The Nordic team knock out the Greek (2-0) and place themselves as the new leader of the group with two points ahead of the Red
Spain-Sweden on November 14 in La Cartuja promises to be the decisive duel to obtain a direct ticket to the tournament
Two sparks gave Sweden the triumph against Greecefar superior in the first part, and the head of group B, in which they now have a two-point lead over Spain in the absence of so many matchdays and visiting La Cartuja.
Sweden, who miraculously held the goalless draw before the break, were deadly in the second partwith two goals in ten minutes: a penalty of Forsberg and a good deed isaac. Previously, Greece had crashed two balls on the sticksLike the Nordics a month ago in Athens, where they lost 2-1.
the greek rock
Eight straight home victories in World Cup qualifying matches have given away Sweden so far on Tuesday, when Greece have lost just one of the last 12 away from home.
🇸🇪 Forsberg and Isak score for Sweden, who take first place in their group before going to the @SeFutbol in November!
— UEFA.com in Spanish (@UEFAcom_es) October 12, 2021
Although they played at the Friends Arena, Sweden stifled Greece from the start: an orderly and seasoned team, well coached by John Van’t Schipwho didn’t concede any chances in the first half and had to enter the break at the top of the scoreboard.
The Dutch coach kept the defense at five despite losing Tzavellas, placing Tsimikas as the third central defender and Giannoulis as the corridor player. A priori, he gave up one of his best weapons in attack and that had created many problems for Sweden in Athens.
But he came out of Wonderful. Almost all of the Greek danger went through this band in the first half, with the falls of Massourasa headache for the Swedish defense, especially for Krafth.
Masouras warned after two minutes, scored offside soon after and crashed one-on-one against Olsen against the to stick on at 21. Before the break, he had time to take another shot and hook a cross which Pavlidis aimed towards the cross-bar.
Sweden didn’t improve much with the break, although at least they cut off the escape of Greek counterattacks. Quaison, who replaced the suspended Kulusevski, took a whiplash that Vlachodimos cleared. It was the first local opportunity, in the 56th minute.
But Mavropanos, impeccable until then, committed a rude penalty knocking down Isak, that he had won the race by chasing a long ball from Lindelöf. Forsberg did not spare.
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—Scota23 (@Scota231) October 12, 2021
Greece continues to attack a Sweden stuck behind, although without danger. And the team of “Janne” Andersson scored again in a game as simple as it is effective: a long serve from Olsen which ate the Greek defense and in which Isak, who had just scored a superb goal against Kosovo, once again shone.
Final in Seville
The Real Sociedad striker played softly to avoid Vlachodimos then shot coolly to wait for Mavropanos to win and finish with his left foot.
This is where the game died and Greece’s options to be first in the group, a position that everything indicates Sweden and Spain they will be played in a month in Seville.
Denmark, second in Europe after Germany
The Danish national team beat this Tuesday Austria (1-0) and secures a direct ticket to the World Cup in Qatar. It is the second European country to achieve this after Germany. Eight wins in eight games with 27 goals for and none against. It was Denmark’s triumphant record, which left the Madrid team To rent out no sort option. A lonely piece of Mahle pass from Delaney in the 53rd minute he sealed the Danish lead.