Sweden strike late to deny Kazakhstan

Published: Sunday 11 October 2009, 2.45CET
Kazakhstan 1-1 Sweden
The visitors scored two minutes from time to avoid slipping to a shock defeat in Astana in their Group 6 qualifier in Astana.
by Mikhail Kozachkov
Sweden strike late to deny Kazakhstan
Pavel Shabalin (left) takes on the Sweden defence ©Eduard Gavrish

Match statistics

KazakhstanSweden

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards6
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts6
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
8
Fouls committed19
 
11

Matches

Published: Sunday 11 October 2009, 2.45CET

Sweden strike late to deny Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 1-1 Sweden
The visitors scored two minutes from time to avoid slipping to a shock defeat in Astana in their Group 6 qualifier in Astana.

Sweden scored two minutes from time to avoid slipping to a shock defeat in Astana, drawing 1-1 away to Kazakhstan in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 qualifier.

Shabalin strike
Pavel Rodnenok took over the Kazakhstan reins from Samvel Kostandyan following September's 2-1 home defeat by Israel and his side nearly produced a memorable victory in his first match in charge. His charges started aggressively and dominated the first period against the semi-finalists from this summer's finals. Ulan Konysbayev wasted two great opportunities, first missing the target and then drilling a chance into a Swedish defender. Pavel Shabalin was not so wasteful, however, and opened the scoring after a wonderful back-heeled pass from Marat Shakhmetov on 51 minutes.

Almebäck equaliser
Shakhmetov then played in Ruslan Kenetayev, only for the FC Shakhtyor Karagandy forward to be denied by goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt, and Sweden made the most of that reprieve two minutes from time when substitute Michael Almebäck restored parity. Kazakhstan now have five points from six games with Sweden heading the section with two points more from three matches fewer.

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Last updated: 12/10/09 8.45CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Sweden

Sweden

1Nikita Kalmykov (GK)
Yellow Card49'
1Kristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)
2Zakhar Korobov
Yellow Card82'
2Erik Lund
3Damir Dautov
Yellow Card15'
3Marcus Nilsson
5Alexandr Shkot4Joel Ekstrand
7Ruslan Kenetayev
Substitution89'
5Martin Olsson
Yellow Card36'
8Marat Shakhmetov
Yellow Card67'
6Guillermo Molins
Yellow Card64'
9Ulan Konysbayev
Substitution53'
7Andreas Landgren
Substitution80'
10Vitali Goloveshkin
Yellow Card80'
8Sebastian Eriksson (C)
11Pavel Shabalin
Goal51'
9Daniel Nordmark
Substitution61'
15Aslan Darabayev (C)10Albin Ekdal
17Dmitri Shomko11Denni Avdic
Substitution61'

Substitutes

22Samat Otarbayev (GK)12Victor Noring (GK)
4Talgat Adyrbekov13Michael Almebäck
Substitution80'
Goal88'
6Maxim Semyonov14Pierre Bengtsson
12Alexey Makarov15Emil Salomonsson
14Serikzhan Muzhikov16Jiloan Hamad
Substitution61'
16Sabyrkhan Ibrayev
Substitution53'
Yellow Card80'
17Pär Ericsson
Substitution61'
20Khassan Abdukarimov
Substitution89'
18Rasmus Jönsson

Coach

Pavel Rodnenok (BLR) Tommy Söderberg (SWE)

Referee

Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Jovica Savija (SRB), Jovan Bozovic (SRB)

Fourth official

Dragan Krstic (SRB)

Legend:

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

See also