Vaduz (Liechtenstein), Oct 10 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one and missed a penalty as Sweden beat Liechtenstein 2-0 to keep their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive.

Marcus Berg grabbed a first-half opener before Ibrahimovic spurned the chance to increase their lead from the spot in the 40th-minute.

However, the skipper made amends following the restart with a cool finish to secure the three points here on Friday. Sweden were first to threaten as Berg flashed an effort just wide on nine minutes.

The visitors responded via Franz Burgmeier but his effort failed to test Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson. Eight minutes later, Sweden were ahead. Berg latched on to Jimmy Durmaz’s pass, held off Mario Frick, then found the bottom corner from close range.

Moments later, Berg squandered a glorious opportunity to double the advantage. The Sweden No.19 met Jimmy Durmaz’s precise cross from the left but blasted over from close range. In the 40th minute, Sandro Wieser conceded a penalty after catching Ibrahimovic late, however Peter Jehle dived low to his right to keep out the forward’s low drive.

Ibrahimovic made amends later when fired low past Jehle on 55 minutes after meeting Kim Kallstrom’s through ball.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Golfer Bhullar Holds One-Shot Lead At Macao Open

    Macau, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar struggled with a three-over 74 in the third and penultimate round as he saw his overnight four-shot...

    Dortmund Held; Leverkusen Rout Monchengladbach

    Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund settled for a 2-2 away draw on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt in a fresh setback in their Bundesliga campaign,...

    We Have To Take our chances against Brazil: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Saturday said his team cannot be as profligate as they were throughout the FIFA Under-17 World...

    United Stunned, City Go 5 Points Clear, Chelse Beat Watford In EPL

    London, Oct 21 (IANS) Promoted Huddesfield stunned record champions Manchester United, while leaders Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 to take a five-point lead and defending...

    Shuttler Srikanth Enters Denmark Open Final

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will have the chance to win his third Superseries title of the season as he entered...