Isak's direct answer as the initial spark: Sweden inflicts severe defeat on Spain
- Title : Isak's direct answer as the initial spark: Sweden inflicts severe defeat on Spain
Sweden won the top game in Group B and remain in qualifying for the World Cup without losing points. Spain, on the other hand, did not help even an early lead - the Furia Roja must therefore give up the top spot to the Scandinavians and slowly worry.
It was a scene that well described the Swedes' readiness to fight on Wednesday evening: Directly after the Spaniard's opening goal by debutant Carlos Soler (4th), an extended ball from the hosts actually landed at the Iberians - but Isak vigorously intervened and won the ball and resolved to equalize. Not even a moment after the first deficit, the Andersson-Elf was back within the game.
Little should change about this over the whole duration of the sport . Only through Morata (12th) did Spain develop danger at one point. Otherwise, Sweden had more notable goal-area scenes in an overall even game, but Forsberg (19th) and Kulusevski (36th) failed due to keeper Unai Simon.
Olsen parries Spanish attacks - Claesson turns the sport around
After slightly below an hour, the spell was broken again: Kulusveski was involved again: he started nicely and hung up for the goalscorer Claesson (57th). Spain, on the opposite hand, hardly came into its own. And once they did, the guests despaired of Sweden's goalkeeper Olsen, as they did when the teams met goalless at the ecu Championships. In Ferran Torres' hook (49th) and against Joker Traoré (68th), the goalkeeper was the primary winner.
Are Spain threatened with play-offs soon?
In the end, the winners were also the Swedes, who missed the 3-1 win for the ex-Mainz Quaison in stoppage time (90th + 3). Spain had a touch more cause for trouble thanks to a missed penalty after a supposed foul on Ferran Torres within the first (32nd), but within the end couldn't recover from subsequent defeat after the recent 2: 4 on penalties against Italy within the Complain EM semifinals.
So the Iberians had handy over the championship cause the Scandinavians. Sweden, which remains without some extent loss, even features a game up its sleeve with two points more. On top of that, the Andersson-Elf managed a powerful answer to the knockout of the last 16 at the EM against Ukraine.