Allsvenskan: Elfsborg overcomes Malmö FF after recovering from a 1-2 deficit

BORåS. Elfsborg found a way to turn the table against Malmö FF.


BORåS. Elfsborg found a way to turn the table against Malmö FF. Malmö FF lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Borås Arena stadium in Borås on Sunday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Victor Wolf who was helped by Daniel Gustavsson and Mark Josef. The 4th official was Fredrick Oppong. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.7 degrees Celsius or 63.79 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.​

Match Statistics

Malmö FF was in firm control of the ball 59% while Elfsborg was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Malmö FF was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Elfsborg managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Elfsborg shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Malmö FF shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target.


Elfsborg received 4 yellow cards (J. Larsson, R. Alm, P. Frick and S. Guðjohnsen). On the opposite side, Malmö FF received 3 yellow cards (L. Nielsen, P. Sejdiu and A. Christiansen).

After this match, Elfsborg will have 24 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Malmö FF will stay with 34 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 1'

    L. Nielsen

  • 11'

    M. Baidoo (Penalty)

  • 15'

    P. Sejdiu

  • 42'

    I. Kiese Thelin

  • 43'

    J. Larsson

  • 45'

    A. Christiansen

  • 55'

    S. Strand

    N. Hult

  • 56'

    R. Alm

  • 57'

    P. Frick

  • 65'

    I. Kiese Thelin

    A. Christiansen

  • 68'

    J. Okkels

    R. Alm

  • 68'

    J. Ondrejka

    A. Bernhardsson

  • 68'

    S. Guðjohnsen

    P. Frick

  • 70'

    S. Guðjohnsen

  • 73'

    M. Baidoo

    J. Okkels

  • 76'

    J. Berget

    M. Turay

  • 76'

    H. Larsson

    M. Zeidan

  • 77'

    J. Ceesay

    P. Sejdiu

  • 79'

    A. Rømer

    J. Larsson

  • 85'

    O. Toivonen

    E. Rakip

Next match

In the upcoming Allsvenskan match, Elfsborg will play away with GIF Sundsvall on the 11th of September with a 11-3 head to head stats in favor of Elfsborg (3 draws).

Malmö FF will host Norrköping on the 11th of September with a 12-7 head to head statistic in favor of Malmö FF (6 draws).

Elfsborg: Formation and Lineups

Elfsborg adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Jimmy Thelin chose to play with the following team: Hákon Rafn Valdimarsson (6.3), Johan Larsson (7.2), Leo Väisänen (7.0), Sebastian Holmén (6.4), Niklas Hult (7.3), Emmanuel Boateng (6.3), Michael Baidoo (7.9), André Rømer (7.5), Alexander Bernhardsson (6.6), Per Frick (6.8) and Rasmus Alm (7.4).


Elfsborg made 4 changes: N. Hult for S. Strand (55′), R. Alm for J. Okkels (68′), A. Bernhardsson for J. Ondrejka (68′) and P. Frick for S. Guðjohnsen (68′).

Top player: Michael Baidoo

The player who no doubt impressed Elfsborg the most was Michael Baidoo.

His rating is (7.9) with 2 goals, 18 passes (61% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.

Malmö FF: Formation and Lineups

Also Malmö FF adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Andreas Georgson played with: Ismael Diawara (6.4), Felix Beijmo (6.5), Lasse Nielsen (6.8), Niklas Moisander (7.2), Martin Olsson (6.2), Moustafa Zeidan (6.2), Erdal Rakip (6.1), Anders Christiansen (8.8), Patriot Sejdiu (6.1), Isaac Kiese Thelin (8.8) and Mohamed Buya Turay (7.3).


Malmö FF made 4 changes: M. Turay for J. Berget (76′), M. Zeidan for H. Larsson (76′), P. Sejdiu for J. Ceesay (77′) and E. Rakip for O. Toivonen (85′).

Top player: Anders Christiansen

Probably the most impressive player in Malmö FF was Anders Christiansen.

His rating is (8.8) with 56 passes (91% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 7 crosses.

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