Damallsvenskan: Another big loss for Hammarby
KIF Örebro - Kristianstads DFF 1 - 0 (1-0)
Örebro: Kristin Hammarström - Ingrid Ericson, Stina Segerström, Sanna Valkonen, Marina Pettersson - Elin Magnusson, Lena Andersson, Marie Hammarström, Marie Nordbrant - Leena Puranen, Caroline Näfver (79 Kim Ekebom)
Kristianstad: Maria Edman - Johanna Jönsson, Maria Åhlund, Johanna Rosén, Ifeoma Dieke (88 Veronica Persson) - Therese Björk, Sofie Persson, Vlora Bajraktaraj, Erla Arnadottir - Frida Pettersson (73 Elin Bjerre), Susanne Moberg
Goals: 1-0 Leena Puranen (42)
Örebro's Finnish attacker Leena Puranen admitted she had had problems sleeping after the goalless draw against Bälinge last Wednesday, having missed numerous scoring chances. This time around will feel better. She recieved the ball with her right, turned her defender and scored with her left - a real class goal.
Puranen's goal was one of Örebro's few bright points in the match. They were unable to hold possession for any longer periods and if not for a couple of great saves by national team goalkeeper Kristin Hammarström, the result could have been another.
Kristianstad suffered their first loss in 28 matches - they went through their first division season last year like a miniature Umeå. In spite of the unfamiliar feeling of defeat, they were fairly satisfied with the performance, even if they didn't manage to reach the same level as against Djurgården. A late cancellation from full-back Carolin Ericsson forced Ifeoma Dieke to start after only three days with the team. She had understandably some problems initially playing in an unknown team.
Nerikes Allehanda: Leena fixade segern till KIF
Kristianstadsbladet: Förlust för KDFF i Örebro
LDB FC Malmö - Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 3 - 2 (1-1)
Malmö: Stephanie Öhrström - Therese Jönsson, Emma Wilhelmsson, Malin Levenstad, Lina Nilsson - Nilla Fischer - Frida Nordin, Dora Stefansdottir (64 Pavlina Scasna), Therese Lundin, Therese Sjögren - Manon Melis (88 Emma Stålhammar)
Göteborg: Jenny Olsson - Marlene Sjöberg, Jane Törnqvist, Jenny Hallstensson, Amelie Rybäck - Ingvild Stensland, Johanna Almgren (78 Lisa Ek), Maria Karlsson - Lotta Schelin (66 Linnea Liljegärd), Sara Lindén, Emelie Farfa (71 Sofie Andersson)
Goals: 1-0 Manon Melis (33), 1-1 Ingvild Stensland (42), 2-1 Manon Melis (49), 2-2 Maria Karlsson (57 PK), 3-2 Therese Sjögran (66)
"More exciting than necessary" was a common comment after a match that a dominant Malmö should have closed much earlier than in the final second. In spite of Göteborg showing up a much better defense than last year and a very alert Ingvild Stensland, Malmö were strong in the first half and took over completely in the second. Speedy Dutch forward Manon Melis scored a brace, making her tally 4 goals in two matches and one of the best on the pitch, Therese Sjögran, forced in the rebound from her own shot to score the winner.
Göteborg came from behind two times, Ingvild Stensland scored with a surprisingly weak shot after an admirable solo performance and Maria Karlsson converting a penalty kick that Lotta Schelin earned for her team. In the final seconds of the match they could have made it a third time when young debutant Linnea Liljegärd hit the horizontal bar.
Lotta Schelin started handicapped by an inflamed tendon and was not quite her usual self. She substuituted out herself after earning a penalty for Göteborg with more leg pains and a possible injury.
Fotbollskanalen: match clip
Göteborgsposten: Knapp förlust för Göteborg
Sydsvenskan: Melis bjöd på mellanmål
Linköpings FC - Umeå Södra FF 4 - 0 (2-0)
Linköping: Hedvig Lindahl - Anna-Kaisa Rantanen, Sara Larsson , Charlotte Rohlin, Marie-Louise Skålberg - Josefine Öqvist (74 Ann Westermark), Daniela, Caroline Seger, Maria Karlsson (83 Maja Krantz) - Cristiane (69 Kosovare Asllani), Jessica Landström
Umeå Södra: Jessica Lundberg - Maria Wictorsson, Moa Westermark, Petra Vaelma, Anna Rehn - Vanessa Mångsén (87 Anna Forss), Elina Sormunen (63 Victoria Forsmark), Emma Sundberg, Linda Fransson - Jennifer Nobis, Terese Andersson (46 Patricia Hägglund)
Goals: 1-0 Maria Karlsson (30), 2-0 Josefine Öqvist (35), 3-0 Sara Larsson (68), 4-0 Jessica Landström (86)
Umeå Södra, still feeling the victory over Sunnanå last Wednesday in their legs, didn't have much to put up against a fresh Linköping. The general feeling among the Linköping players were that they really should have scored more goals. And they were probably right - 28 shots at goal against nil. The new Brazilian stars showed themselves for their home crowd for the first time. Daniela made a great performance, tough and skilled with great vision, while Cristiane was subbed out after having problems finding her place.
"We were under fire for 90 minutes", commented Södra's coach Torbjörn Nordström, who still were pleased with his team's effort and fighting spirit.
Corren: Landström hittade rätt - till slut
Västerbottens Folkblad: Södra är nere på jorden igen
Sunnanå SK - Bälinge IF 0 - 0 (0-0)
Sunnanå: Åsa Berglund - Carina Holmberg, Mirjam Marklund, Sanna Frostevall, Alexandra Nilsson (77 Sandra Berggren) - Kristina Wiklund, Anna Bodén (85 Rebecca Smith), Josefine Johansson, Johanna Lindahl - Petpetua Nkwocha, Lina Johansson
Bälinge: Veronica Svensson - Lisa Lantz, Natalie Spilger, Lina Andersson, Emma Lindqvist - Linda Blom, Julia Lyckberg (82 Noelle Keselica), Emilia Appelqvist, Katri Nokso-Koivisto (59 Karolina Mats) - Emma Jonsson, Ida Brännström
After the match against Umeå Södra last Wednesday, Sunnanå's Nigerian forward Perpetua Nkwocha wished that she would never have to play in snow again. Her wish was not fullfilled. The snow moved horisontally over the field at Sunnanå's home arena Norvalla, you could hardly see the match clock from the stands and how the referee could distinguish the lines is anybody's guess. Sunnanå pressed hard against a furiously defending Bälinge, but had just as big scoring problems as they had against Umeå Södra in the last match - 25 finishes but not a single goal. Bälinge's goalkeeper Veronica Svensson had another good day and the well organized defense with Lina Andersson and Natalie Spilger also helped. But Sunnanå's lack of efficiency in the attack is becoming a problem for the team.
Norra Västerbotten: Fruset målskytte
Upsala Nya Tidning: Mållöst och uddlöst - igen
Umeå IK -Hmmarby IF 6 - 0 (5-0)
Umeå: Carola Söberg - Anna Paulsson, Johanna Frisk, Emma Berglund, June Pedersen - Lisa Dahlqvist, Hanna Ljungberg (71 Mami Yamaguchi), Frida Östberg (61 Emelie Konradsson) - Ramona Bachmann (61 Sofia Jakobsson), Madeleine Edlund, Marta
Hammarby: Lisa Mattsson - Matilda Agné, Karin Lissel, Elin Sölveskog, Anna Lindblom (74 Malin Broberg) - Jennie Jonsson, Andrea Comaneci - Madeleine Tegström (58 Emma Wall), Nazanin Vaseghpanah, Daniella Chamoun - Lisa Björkvik (90 Josefine Christensen)
Goals: 1-0 Marta (21), 2-0 Madeleine Edlund (25), 3-0 Ramona Bachmann (26), 4-0 Frida Östberg (32), 5-0 Madeleine Edlund (35), 6-0 Hanna Ljungberg (54)
Falling snow and freezing cold - it was a wonder anyone showed up for Umeå's home opener. Even Umeå's players looked reluctant at start - bad passes, bad decisions. But then Marta opened the scoring with a direct free-kick and Umeå went on a fifteen minutes five goals rampage with Madeleine Edlund in the leading part. After that the match was over and the most interesting with Hanna Ljungberg's second half goal was that it was Hanna Ljungberg scoring. Hammarby tried to fight back, but never really managed to threaten Umeå. Even coach Jeglertz said that he understood that the players wanted to take it a bit easy once they had scored their first half goals. Västerbottenskuriren: Edlund - en ljuspunkt i snöovädret
Västerbottens Folkblad: UIK vann med 6-0