IFK Göteborg won its third straight game, knocking off Sundsvall in Round 7 of the Allsvenskan.
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
Joel Allansson watches as his shot evades Oscar Berglund to help Göteborg claim a 2-0 win over Sundsvall May 3 at Gamla Ullevi. Bildbyrån photo