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Ibrahimovic scores twice as Sweden crush San Marino

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to lead his team to a 6-0 win over San Marino in their Euro 2012 Group E qualifier before a partisan crowd in his home town of Malmo on Tuesday.
The local hero took only seven minutes to break the deadlock when the Milan striker held off a challenge and controlled a Kim Kallstrom cross from deep on the left before calmly firing home past Aldo Simoncini.
Five minutes later the game was effectively over as a contest as another Simoncini, defender Davide, turned Sebastian Larsson's low cross into his own net with Ibrahimovic lurking behind him.

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Tommykrem3559d ago

Congratulations Sweden! You managed to beat the team that is officially last on the Fifa ranking. Sharing a 202nd place with the other teams that has 0 points.
No, but seriously. It was a good match.

Leio3559d ago

Holland only manage to beat them with 5-0 and Sweden 6-0 with 10 man its a very good score.

Tommykrem3559d ago

To be completely honest with you. The difference between 6-0 and 5-0 doesn't really express any difference in superiority. If Holland had been pushing on a full offense I'm sure they could make 10-0, and so goes for Sweden. Having an extra goal or two in goal difference is of course nice, but most teams would look at a game against San Marino as a chance to test out techniques and play creatively. Which both Sweden and Holland did.

I don't think you can measure a team's worth based on number of goals against San Marino ;)