STOCKHOLM - Zlatan Ibrahimovic atoned
for a penalty miss by setting up the decisive second goal in a
2-1 win over Moldova in a Euro 2012 Group E qualifier on
Mikael Lustig gave the Swedes the lead after 30 minutes,
firing home from the narrowest of angles as he cut in from the
Sweden captain Ibrahimovic then missed a penalty two minutes
before the end of the first half, firing the spot-kick straight
at the keeper after being hauled down on the counter-attack.
Ibrahimovic made amends in the 81st minute, setting up
Sebastian Larsson for a simple finish.
Alexandru Suvorov finally got one back for Moldova in added
time, rifling a right-footed volley past Andreas Isaksson.
Sweden moved up to second in Group E with nine points from
four games, six points behind leaders Netherlands, who play
Hungary on Tuesday. Moldova have six points from five matches.
Suvorov had gone close twice in quick succession with a pair
of first-half free-kicks.
Sweden had a couple of good chances in the second half but
the front pairing of Ibrahimovic and Johan Elmander failed to
find the target despite creating some excellent opportunities.
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