Match-Day 11: Reports and Reviews
The questionable penalty that decided the match between Linköping and Malmö was the big discussion matter the day after, but Linköping's Michael Bornehav admitted that Malmö's win still was a fair outcome of the match. "We showed our lack of experience while Malmö were more sensible and controled." Caroline Seger agreed: "We hardly created anything forward and almost panicked, shooting a lot of long balls." Malmö's Therese Sjögran was outstanding in the midfield and Malin Andersson was a constant danger forward, both on set pieces and with opening passes, while Malmö's defense at the same time seemed impenetrable. But no, Malmö still refuses to discuss the possibility of winning the championship.
Corren: Straff sänkte svagt LFC , match pictures
Radiosporten: interview with Sara Larsson and Hedvig Lindahl
Radiosporten: interview with Malin Andersson
Mallbacken and Göteborg both agreed that Mallbacken's goalkeeper Carola Söborg did a great match. Göteborg had, particulary in the second half, a huge advantage in possession and shots on goal. But that really doesn't help if you don't get past the goalkeeper. Mallbacken's coach Glenn Johansson voiced his disappointment that Söborg, who has a lot of U19 and U21 matches, never has been called up to the national team. Erla Arnardóttir explained that her goal from 30 meters wasn't just a fluke. She regulary stays behind after training sessions to practise shots and this was actually her second goal from afar this season.
Värmlands Folkblad: Mallbackens sköna formbesked
Värmlands Folkblad: Årets första seger hemma på Strandvallen
Värmlands Folkblad: Inbytt Monsén avgjorde matchen
Värmlands Folkblad: Arnardóttir matchvinnare efter favoritskott i repris
Göteborgsposten: Fick stryk av jumbon Mallbacken
Aftonbladet: "Hon får inte en chans"
Sunnanå's Bianca Rech dominated the midfield and also contributed with the assist to Carina Holmbergs 1-0 goal. But in the second half she began to disappear, surely partly an effect of the tough schedule she had in the Nordic Tournament, and QBIK took over. It was only defenders Smith and Marklund that managed to keep QBIK away from the goal. QBIK's coach Mosson said his team played very good and at least in the second half dominated against the league's number 3. And Sunnanå's Isaksson stressed that he was lucky to get away with the win and have to play much better next weekend at QBIK.
Norra Västerbotten: Sunnanå kvar i toppen
Värmlands Folkblad: Två chanser - det räckte för Sunnanå
"We can count ourselves lucky that we've got [goalkeeper] Kristin Hammarström", a relieved Pia Sundhage said after KIF Örebro's 0-0 draw with Hammarby. Hammarström had a couple of really qualified saves and the defense, U21 player Stina Segerström worth mentioning, kept Hammarby's Salina Olsson away. But KIF has big problems in front. "We have a nice flow to our play, but it never gets really hot", Sundhage complains.
Nerikes Allehanda: KIF spelade 0-0 mot Hammarby