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Sweden beats Moldavia in Euro 2012 qualifier
Sebatian Larsson (left) celebrates his goal against Moldavia

Sweden beats Moldavia in Euro 2012 qualifier

Published: 30 Mar 2011 08:15 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 Mar 2011 08:15 GMT+02:00

"We won the match, that's what's important," striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic told TV4.

The Swedish side created a number of scoring chances early in the match, and seemed ready to dominate.

At the 30 minute mark, defender Mikael Lustig put Sweden on the scoreboard with a shot off a pass from Kim Källström that deflected off a Moldavian player and into the goal.

It was Lustig's first goal for Sweden in international play.

Sweden's intensity waned following the goal, however.

"It was like we became a little hesitant," coach Erik Hamrén told TV4.

"We have a bit to work on. There wasn't enough energy out there on the pitch."

AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic had a chance to put Sweden up 2-0 shortly before halftime after he was taken down in the Moldavian penalty area.

But opposing goalkeeper Stanislav Namasco denied Ibrahimovic's shot, forcing the Swedes to head to the dressing room with a one-goal lead.

The home team failed to create many chances in the second half, having to wait until the 81st minute before Birmingham midfielder Sebastian Larsson gave Sweden a 2-0 lead with his first score wearing a national team jersey.

Larsson's goal ensured Sweden escaped with a win after Moldavia's Alexandru Suvorov netted a score for the visitors in extra time.

The win keeps Sweden in second place in Group E of the Euro 2012 qualifying rounds with 9 points and two games in hand against unbeaten group leader Netherlands, which has 18 points after six matches.

Hungary also has 9 points, but having played six games to Sweden's four, finds itself in third place.

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10:25 March 30, 2011 by Beavis
Where the hell is Moldavia? Is it a bit like Germania?

Sweden could have won more comfortable had the taken off the donkey that is Zlatan after 2 minutes. As suualt he fluffed shots from cm's out where it was harder to miss than to score. Has to be won of the worst taken penaltie Ive ever seen. Its time this looser was dropped from the national team for good.
13:52 March 30, 2011 by Prat
The beaten team was from the nation named Moldova. This headline is wrong.

See here:

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro2012/teams/team=57160/

"Moldavia" is a former principality now split by Romania, Moldova & the Ukraine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldavia
21:11 March 30, 2011 by Rolle
It was a pathetic display by landslaget. It's hard to think we could beat Hungary (?!?!?!?! it feels like 'Hungary' was Brazil) and the take the spot to EM. I wasn't particulary crazy about the roster to begin with and i'm having a hard time agreeing with Hamrén decissions (what the hell is 'Chippen' still doing in the team?, i'm a Mjällby fan and of course its feel nice to see him there, but his time in the national team is long overdue).

Now i'm actually really scared we're facing a defeat in Moldova, in the upcoming qualy match.
11:41 April 7, 2011 by donutwallah
How refreshing to hear this unfortunate country called by its proper English name. Here in the UK we are supposed to call it by its BBC-approved name: Mol-DOH-va.
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