Tuesday June 5, 2012 Friendlies Finished Råsunda Fotbollstadion

Sweden 2 - 1 Serbia

  • Toivonen 23’
  • Ibrahimovic 52’ (pen.)
  • Subotic 27’

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  1. Ibra fires Sweden to win over Serbia

    Ibra fires Sweden to win over Serbia

    Sweden completed their Euro 2012 preparations with a 2-1 win over a young Serbia side in Solna, Stockholm. More

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    Time:90'
    • Sweden
    • Serbia
    • 90+3 That's the final whistle, Sweden beat Serbia 2-1. Ibra and Mihajlovic embrace afterwards, friends from their time at Inter.
    • 90+2 Late free-kick to Sweden, deep on the left wing. Taken short and Elm tries a shot but blocked.
    • 90+1 Sweden doing a good job of keeping possession in injury time. Serbia can't hurt them if they haven't got the ball.
    • 90' Serbia have it now and three minutes added time are being played.
    • 88' Sweden keeping the ball nicely now, as they look to close out a decent win ahead of their tricky group opener against hosts Ukraine next week.
    • 87' SWEDEN SUBS: Two on for Sweden now as Wilhelmsson comes on for Larsson, and Holmen replaces Svensson.
    • 86' Sweden counter with Larsson on the right exploiting Kolarov's run upfield: he crosses but Subotic clears.
    • 85' Offside as Tosic races away
    • 84' Sweden elect to play keep-ball as they were in danger of letting this young Serbia side back into it.
    • 83' Olsson has to scramble it behind for a corner after Kolarov gets in down the left. Not entirely sure why Olsson doesn't start, he's a far more effective defender than Granqvist and Mellberg.
    • 82' Serbia trying to force an equaliser but Sweden's turn to get men behind the ball.
    • 81' SWEDEN SUB: This time Ibra does trudge off, with Pontus Wernbloom replacing him.
    • 79' Ibra almost gets a sniff in the Serbia half but Matic brings it away.
    • 78' Olsson with a fine ball to release Hysen on the left but he runs into a sea of red shirts and Serbia clear.
    • 77' SERBIA SUB: Kolarov replaces Obradovic.
    • 76' A handshake between Ibra and the Serbia keeper after he does well to keep out a savage low drive from the Milan start. Kahriman already looks a better deal than poor Aleksic.
    • 74' Sweden playing it about nicely, and it seems Ibra has NOT left the pitch despite us being told that was the case. Hence his continued sulking about. Lustig comes off for Jonas Olsson of West Brom, like for like at the back.
    • 73' SWEDEN SUB: Ibra will be given a breather, but he doesn't look overly happy, even though he has put the Serbs to the sword. No need to say why he'd enjoy that.
    • 71' SWEDEN SUB: Wiland on for Isaksson in the Swedish goal.
    • 69' One of the Sweden players is down, I think it's Kallstrom who got a stray arm in the throat from Matic, who was in the process of shooting wide.
    • 68' OFF THE POST BY SVENSSON! A fine passing move, single touches all around, and the veteran has a pop from the edge of the box to send it bouncing away off the woodwork.
    • 66' Hysen gets hold of the ball on the edge of the D but his curling effort is straight at Aleksic.
    • 65' Petrovic has a low shot from the edge of the box but that's easy for Isaksson.
    • 64' Tosic with a lowish ball into the box that should be easily dealt with but a bit of confusion in the Sweden area, and finally keeper Isaksson claims.
    • 63' Larsson with a fine run but his cross is claimed by Kahriman.
    • 62' SERBIA SUB: Ignovski comes off for Matic, of Benfica but formerly Chelsea.
    • 61' A bit of the fizz has gone out of the game after that goal. I can see a few more subs being chucked on soon.
    • 59' They may be losing here but there is good news for fans of Serbs - Novak Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets after saving four match points against the Frenchman.
    • 58' Isaksson is forced into action after a low shot from Petrovic, but it's an easy save for him and he gathers with little fuss.
    • 56' Corner to Serbia after a low cross aimed for Tosic has to be put behind by Granqvist.
    • 55' SWEDEN SUB: Hysen comes on for goalscorer Toivonen.
    • 54' Kallstrom sends the corner near post. Cleared but only back to the Lyon midfielder, whose second cross is beyond Granqvist.
    • 53' Subotic has to put behind for a corner as Lustig combines with Toivonen again. Better from Sweden, boosted by that goal as Hysen warms-up.
    • 52' The keeper stays on the pitch - he's not had a great game, Aleksic - and Ibrahimovic steps up to send a low penalty into the bottom left. 2-1 Sweden.
    • 51' Lovely pass by Larsson to release Toivonen and the keeper takes him out! A penalty!
    • 49' Tosic has a pop from range and it flies well over, but Serbia are really going for it early in this second half.
    • 48' Superb inteception by Larsson who read Petrovic's run and flicks it away from him for a corner! Great ball by Obradovic.
    • 47' Ignjovski goes in hard on Mellberg, who is made of steel and just bounces up. A booking in a competitive match.
    • 46' The second half is underway. Serbia subs - Scepovic on for Lekic, with debutant keeper Aleksic replaced by Kahriman.
    • 45+1 Half-time and it's 1-1 after an entertaining 45 minutes.
    • 45' Now Lustig gets forward but he can't find Ibra with his low cross.
    • 44' Sweden counter at pace, Mellberg is forward now and Ibra on the right spots his late run but cuts it back behind him.
    • 43' Sweden knocking it around the back with the Serbs closing down from the front.
    • 42' Throw to Serbia as the inevitable lull follows a fairly hectic spell. Both sides happy to ride out the half now it seems.
    • 41' Tosic with a teasing cross that Mellberg manages to nod clear.
    • 39' Kallstrom with a nice floated ball to release Toivonen but Lukovic scrambles back to clear from the PSV forward.
    • 37' Tomic and Tosic combine on the right, and Petrovic has a dig from a long way out but it's Isaksson's all day.
    • 36' Lustig and Larsson combine on the right, now Olsson surges inside from the left following an Ibra flick but he went down a bit easily under Obradovic's challenge as the defence did its job and - despite howls from the home fans in the suburbs of Stockholm - the ref just turns his back to follow the play.
    • 35' The ref decides it was a high boot on Mellberg but the Sweden defender was stooping.
    • 34' Subotic again the target at the corner but this time Sweden clear their lines.
    • 33' Serbia break and Petrovic on halfway spots Isaksson off his line and he tries the lob AND IT'S GOING IN BUT ISAKSSON MANAGES TO TIP IT OVER! What an effort, good stop! Corner.
    • 32' Sweden want a handball after Toivonen's cross hits a defender's midriff but it looked like the back to me.
    • 31' Lustig on a driving run and he plays a low ball aimed for Larsson, who crosses but Aleksic claims.
    • 30' After those two goals the game has understandably cooled off a bit - I assume we'll have some more fun before the break mind.
    • 28' Granqvist was beaten by Subotic there but you can't blame him - the Dortmund defender is a monster in the air. Fine leap and header.
    • 27' GOAL SERBIA! From the corner Subotic flies in with a super header, what a leap, and he buries it bottom right!
    • 26' Tosic is over this as Serbia look to level immediately. On the edge of the box, just inside the D... HE BEATS THE WALL AND ISAKSSON PARRIES AND LEKIC WITH THE FINISH BUT BLOCKED AGAIN BY THE KEEPER! Corner. The free-kick was deflected too.
    • 25' Olsso gives it away, now Tosic on the right aims a cross for Lekic but cleared - but Svensson with a sliding tackle on Ignjovski and a free-kick on the edge of the box.
    • 23' GOAL SWEDEN! I was just saying they were a threat at set pieces and Toivonen bundles it in after Aleksic flaps at Elm's corner. Poor from the keeper under pressure form his own players. Either he failed to call, or they are bad defenders.
    • 22' Ibra wins another corner, which appears to be his main function at the moment. And with Sweden's aerial threat, why not?
    • 21' Sweden on the move but Ibra's low cross into the box is poor, aimless and Aleksic gathers.
    • 20' This is much more typical Serbian football now as they hold the ball well and hem Sweden back a touch.
    • 19' Nice play from the Serbs now, some one-toucu passing but the cross from Obradovic is missed by a flying Tosic.
    • 17' Sweden are doing a better job of keeping the ball at the moment, Serbia happy to pack the defence and look for a counter.
    • 16' Kallstrom combines with Ibra on the edge of the box but it slips away from the Milan striker, who blames his team-mate.
    • 15' Corner to Sweden, Ibra attacks it and Granqvist flies in on the keeper Aleksic and that is a foul.
    • 14' Sweden's turn to counter now as Ibra races down the right, winning a corner.
    • 13' Serbia can break now and Lekic is on the ball, on the left and he feeds Tosic but he can't find a finish and Isakosson gathers.
    • 12' Great run by Lustig in from the right and a super cut-back for Toivonen but he gets his finish all wrong, scuffing it so far wide it's not even close to being on target.
    • 11' After that frantic start it gets a bit cagey as Sweden elect to focus on keeping it in their own half for a bit. Serbia dangerous on the break.
    • 9' Sweden passing it well in midfield but overhit by Elm for Ibra and out for a throw.
    • 8' Lazovic with a mazy run inside from the right wing and it opens up for a shot but he blasts it well over!
    • 7' Both sides trade counter attacks as this turns into a pretty open game.
    • 5' Long-range effort by Larsson with the keeper Aleksic off his line after a terrible kick but he scrambles back to palm it away! Good interplay by Toivonen and Elm in the build-up!
    • 4' Isaksson has to lump it long with Lekic closing him down. Toivonen takes on Subotic but the Dortmund defender gets it clear.
    • 3' Lekic gets a touch on the edge of the box but he sends his shot well wide.
    • 2' JUST WIDE FROM IBRA! He got clear of his marker at the corner, powering the header downwards but just wide. Should have scored.
    • 1' Early foul by Toivonen on Tadic. But the Serbs lose the ball from the free-kick, Ibra racing away down the right to win a corner.
    • 1' A couple of minutes late, the first half is underway!
    • 17:57 The referee tonight is Germany's renowned Felix Brych.
    • 17:55 Serbia, who are not going to the Euros, are without the aforementioned Ljajic, who refused to sing the national anthem because - as an ethnic Bosniak - he feels uncomfortable doing so. A lot of top players are missing from this young squad - keeper Vladimir Stojkovic; defender Nemanja Vidic; midfielders Milos Krasic, Gojko Kadar, Dejan Stankovic, Nenad Milijas, Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Milos Ninkovic; strikers Marko Pantelic, Nikola Zigic, Miralem Sulejmani, Milan Jovanovic and Dragan Mrda.
    • 17:55 So despite suffering from exhaustion, veteran midfielder Anders Svensson starts for the Swedes, with Ola Toivonen deployed as a more conventional striker instead of Markus Rosenberg. Previously Toivonen had played as a winger, with Rosenberg leading the line. He is not on the bench after suffering knee pain during the 3-2 win over Iceland and faces a race against time to be fit for the Euros. Johan Elmander is not risked as he recovers from a foot injury.
    • 17:50 TEAMS - Sweden: Isaksson, Lustig, Mellberg, Granqvist, M. Olsson, Elm, Larsson, Svensson, Kallstrom, Ibrahimovic, Toivonen; Subs: Wiland, J. Olsson, Hysen, Antonsson, Wernbloom, Safari, Holmen, Bajrami, Wilhelmsson, Hansson /// Serbia: Aleksic, Lukovic, Subotic, Obradovic, Maksimovic, Tomic, Z, Tosic, Petrovic, Ignjovski, Lazovic, Lekic; Subs: Brkic, Ninkov, D, Tosic, Rajkovic, Ivanovic, Kolarov, Duricic, Kahriman
    • 17:45 MATCH ODDS: Sweden 8/15, Serbia 6/1, Draw 14/5 (William Hill)
    • 17:40 Sinisa Mihajlovic (on Adem Ljajic’s exclusion): "I feel sorry for the man because he is a player that I had plans for. He refused to explain whether it was because of personal reasons that he refused to sing the anthem. Technically, he is suspended from the national team. That move is not aimed against him personally, we are talking about a contract that stipulated that if any of the players did the same thing, they would be removed from the team. If he changes his position he will be welcome."
    • 17:35 Erik Hamren (one Sweden's domestic season, which is out of synch with most of Europe): "Swedish football should stop and think if what they are doing is the right thing. And if this is the way you want to run things, then you are giving your players very little chance to win. This, for me as national-team coach, is unacceptable."
    • 17:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the final international friendly for England's Group D opponents Sweden, who face Serbia in Stockholm from 6pm UK time tonight.
  • Summary

    • 76' A handshake between Ibra and the Serbia keeper after he does well to keep out a savage low drive from the Milan start. Kahriman already looks a better deal than poor Aleksic.
    • 68' OFF THE POST BY SVENSSON! A fine passing move, single touches all around, and the veteran has a pop from the edge of the box to send it bouncing away off the woodwork.
    • 52' The keeper stays on the pitch - he's not had a great game, Aleksic - and Ibrahimovic steps up to send a low penalty into the bottom left. 2-1 Sweden.
    • 51' Lovely pass by Larsson to release Toivonen and the keeper takes him out! A penalty!
    • 48' Superb inteception by Larsson who read Petrovic's run and flicks it away from him for a corner! Great ball by Obradovic.
    • 33' Serbia break and Petrovic on halfway spots Isaksson off his line and he tries the lob AND IT'S GOING IN BUT ISAKSSON MANAGES TO TIP IT OVER! What an effort, good stop! Corner.
    • 27' GOAL SERBIA! From the corner Subotic flies in with a super header, what a leap, and he buries it bottom right!
    • 26' Tosic is over this as Serbia look to level immediately. On the edge of the box, just inside the D... HE BEATS THE WALL AND ISAKSSON PARRIES AND LEKIC WITH THE FINISH BUT BLOCKED AGAIN BY THE KEEPER! Corner. The free-kick was deflected too.
    • 23' GOAL SWEDEN! I was just saying they were a threat at set pieces and Toivonen bundles it in after Aleksic flaps at Elm's corner. Poor from the keeper under pressure form his own players. Either he failed to call, or they are bad defenders.
    • 12' Great run by Lustig in from the right and a super cut-back for Toivonen but he gets his finish all wrong, scuffing it so far wide it's not even close to being on target.
    • 5' Long-range effort by Larsson with the keeper Aleksic off his line after a terrible kick but he scrambles back to palm it away! Good interplay by Toivonen and Elm in the build-up!
    • 2' JUST WIDE FROM IBRA! He got clear of his marker at the corner, powering the header downwards but just wide. Should have scored.
    • 17:50 TEAMS - Sweden: Isaksson, Lustig, Mellberg, Granqvist, M. Olsson, Elm, Larsson, Svensson, Kallstrom, Ibrahimovic, Toivonen; Subs: Wiland, J. Olsson, Hysen, Antonsson, Wernbloom, Safari, Holmen, Bajrami, Wilhelmsson, Hansson /// Serbia: Aleksic, Lukovic, Subotic, Obradovic, Maksimovic, Tomic, Z, Tosic, Petrovic, Ignjovski, Lazovic, Lekic; Subs: Brkic, Ninkov, D, Tosic, Rajkovic, Ivanovic, Kolarov, Duricic, Kahriman

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  • Sweden

    Manager: Erik Hamrén

  • Serbia

    Manager: Siniša Mihajlovic

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