- Sweden managed to get back-to-back UEFA Nations League wins on Tuesday evening
- Victor Lindelof and Marcus Berg struck to make sure Sweden topped their group
- Russia pushed their Scandinavian hosts hard but was good beaten ultimately
Sweden’s Victor Lindelof and Marcus Berg secured a 2-0 make an impression on Russia on Tuesday and advertising from Nations League B Group 2 because of a much better head-to-head record compared to the visitors.
Both teams finished on seven points but a scoreless attract Russia and Tuesday’s win Stockholm propelled the Swedes into the top tier of the brand new competition as group winners.
Turkey was relegated to Group C with three factors following their 1-0 loss in the home to Sweden on Saturday.
Defender Lindelof, named the best participant at Sweden’s annual soccer awards the other day, rattled home Mikael Lustig’s knock-down from a part to provide his side the business leaders in the 41st minute.
Striker Marcus Berg, heavily criticized for his wasteful finishing during Sweden’s amazing set you back the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals where they lost to England, extracted a way of measuring revenge by overall the gain with a tap-in the 72nd minute.
His special event told its own tale. Sheer elation as he finished his year-long objective drought for the national team.
As this year’s Globe Glass hosts Russia chased the overall game and made numerous changes in the strike, the Swedes shed forward Viktor Claesson to a twisted ankle however the central defensive pairing of Lindelof and Andreas Granqvist held company.
Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen had small to accomplish as the anticipated Russian onslaught didn’t materialize, and Janne Andersson’s side closed away the entire year with an essential win.
The Swedes will maintain League A for another Nations Little league campaign and have a supplementary chance to be eligible for Euro 2020 via the playoffs if indeed they want it. Russia will stay in League B.
Sweden boss Andersson was naturally beaming with satisfaction as he spoke to the assembled media afterward.
He said: ‘It’s great that we could actually showcase how exactly we can play at a house. I am immensely happy with what we’ve achieved it.
‘Considering the rest (Berg) did for all of us during the match, managing the play and carrying out a variety of roles, it had been amazing intended for him to complete with an objective.’