SUNDSVALL. GIF Sundsvall succeeded in turn the table against Malmö FF to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the first half. It was Malmö FF to strike first with an early goal of S. Peña at the 7′. Then it was a goal in the 14′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Stensson gave the win to GIF Sundsvall in the 31′ minute with a goal. Malmö FF was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (69%).
The match was played at the NP3 Arena stadium in Sundsvall on Friday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Victor Wolf who had the assistance of Daniel Ekman and Anton Sjöberg. The 4th official was Magnus Römö-Mella. The weather was drizzle. The temperature was pleasant around 19 degrees Celsius or 66.16 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 100%.
Malmö FF was in firm control of the ball 69% while GIF Sundsvall was struggling with a 31% ball possession.
Malmö FF was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 39 shots of which 18 were on target. Nevertheless, GIF Sundsvall was capable to find the solution to win this contest.
GIF Sundsvall shot 5 times, 4 on target, 1 off target. On the opposite side, Malmö FF shot 39 times, 18 on target, 21 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to GIF Sundsvall. On the opposite side, Malmö FF received 2 yellow cards (E. Rakip and S. Nanasi).
After this contest, GIF Sundsvall will have 6 points to stay in the 15th place. On the other side, Malmö FF will stay with 21 points like Djurgården and Hammarby to stay in the 5th place.
Malmö FF will host Varberg BoIS on the 9th of July with a 1-1 head to head record.
GIF Sundsvall: Formation and Lineups
GIF Sundsvall started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Henrik Åhnstrand chose to play with the following team: Andreas Andersson , Robert Lundstrom , Alexander Blomqvist , Forrest Lasso , Dennis Olsson , Erik Andersson , Pontus Silfwer , Daniel Stensson , Ludvig Nåvik , Pontus Engblom and Ronaldo Damus .
GIF Sundsvall made 2 changes: E. Andersson for M. Burman (74′) and L. Nåvik for J. Corona (74′).
Best player: Andreas Andersson
The player that probably impressed the most for GIF Sundsvall was the goalkeeper: Andreas Andersson. His rating is 9.90. He performed 15 saves.
Malmö FF: Formation and Lineups
Malmö FF started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Milos Milojevic played with: Johan Dahlin , Eric Larsson , Lasse Nielsen , Matěj Chaluš , Jonas Knudsen , Erdal Rakip , Anders Christiansen , Sergio Peña , Veljko Birmančević , Jo Inge Berget and Søren Rieks .
Malmö FF could not rely on the presence of M. Abubakari (injured).
Malmö FF made 5 changes: S. Rieks for M. Abubakari (37′), M. Chaluš for F. Beijmo (46′), A. Christiansen for S. Nanasi (54′), J. Knudsen for M. Olsson (70′) and E. Larsson for P. Sejdiu (70′).
Top player: Veljko Birmančević
The player who no doubt impressed Malmö FF the most was Veljko Birmančević.
His rating iswith 26 passes (69% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 14. He performed 18 crosses. He hit the woodwork twice times.