandonPhilippe Montandon
8
HolménSamuel Holmén
17
BahThierno Bah
9
ElmanderJohan Elmander
19
BaumannPatrick Baumann

Coach

Bernard Challandes (SUI) Torbjörn Nilsson (SWE)

Referee

Michal Benes (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Simeon Tsolakidis (GRE)

Fourth official

Bertrand Layec (FRA)

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