Draws were the order of business in Round 24 and only half the matches ended in a firm result.
Allsvenskan Round 24:
AIK 2, Örebro 1 ÖREBRO—Riku Olavi Riski scored his first goal for Örebro but it wasn’t enough AIK claimed a 2-1 come-from-behind win Sept. 12 at Behrn Arena. Riski scored in the 48th minute to put OSK up 1-0. Victor Lundberg tied the match 10 minutes later. Admir Catovic struck for the winner for AIK at the 78-minute mark.
GAIS 3, Elfsborg 1 GÖTEBORG—GAIS moved into fourth place in the standings after knocking off Elfsborg 3-1 Sept. 11 at Borås Arena. GAIS ran out to a 3-0 second-half lead on goals from Jesper Florén, Eric Magloire Bassombeng and Wanderson do Carmo. Niklas Hult pulled a goal back for Elfsborg in the 76th minute.
Djurgården 4, Trelleborg 3 STOCKHOLM—Djurgården outlasted Trelleborg Sept. 11 at Stockholm Stadium, claiming a 4-3 win. Kennedy Igboananike had a perfect hat trick as he twice snuffed out Trelleborg rallies. The visitors took a 1-0 lead when Fredrik Jensen scored the first of his two goals in the game. Nikolaj Agger tied the match with his first career goal for DIF. Igboananike put DIF in front in the 49th minute with his first goal of the game. Jensen tied the scored with his second of the match in the 74th minute. Igboananike put DIF back on top in the 76th minute. Kristian Haynes tied the score once more when he struck at the 77-minute mark. Igboananike hit the game winner in the 81st minute.
Syrianska 2, Kalmar 1 SÖDERTÄLJE—Syrianska collected only its sixth win of the season, beating Kalmar 2-1 Sept. 11 at Sodertalje Football Arena. Razak Omotoyossi and Sharbel Touma scored in the first half to stake Syrianska to a 2-0 lead. Erik Israelsson scored in the 68th minute for Kalmar.
Halmstad 2, Gefle 2 HALMSTAD—Mikael Görlitz had a goal and an assist to help Halmstad grab a point in a 2-2 draw with Gefle. Jakob Orlov put Gefle in front before Gorlitz scored to pull the game level. Mikael Dahlberg put Gefle back in front in the 36th minute. Görlitz set up Joe Sise for the equalizer in the 72nd minute.
BK Häcken 1, Helsingborg 1 GÖTEBORG—Helsingborg rallied for a 1-1 draw Sept. 9 with Häcken at Strömvallen. Abdul Majeed Waris put Häcken on top in the ninth minute. Mattias Lindström pulled HIF level when he scored in the 72nd minute, Helsingborg ran its unbeaten streak to 18 straight, but saw its lead over AIK shrink to just five points.
IFK Göteborg 0, Malmö 0 GÖTEBORG—The battle of goalkeepers named Dahlin ended in a stalement as Goteborg and Malmo ended in a scoreless draw Sept. 11 at Gamla Ullevi Stadium. Malmö goalkeeper Erik Dahlin and Göteobrg net minder Johan Dahlin each picked up a shut out.
Mjällby 0, Norrköping 0 SÖLVESBORG—Mjällby and Norrköping each collected a point after playing to a scoreless draw Aug. 10 at Strandvallen.
by Chipp Reid
Norwegian Under-21 international Thomas Sørum scores his first goal for Helsingborg after his $750,000 move from FK Haugesund. Bildbyrån photo