IFK Göteborg got every break it needed to snap a four-game road winless streak and it squandered them all in a 1-0 loss to AIK.
By Chipp Reid
AIK 1, IFK Göteborg 0 SOLNA—IFK Göteborg got every break it needed to snap a four-game road winless streak and it squandered them all in a 1-0 loss to AIK at Råsunda Stadium July 13 in Round 14 of the 2009 Allsvenskan.
IFK finished the game with a two-man advantage as Dulee Johnson and Kenny Pavey each received red cards in the second half. Johnson got his walking papers after he hauled down Tomas Olsson in the penalty area in the 67th minute. Scoring leader Tobias Hysen stepped up to the spot but AIK goalkeeper Daniel Örlund made a brilliant save, preserving a 1-0 lead for the Gnaget.
AIK took the lead in the 41st minute when Nils-Eric Johansson got the rebound of an Ivan Obolo shot and pushed it past IFK net minder Kim Christensen.
Despite the spot kick miscue, Göteborg continued to press, searching for an equalizer. However, the league leaders could not take advantage of being a man up. As time ran out, IFK went up two men when Pavey received an automatic red card for a tackle from behind. Still, Göteborg was unable to find the goal.
The good news for IFK second-place was Elfsborg finally suffered its first loss of the season, preserving the Angels’ slim one-point margin at the top of the table.
Helsingborg 3, Elfsborg 2 HELSINGBORG – Rasmus Jonsson notched a brace as Helsingborg helped itself and league leaders IFK Göteborg in handing Elfsborg its first loss of the season. Elfsborg entered the match as the only unbeaten team in the Allsvenskan and quickly fell behind 2-0 after Christoffer Andersson and Jonsson scored. Emir Bajrami then scored twice just after the interval to tie the game, but Jonsson scored his second of the match at the 71-minute mark to give HIF the win. Helsingborg moved into third place in the standings with the win.
Kalmar 6, Djurgården 1 KALMAR – Rasmus and David Elm combined for three goals and an assist and Tobias Eriksson scored twice as streaking Kalmar overwhelmed Djurgården 6-1 at Fredriksskans. Rasmus Elm gave Kamlar a 1-0 lead nine minute sinto the match. Mattias Jonsson, in his first game of the season after recovering from knee surgery, tied the game at the 38-minute mark. Rasmus Elm got his second of the game just eight minutes into the second half and it opened the floodgates. Eriksson scored the first of his two goals in the 58th minute, with David Elm striking five minutes later. Eriksson scored again in the 87th minute while Abiola Dauda completed the rout two minutes later.
Häcken 2, Hammarby 0 GÖTEBORG – BK Häcken scored twice in stoppage time to knock off slumping Hammarby 2-0. The loss kept the Bajen mired in third-to-last place in the Allsvenskan. Erik Friberg and Paolo de Oliveira scored in the waning seconds of the match to give Häcken the win.
Örebro 1, Trelleborg 0 TRELLEBORG – Roni Porokara scored the lone goal as Örebro beat Trelleborg 1-0 July 13 in front of just 2,885 in Trelleborg. The goal was the third of the season for Porokora, who is in first season in the Allsvenskan.
Örgryte 2, Gefle 2 GÖTEBORG – Örgryte blew a 2-0 lead in the final minutes and failed in its 14th bid to claim its first win of the season. Markus Anderberg set up Björn Anklev in the fourth minute to give ÖIS a 1-0 lead and then scored in the 55th minute to put the home side up 2-0. Amadou Jawo responded by setting up Daniel Westlin in the 57th minute before notching the equalizer for Gefle at the 87-minute mark.
Brommpojkarna 1, Malmö 1 BROMMA – Brommapojkarna picked up an important point as it used a man-advantage to draw Malmö 1-1 at Grimsta IP. Guillermo Molins fired Malmö in front after 17 minutes, but picked up his second yellow card in the game five minutes before the interval. Brommapojkarna made Malmö and Molins pay when Philip Haglund tallied in the 59th minute.
GAIS 1, Halmstad 1 GÖTEBORG – Former First Team All-America Calum Angus scored his first professional goal to help GAIS rally for a 1-1 draw at home against Halmstad. Angus, who played for St. Louis University, scored in injury time off a pass from Wanderson do Carmo. The goal equalized a 37th-minute tally from Emir Kujovic for Halmstad.
GAIS defender and former St. Louis University star Calum Angus celebrates scoring his first professional goal July 13 with Brazilian striker Wanderson do Carmo. Angus scored in injury time to give GAIS a 1-1 draw with Halmstad. Bildbyran photo