Friendly International: Sweden defeats Finland 2-0 on Monday

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SãO JOãO DA VENDA. Sweden conquers Finland with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Nyman (38') and a goal from J. Asoro (90').

SãO JOãO DA VENDA. Sweden prevails over Finland with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Nyman (38′) and a goal from J. Asoro (90′).

The match was played at the Estádio Do Algarve stadium in São João da Venda on Monday and it started at 6:45 pm local time.

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Sweden was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Finland that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Sweden was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sweden won the match.

Sweden shot 13 times, 7 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Finland shot 4 times, 3 on target, 1 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Sweden. On the other side, Finland received 1 yellow card (Robert Ivanov).

After this contest, Sweden has points to occupy the 0th place in the standings. while Finland stays with points (0th).

Match Events

  • 29'

    Robert Ivanov

  • 38'

    Christoffer Nyman

  • 65'

    Felipe Aspegren

    Pyry Soiri

  • 65'

    Rasmus Schüller 

    Niilo Mäenpää

  • 65'

    Santeri Hostikka

    Lucas Lingman

  • 68'

    Omar Faraj

    Moustafa Zeidan

  • 68'

    Bilal Hussein

    H. Larsson

  • 76'

    Anthony Olusanya

    K. Meriluoto

  • 82'

    Joel Asoro

    Christoffer Nyman

  • 82'

    Carl Gustafsson

    Samuel Gustafson

  • 82'

    Sebastian Nanasi

    Yasin Ayari

  • 90'

    Joel Asoro

Next match

In the upcoming Friendly International match, Sweden will host Iceland on the 12th of January with a 6-0 head to head in favor of Sweden (1 draw).

Finland will host Estonia on the 12th of January with a 4-1 head to head in favor of Estonia (0 draws).

Sweden: Formation and Lineups

Sweden started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Jan Olof Andersson chose to play with the following team: Leopold Wahlstedt (7.0), Andre Boman (6.9), Victor Eriksson (7.1), Hjalmar Ekdal (7.0), Noah Persson (6.8), Alexander Bernhardsson (6.2), Hugo Larsson (6.4), Samuel Gustafson (7.2), Yasin Ayari (6.2), Moustafa Zeidan (6.9) and Christoffer Nyman (7.1).


Sweden made 5 changes: Moustafa Zeidan for Omar Faraj (68′), H. Larsson for Bilal Hussein (68′), Samuel Gustafson for Carl Gustafsson (82′), Yasin Ayari for Sebastian Nanasi (82′) and Christoffer Nyman for Joel Asoro (82′).

Top player: Samuel Gustafson

Probably the most impressive player in Sweden was Samuel Gustafson even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.2) with 63 passes (95% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 4.

Finland: Formation and Lineups

Finland started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

Regarding the opposition, Markku Kanerva played with: Pyry Soiri (6.4), Arttu Hoskonen (7.5), Robert Ivanov (7.7), Richard Jensen (6.9), Tomas Galvez (6.6), Lucas Lingman (7.6), Niilo Mäenpää (6.2), Santeri Väänänen (7.3), Agon Sadiku (6.3).


Finland made 4 changes: Lucas Lingman for Santeri Hostikka (65′), Pyry Soiri for Felipe Aspegren (65′), Niilo Mäenpää for Rasmus Schüller  (65′) and K. Meriluoto for Anthony Olusanya (76′).

Top player: Robert Ivanov

Probably the most impressive player in Finland was Robert Ivanov.

His rating is (7.7) with 89 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4.


Favian Renkel

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