Bajrami bags victory for Sweden

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.44CET
Sweden 2-1 Bulgaria
The hosts maintained their perfect start to 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a win in Trelleborg.
by Sujay Dutt
Bajrami bags victory for Sweden
Emir Bajrami hit the winner for Sweden ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenBulgaria

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
1
Goal attempts14
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Fouls committed25
 
19

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Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 2.44CET

Bajrami bags victory for Sweden

Sweden 2-1 Bulgaria
The hosts maintained their perfect start to 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a win in Trelleborg.

Sweden overcame Bulgaria on Wednesday night to maintain a perfect record in their bid to qualify for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Olsson opener
After opening their campaign with an away win in Montenegro, Sweden made the most of home advantage in Trelleborg, with Blackburn Rovers FC full-back Martin Olsson opening the scoring in the 31st minute after one of many surging runs down the left wing. A misunderstanding between Bulgaria's goalkeeper Mario Kirev and his central defenders left Olsson with an open goal from which he slotted home from a tight angle.

Bajrami winner
The visitors replied only three minutes later, through Viktor Genev following a corner, but nine minutes after the restart Sweden had their winner, Emir Bajrami tapping in the rebound after Kirev had come out to save from Erton Fejzullahu. To add to the away side's woes, Kirev was injured in his collision with Fejzullahu and could not complete the match, while late in the game Alexandar Tonev saw red for his challenge on Guillermo Molins.

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Last updated: 10/09/09 0.11CET

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Team profiles

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Lineup

Sweden

Sweden

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1Kristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)12Mario Kirev (GK)
Substitution60'
2Erik Lund3Dani Kiki
Substitution57'
4Marcus Nilsson4Milcho Georgiev Makendzhiev
3Michael Almebäck5Viktor Genev
Goal34'
5Martin Olsson
Goal31'
6Pavel Vidanov
6Guillermo Molins
Substitution90+5'
7Lachezar Baltanov (C)
Yellow Card53'
Substitution86'
7Albin Ekdal8Marian Ognyanov
Yellow Card39'
8Sebastian Eriksson (C)17Victor Petakov
9Emir Bajrami
Goal53'
18Dilyan Kolev
Yellow Card85'
10Erton Fejzullahu
Substitution62'
19Alexandar Tonev
Yellow Card46'
Red Card90+4'
11Denni Avdic
Substitution75'
21Vasil Bojikov

Substitutes

12Victor Noring (GK)1Petar Denchev (GK)
Substitution60'
13Emil Salomonsson9Atanas Apostolov
Substitution86'
14Pierre Bengtsson11Radoslav Dimitrov
15Jiloan Hamad13Tsvetomir Panov
16Andreas Landgren
Substitution62'
14Ivan Tsachev
Substitution57'
Yellow Card65'
17Daniel Nordmark
Substitution90+5'
16Strahil Popov
18Agon Mehmeti
Substitution75'
Yellow Card86'
22Todor Kolev

Coach

Tommy Söderberg (SWE) Ivan Kolev (BUL)

Referee

Luc Wouters (BEL)

Assistant referees

Michaël Keyen (BEL), Yves De Neve (BEL)

Fourth official

Frederik Geldhof (BEL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Sweden

    Sweden

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    Bulgaria

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