Goalless draw in Sweden - Denmark friendly

Sweden - Denmark 0-0 (0-0)
Sweden: Hedvig Lindahl Linköping - Sara Larsson Linköping, Hanna Marklund Sunnanå, Malin Nykvist Djurgården/Älvsjö (46 Karolina Westberg Umeå), Kristin Bengtsson Djurgården/Älvsjö - Therese Sjögran Malmö (63 Linda Fagerström Djurgården/Älvsjö), Malin Moström Umeå, Nilla Fischer Malmö (45 Frida Östberg Umeå), Lotta Schelin Kopparbergs/Göteborg - Josefine Öqvist Linköping (63 Maria Aronsson Linköping), Hanna Ljungberg Umeå (77 Salina Olsson Hammarby).
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Both Denmark and Sweden had before the match stated that this match was to try out players for the final European Championship squads. Both teams started without several of their big names, which seemed to effect Denmark the most, having less depth in their squad than Sweden. Sweden dominated the first half, playing with high pressure and mostly killing Denmark's attempts already in the midfield. Sweden played something that looked more like 4-2-3-1, with Josefine Öqvist (enthusiastic, running on everything but need to be sharper in the finish) at the top, then the announced 4-4-2. Hanna Ljungberg seemed to have some defensive assignments, mainly trying to disturb the communication between the danish defense and midfielder Louise Hansen, which worked out fine but made her rather invisible in the forward play. In the second Denmark subbed in first team players like Merete Pedersen and Cathrine Paaske Sørensen, and the match became more even. Still very few danish dangerous shots. Positive from the swedish side was Lotta Schelin as technical winger and Nilla Fischer teaming up with Malin Moström in the centre mid. And for you who doesn't read swedish: it's the danish national team coach who calls Lotta Schelin "a female Zlatan".
Svensk Fotboll
Corren: Öqvist gjorde det mesta – utom mål
Sydsvenskan: Starkare Nilla Fischer ser en EM-biljett som ren bonus
Göteborgsposten: Mållöst mot EM-motståndaren
Expressen: "Hon är en kvinnlig Zlatan"
Dagens Nyheter: Prisad Schelin liknas vid Zlatan
Aftonbladet: Jossan: Jag tänkte sluta
SVT: highlights clip


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