The preseason favorites are starting to live up to all the hype.
IFK Göteborg won its third-straight match and extended its unbeaten streak to five straight with a 2-0 win over Sundsvall May 2 at Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Round 7 of the 2012 Allsvenskan.
Göteborg (3-2-2, 11 pts) used the same formula against Sundsvall (2-2-3, 8 pts) that snapped the Angels out of their season-opening funk. Göteborg controlled possession and prevented Sundsvall from doing more than making long-ball forays into the Göteborg half of the field.
Hannes Stiller gave Göteborg an early lead when he scored off a Tobias Hysen corner kick in the fifth minute. The goal was the third in two matches for Stiller.
Göteborg doubled its lead 24 minutes later. Joel Allansson took a pass from defender Hjödur Logi Valgardsson and the 19-year-old dribbled past two defenders before beating Sundsvall goalkeeper Oscar Berglund with a low shot to the far post.
Allansson made his first career start for Göteborg against Sundsvall, playing in place of Stefan Selakovic, who injured a foot during training. Club officials said they expected Selakovic to be ready to play against Elfsborg May 7 in Borås.
“This was a good win for us, especially going into our next game against Elfsborg,” said IFK team captain Tobias Hysén. “We have some momentum now.”
by Chipp Reid