Damallsvenskan Round VIII: AIK's first win

The better teams in damallsvenskan often claims that they know how Umeå can be defeated, and it always involves getting close and physical with Umeå's attackers. Djurgården's Benny Persson is one of those and he has also managed to pull it off a couple of times. But it is much easier to know than to do. This time it was Göteborg's management that talked widely about how Umeå's foreign players gets out of balance and starts whining when things doesn't work out for them. This launched a newspaper quarrel between Umeå and Göteborg, where Andrée Jeglertz actually admitted that Marta used to have this problem, but no longer has. It's hard to say if the public row between the clubs had any influence on the match result, but at least we got fun headlines for a while.

AIK - Falköpings KIK 2 - 0 (2-0)

AIK: Sofia Lundgren - Linda Lekander, Sanna Valkonen, Frida Höglund, Madelene Göras - Anna Lundin (65 Sofia Simonsson), Jessica Juhlin, Madelene Wedin, Ingrid Bohlin - Nazanin Vaseghpanah (83 Lina Hedqvist), Freja Egerbrant
Falköping: Malin Andersson - Nettan Hofling, Karin Neuman, Elin Osbeck, Emma Eriksson, Sandra Krantz (70 Josefin Alfsson), Madeleine Tegström, Camilla Sanderheim, Sofia Fröjdstedt (83 Charlotte Abrahamsson), Linnea Liljegärd, Cynthia Uwak
Goals: 1-0 Jessica Julin (16), 2-0 Nazanin Vaseghpanah (24)
Attendance: 564
If AIK was ever going to win a match this season, this was the best opportunity. Home match against the presumed weakest side in the league. But it wasn't easy. Falköping started strong and impressed, pressuring high in the midfield and a pacy attacking play. But AIK, with Valkonen and Höglund playing the main parts, defended skilfully. And after 15 minutes Nazanin Vaseghpanah escaped her defender and found team captain Jessica Julin with a pass. Julin who had been left unnoticed by Falköping's defense had no problems scoring. Less than 10 minutes later a similar defense error allowed Vaseghpanah to head in a cross from Anna Lundin. Falköping's strong attack with Sandra Krantz, Linnea Liljegärd and Cynthia Uwak continued to worry AIK, but Jessica Julin played a key role on the defensive midfield position to fend off the attacks.
Efterlängtad seger för AIK
AIK: Efterlängtad seger

Djurgården - LDB FC Malmö 2 - 0 (1-0)
Djurgården: Bente Nordby - Kristin Bengtsson, Jane Törnqvist, , Therese Brogårde, Dorte Dalum Jensen - Elin Ekblom (88 Anna Lagerberth), Ann-Marie Norlin, Anna Hall,Linda Forsberg - Emma Lundh (60 Sara Thunebro), Victoria Svensson
Malmö: Caroline Jönsson - Therese Jönsson, Malin Levenstad, Emma Wilhelmsson, Lina Nilsson - Nanna Johansen (61 Dora Stefansdottir), Nilla Fischer, Therese Sjögran, Frida Nordin - Asthildur Helgadottir (81 Emelie Ölander), Emma Stålhammar (61 Manon Melis)
Goals: 1-0 Anna Hall (44), 2-0 Linda Forsberg (50)
Attendance: 783
The first half was an even affair, but not very well played. Both teams seemed stressed and made a lot of mistakes and passes were often off target. But close to the end of the first half Elin Ekblom managed to find Anna Hall with a good pass from her right side. Hall made no mistake and Djurgården could leave for halftime with a 1-0 lead and a discouraged Malmö team. And only five minutes in the second Djurgården could decide the match with a goal from Linda Forsberg, assisted by a nice cooperation from Djurgården's wingers Kristin Bengtsson and Elin Ekblom.
Those who watched the match said that Malmö seemed drained, more mentally than physically, by the Umeå match 4 days earlier and coach Pettersson was very disappointed with some of his players lack of dedication. Djurgården's Benny Persson was satisfied and looks forward to facing Umeå.
Dagens Nyheter: Djurgården hakar på i toppen
Sydsvenskan: Ny förlust för LDB FC Malmö

Linköpings FC - Bälinge 3 - 2 (1-2)
Linköping: Jenny Olsson - Frida Östberg, Sara Larsson, Charlotte Rohlin, Faith Ikidi - Maureen Mmadu, Caroline Seger, Petra Larsson (46 Ann Westermark), Maria Karlsson (74 Maria Aronsson) - Josefine Öqvist, Tiffeny Milbrett (58 Kosovare Asllani)
Bälinge: Veronika Svensson - Petra Vaelma, Linda Sembrant, Lina Andersson, Karolina Mats - Linda Blom, Moa Eriksson (22 Mikaela Björklund, 58 Emma Lindqvist), Katri Nokso-Koivisto, Anne Mäkinen - Annette Kent (79 Nina Engström), Sanna Talonen,
Goals: 1-0 Maureen Mmadu (10), 1-1 Annette Kent (24), 1-2 Sanna Talonen (24), 2-2 Sara Larsson (62), 3-2 Josefine Öqvist (70)
Attendance: 527
Linköping got off to a great start with Mmadu's header from a set piece, but Bälinge came back almost immedeately. First Annette Kent headed in a Mäkinen free-kick and then Linda Blom gave Sanna Talonen a perfect pass behind Linköping's defense line. A semi-upset (defeating Linköping doesn't qualify as a real upset this season) seemed to be on it's way. But Linköping finally was rewarded for their dominance and Sara Larsson equalised as she pushed in a pass from Josefine Öqvist and then Öqvist could score herself, as she from 30 meters noticed Bälinge's goalie a bit off position. Still, not really satisfying play from Linköping according to coach Pettersson while Bälinge did their best performance so far this season, forwards Kent and Talonen singled out.
Upsala Nya Tidning: Josefine Öqvist sänkte Bälinge
Expressen: Jossans kanon sänkte Bälinge
Corren: Öqvists långskott gav tre poäng

Qbik - Hammarby IF 0 - 1 (0-1)
Qbik: Maria Yatrakis - Anna Nilsson, Lisa Mellberg (60 Sanna Backman), Jenny Hallstenson, Rebecca Johnson, Therése Lückner (41 Elin Ragnvaldsson), Charlotte Nygren, Therése Björk, Elin Sandgren, Jennifer Meier, My Axelsson
Hammarby: Katarina Wicksell - Malin Nykvist, Josefin Christensen, Elin Sölveskog, Annica Svensson - Jennie Jonsson - Lousie Fors, Therese Sandström, Josefin Weijner (81 Andrea Comaneci) - Jessica Landström (85 Lisa Björkvik), Sara Johansson
Goals: 0-1 Sara Johansson (22)
Attendance: 406
Two sides that really needed a win met in Karlstad. A lot of the match was characterized by what you could call tennis - high balls bouncing back and forth from defense to defense. Qbik was creating a few opportunities in the beginning, but when Sara Johansson headed in a goal following a cornershot after a little bit more than 20 minutes, Hammarby also took over the match. Qbik lost much of their heart while Hammarby's defense made a good performance. Qbik lost three players to injuries; Ifeoma Dieke with a foot injury and Therese Lückner and Lisa Mellberg with knee problems.
Btw, I use the website damfakta.se for line-ups and match-stats. As far as I understand the site is managed by EFD, the association of Damallsvenskan clubs and should be accurate. But Qbik's Dieke has according to newspaper reports played at least two games for her new club now, including this, but is not to be found on the line-ups. Things like that really bothers my inner accountant.
Nya Wermlandstidningen: ?Nu måste vi ta några skrällpoäng?
Värmlands Folkblad: Ny förlust -läget allt mer prekärt för Qbik
Hammarby: Hammarby Damfotboll slog QBIK borta

Sunnanå SK - Kif Örebro 1 - 3 (1-1)
Sunnanå: Åsa Berglund - Sandra Berggren (80 Maja Johansson), Hanna Marklund, Magdalena Esseryd, Rebecca Smith, Anna Bodén, Kristina Wiklund (84 Emma Jonsson), Maria Nordbrandt, Lina Johansson, Sanna Frostevall, Alexandra Nilsson (60 Carina Holmberg)
Örebro: Kristin Hammarström - Ingrid Ericson, Stina Segerström, Lena Andersson, Marie Hammarström, Keeley Dowling, Elin Magnusson, Sandra Linder, Emelia Erixon, Marina Pettersson (46 Malin Nilsson), Hanna Pettersson (66 Hodan Siid-Ahmed)
Goals: 0-1 Emelia Erixon (9), 1-1 Alexandra Nilsson (32), 1-2 Elin Magnusson (56), 1-3 Emelia Erixon (87)
Attendance: 538
Örebro had to leave forward engine Pavlina Scasna at home, but made the surprising choice to let just returned defender Keeley Dowling take her place. Sunnanå made a strong performance, dominated midfield and didn't let Örebro much into the game. But Örebro took relly goo care of their opportunities and scored 3 goals on 3 chances according to a disappointed Sunnanå coach. Emelia Erixon is really hot at the moment (7 goals in the league so far) and national team coach Thomas Dennerby praised her - "She has been developng a lot and is really fast, one of the fastest in the league" - but didn't really sound like he seriously considered her for a national team spot.
Norra Västerbotten: Sunnanå blev blåst på mål mot Örebro
Nerikes Allehanda: Emelia och KIF tog första bortasegern
Expressen: Örebros skyttedrottning hyllas

Umeå IK - Kopparbergs/Göteborg 5 - 2 (4-0)
Umeå: Carola Söberg - Anna Paulsson, Johanna Frisk, Karolina Westberg, Maria Bergkvist - Lisa Dahlqvist, Hanna Ljungberg (44 Madeleine Edlund), Lise Klaveness - Ma Xiaoxu (71 June Pedersen), Ramona Bachmann (79 Erika Karlsson), Marta
Göteborg: Maria Edman (65 -) - Jenny Engwall, Maria Nilsson, Lisa Ek (62 Anna Andén), Maria Karlsson (46 Elin Dahl Örn), Lotta Schelin, Sofie Andersson, Salina Olsson (62 Sofia Karlsson), Sara Lindén, Camilla Schelin, Marlene Sjöberg
Goals: 1-0 Marta (12), 2-0 Ma Xiaoxu (19), 3-0 Ma Xiaoxu (22), 4-0 Marta (31), 5-0 Karolina Westberg (79), 5-1 Sofia Karlsson (88), 5-2 Lotta Schelin (90)
Attendance: 2,046
Umeå started with a really great first half, showing off a speedy, aggressive and agile attack. After only 30 minutes they were 4 goals up, Marta and Ma scoring two each. Ma hadn't convinced before this game and can still look a bit sluggish, but now showed her quality as a goalscorer. After 40 minutes Hanna Ljungberg had to leave the pitch, bleeding from an eyebrow after heading into Göteborg's defender Marlene Sjöberg. After that Umeå slowed down and mostly wnet through the motions in the second half. Still Karolina Westberg could make it 5-0 after a set piece before Göteborg ran through a somewhat unfocused Umeå defense in the last minutes.
Göteborg didn't get the best preparation as a air traffic strike forced them to take the overnight train to Umeå and goalie Maria Edman walked off with an injury when coach Pringle already had used all his substitutions and had to use outfield player Camilla Schelin as replacement. But none of this really affected the outcome.
Umeå's forced rotation of their non-EU players this time gave Elaine the opportunity to rest in the stands. When coach Jeglertz was asked when he would rest Marta he answered: "We rested her in a cup match. I think that is enough rest for her." Marta is extremely important for Umeå. When the team works great she is the hub that everything moves around and when it doesn't work as good, like against Malmö, she is the one that still decides the match in Umeå's favour.
Aftonbladet: Hanna Ljungberg knockad blodig, Säkra Umeå slog kaxiga Göteborg
Expressen: Umeås stjärna lämnade planen blödande, Kritiserade stjärnorna vann UIK:s match
Göteborgsposten: Umeås roliga halvtimme
Västerbottens Folkblad: Marta slog till med högern, Ma, ma, Mia ? vilken show!
Västerbottenskuriren: Ljungberg slogs blodig, Stjärnorna gav svar på tal

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Karro Westberg with another goal - that makes 3! (so far)
Who'd have thought that before the start of the season?!

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