Match-Day 7: Sunday
AIK - Kopparbergs/Göteborg 2-0 (2-0)
AIK: Sofie Holmqvist - Lisen Åkerlund (46 Anna-Karin Andersson), Sara Andersson, Hanna Jöhnk, Maria Moustakakis - Therese Sandström, Yolanda Odenyo, Hodan Siid-Ahmed (79 Elin Hammarman) - Anna Lundin (64 Anna Bergendal), Lena Persson, Nazanin Vaseghpanah
Kopparbergs/Göteborg: Maria Edman - Camilla Schelin (63 Sofie Andersson), Frida Höglund, Sofia Dammström, Maria Karlsson - Lisa Ek, Jennie Svensson (70 Sara Lindén), Johanna Almgren, Sofia Palmqvist (52 Marlene Sjöberg) - Lotta Schelin, Heidi kackur
Goals: 1-0 Nazanin Vaseghpanah (23), 2-0 Therese Sandström (31)
The upset of the week? Not to AIK coach Christer Söderberg: "I know we have the capacity to play even against the mid-table teams. This is just the first time it worked all the way." Göteborg's coach Martin Pringle admitted AIK was the better side today. From the reports it seems like AIK won the game in the midfield, much thanks to Yolanda Odenyo. Jessica Juhlin did not start for Göteborg, it appears all papers aren't filed yet.
Dagens Nyheter: AIK:s andra vinst
Göteborgsposten: Ingen rolig omstart för Göteborg
Linköpings FC - Mallbackens IF 5-1 (2-1)
Linköping: Hedvig Lindahl - Sara Larsson, Charlotte Rohlin, Jenny Möller, Anna-Kaisa Rantanen - Maria Aronsson (83 Therése Andersson), Caroline Seger (70 Malin Gustafsson), Lotta Runesson - Ann Westermark, Maria Karlsson, Josefine Öqvist (83 Maria Lindström)
Goals: 1-0 Maria Karlsson (7), 1-1 Jenny Monsén (21), 2-1 Maria Karlsson (35), 3-1 Maria Karlsson (53), 4-1 Josefine Öqvist (56), 5-1 Lotta Runesson (83)
Comfortable win for Linköping, where they, unlike a couple of games earlier this spring, did a better second half than first. Linköping seemed really hungry, especially Maria Karlsson who went to England, but didn't get any playing-time there. Midfilder Anna-Kaisa Rantanen filled in in the defense and did it good. Caroline Seger had to leave after 70 minutes with a shoulder injury. No word on how serious yet, so probably not very.
Linköping FC, 2
TV4 (match clip)
Corren: Maria bakom storsegern
Värmlands Folkblad: Maria Karlsson blev för svår för Mallbacken
Radiosporten: Maria Karlsson inteview (audio)
QBIK - Malmö FF 0-2 (0-2)
Malmö FF: Caroline Jönsson - Malin Andersson, Denise Reddy, Therese Jönsson, Jenny Engwall - Therese Sjögran, Nilla Fischer, Asthildur Helgadóttir, Emma Stålhammar - Mia Westerblad (55 Linda Blom), Therese Lundin
Goals: 0-1 Emma Stålhammar (34), 0-2 Therese Lundin (44)
A less impressive Malmö than earlier this season still managed to take home three points. "Both Malmö goals came on counters", said QBIK coach Dave Mosson, who thought they did a good match against one of the best sides in the league, particulary in defense. Jennifer Meier made her debut for QBIK and seems to be able to better the teams attack a lot.
Sydsvenskan: MFF-damerna efter vinsten: Vår sämsta match för året
Värmlands Folkblad: Nyförvärven kunde inte rädda Qbik
Sunnanå SK - Hammarby IF 1-0 (1-0)
Sunnanå: Åsa Berglund - Sandra Berggren, Hanna Marklund, Rebecca Smith, Magdalena Esseryd - Mirjam Marklund, Carolina Marklund, Bianca Rech, Anna Bodén - Lina Johansson (Carina Holmberg 71), Madelaine Edlund (Anna Boman 87)
Hammarby: Katarina Wicksell - Maureen Metzger, Josefin Christensen, Annelie Norén, Tanja Meidal (70 Sofia Hoflin) - Hanna olsson (75 Lindsay Demaree), Jennie Jonsson, Christina Forsell, Elin Härén - Jessica Landström, Salina Olsson (55 Lisa Arnell)
Goals: 1-0 Hanna Marklund (36)
Sunnanå dominate the match completely and should have won bigger. The only goal was a header by Hanna Marklund after a corner kick. The two new players from the german Bundesliga Rebecca Smith (centre defense together with Hanna Marklund) and Bianca Rech (midfield) distinguish themselves and Hammarby coach En Perlskog said he's never seen Sunnanå that good.
Västerbottens Folkblad: Här fixar Hanna seger
Norra Västerbotten: Hanna nickade till för första gången i år
Norra Västerbotten: Smakstart i allsvensk omstart
The Sunnanå match started with a silent minute in honour of the local paper Norra Västerbotten's sports editor Thomas Hedlund (you might remember him from the airport interview with Tiffeny Milbrett), who passed away just a couple of days ago. He's made sure the news coverage of women's football in his area has been of very high quality and I too would like to pay my respect.
Umeå IK - KIF Örebro 4-1 (3-0)
Umeå: Sofia Lundgren - Maria Bergqvist, Anna Paulson, Sanna Valkonen, Karolina Westberg - Anne Mäkinen (70 Kristina Wiklund), Malin Moström, Elaine (75 Johanna Andersson) - Marta (60 Maria Nordbrant), Hanna Ljungberg, Anna Sjöström
KIF Örebro: Kristin Hammarström - Sandra Persson, Stina Segerström, Ingrid Ericsson, Caroline Näfver - Marina Pettersson, Elin Magnusson, Marie Hammarström, Louise Östman - Emelia Erixon, Lisa Dahlkvist
Goals: 1-0 Maria Bergkvist (3), 2-0 Marta (13), 3-0 Anna Sjöström (37), 4-0 Anna Sjöström (59), 4-1 Lisa Dahlkvist (90)
Just like Linköping, Umeå seemed really hungry to get playing again. KIF Örebro, that now without Lilly, Markgraf and Monroe almost seemed like a U21 side, and never threatened the home team. With Frida Östberg on yellow card suspension Karolina Westberg got to play her full 90 minutes for the first time (I think) this season. Hanna Ljungberg, back from rehab, also played the whole match. Pia Sundhage commented that KIF got a valuable lesson in football and were satisfied with their second half of the match, where they managed to hold Umeå to 1-1.
Nerikes Allehanda. Pia tackade för lektionen i Umeå
Västerbottens Folkblad: Landslaget nästa för Bergkvist?
The usual match-day sum-up at Damfotboll.com and Svensk Fotboll. Stats at Svensk Fotboll.