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Sweden vs Italy Live Score and commentary, World Cup qualifying playoff (Europe) SWEITA

Sweden 1-0 Italy (Johanssen 62')
Updated: 11 November 2017 03:10 IST - Published: 11 November 2017 01:30 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEP!

Sweden were excellent, Italy a touch lost in front of goal... The Azzurri have it all to do in the second leg at the San Siro. Catch you guys then! Anirudh Menon signing out, thanks for reading!

Toodle-ooo!
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95' Darmian throws one into the box, it;s marshalled out... Eder pumps one in and it's headed down by Chiellini... BUT INSIGNE HAMMERS A WILD SHOT WELL WIDE!
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94' One more minute left...
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93' Chiellini is cleared out by a no-nonsense Johanssen challenge that epitomises the Swedish defensive effort... as play moves on, Candreva concedes a goal kick and Olsen takes his own sweet time about it/.
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91' Insigne plays in a lovely little ball into the box, but Immobile's shot is nearer the corner flag than the goal. Dearie me. 
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91' They can't do much in the first minute - as Chiellini's teasing cross is headed out well by Augustinssen.
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90' Five mintues of added time! Can Italy do something? Anything?
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89' Italy are probing, and probing, but there are two banks of yellow standing in front of them and Olsen's goal. The excellent Darmian tries to force things by racing Svensson and swinging in a cross, but it's hopelessly overhit.
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88' OOOOH MY! Chiellini plays in an absolute peach of a ball into the box where Immobile is lazily walking back from an offside position. He has shown no indications of his Lazio form here tonight
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87' Chiellini goes on a baroque run that splits open the Swedish midfield with absurd ease before Larsson registers the madness of the whole thing and brings him crashing down to earth. 
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86' Insigne is utterly wasted in this formation, and he looks a touch lost as he futilely chases a loose ball in the Swedish box
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84' Fosberg motors down the left as Sweden break 2 v 2 but Bonucci puts an end to all that with a thumping sliding challenge that he really needed to time well to get his confidence back up
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82' De Rossi sweeps a ball forward to Eder but it's just a bit much for him. Bonucci pings it into the box again but this time it's too much for Immobile. Meanwhile, Krafth hobbles off to be replaced by Svensson.
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81' Ekrafth goes down after landing awkwardly in a 50-50 challenge with Chiellini (does anyone else ever walk away the better for having gone into one of those with the Italian?) and it looks like he may need to go off.
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80'  Darmian pitch-wedges an awkward cross into the box but Lindelof thumps it clear. Italy still have the ball though and they work it around the park with a calm that none of their supporters are feeling at the moment. 
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78' Jose Mourinho is in the stands and he'll love how Lindelof has handled himself in this Swedish defence which has been neat and organized... till now. 
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77' Marco Parolo drives down the right and wins yet another corner. It's played short, and Parolo catches the Swedes napping but he can't make the most of it.... the ball's worked out to Darmian whose whack from the corner is much, much, worse than the one that troubled the woodwork earlier.
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75' Ventura pulls out Veratti and throws on Napoli's diminutive forward Lorenzo Insigne. 
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74' The corner is cleared out by a wall of yellow but Italy have the ball again but it all amounts to nothing as Bonucci's ball into the box finds Immobile offside. 
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73' Italy work the ball out to Candreva brilliantly and the Inter winger wins another Italian corner. Sweden substitute the volatile Marcus Berg for Isaak Kiese Thelin. 
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71' Sweden push forward on a lightning counter and they have an overload down Italy's left flank... but Toivonen's shot at Buffon from the edge of the box is not powerful enough to trouble Buffon
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70' This time it's played into the box and Toivonen has to be on his toes to keep it out. Candreva swings it in again but Olsen opts to unconventionally punch it out... Italy work the ball around the box to Darmian.. MAAAAMMMAA MIAAA! DARMIAN LEATHERS ONE AT GOAL THAT CLANGS OF THE POST AND STRAIGHT BACK INTO THE HANDS OF OLSEN WHO HAD SEEN ALL THIS UNFOLD WITH HIS FEET ROOTED TO THE SPOT. How unlucky for the Man United lad.
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69' Candreva eschews his flank to drive inside and try and pick out Eder, but his ball in has too much oomph for the substitute to control. Down the other flank, Darmian does well to win a corner. 
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67' The Friends Arena are absolutely loving this as Claesson and Larsson combine superbly to maintain possession of the ball and male Italy sweat the blood and tears De Rossi suggested they might have to, yesterday. 
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65' Ventura makes the most of the time to throw on the man who won the game for Italy against Sweden in the Euros... Eder. 
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64' Italy are making life awfully hard for themseves here and Larsson does what De Rossi would have done had he been the one who smashed into him in the centre circle. Roll around a lot and eat up time. 
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63' Darmian looks to force an equaliser immediately, but another peach of a cross is wasted as Granqvist beats Belotti in the air. 
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The long throw causes all sorts of confusion in the box and Toivonen does ever so well to cushion a header out to the substitute Johanssen. He connects with it sweetly, aaand it takes a deflection off Bonucci which wrong-foots the hapless Gigi Buffon!
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62' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! JOHANSSEN! SWEDEN LEAD!
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61' Sweden have been roused to life here and Berg forces Chiellini to give away a throw, from which....
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60' OH MY! THINGS HAVE HEATED UP ALRIGHT! De Rossi goes down under what the Swedes protest is minimal contact from Berg... it really is minimal and De Rossi's reaction is as unwarranted as the Swedes' reaction is furious. 
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58' A simple old route-one approach allows Marcus Berg to bomb forward into the box and barge Chiellini to the ground as Buffon collects comfortably. That could well have been a second yellow for the Swede but the ref keeps his cards to himself. Chiellini is absolutely furious
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56'  Sweden string together a series of passes for the first time this half but Granqvist plays the ball deliberately out as Ekdal goes down clutching his groin. That's his night, and probably his playoffs, as Jakob Johanssen comes on in his stead. 
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55' OH PAROLO! The Lazio man screams through the middle and Lindelof does ever so well to make sure Olsen gets to it ahead of Parolo as he shepherds his man away from danger. 
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54' It's all Italy now as Sweden chase the shadow of the round thing they are supposed to be kicking....
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53' Chiellini gives the ball away - possibly a factor of the accumulated frustration of having had to make so many sprints in the opening seven minutes of the half but Sweden's counter is stopped in it's tracks by Bonucci. 
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52' The corner is played short again - Chiellini and co. must be wondering why they bother racing up for the corner anyway - and Candreva is seen off by Ekdal. 
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51' He shows he is with a searching ball into the box for Belotti, who manages to keep it alive and recycle it to Candreva - who wins yet another corner.
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50' Toivonen clambers all around Bonucci and the Italian makes a right meal of it as he goes down yelping in pain. Come on Leo, you are better thatn this. 
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49' Parolo canters into the box but the combined might of Granqvist and Augustinsson sees him off. Candreva goes haring down the right flank yet again, but this time his cross goes out after bouncing off the top of the bar. 
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48' The corner is worked short and Candreva takes a pop at goal from the edge of the box - but Olsen pushes it away comfortably. Italy still have the ball though, and Sweden are yet to string a meaningful pass together
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47' OH MY! Candreva's driving run finds space down the right and everyone... EVERYONE... looks at it as the ball fizzes across the six-yard box... before Krafth realises he has a job to do here and helps it out for a corner. 
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46' Italy pass the ball around with a measure more intent than they showed for large swathes of the first half and they hog the ball...
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PEEP! WE ARE OFF AGAIN!
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PEEP! PEEP! HALFTIME! 

AN EXCITING FIRST 45 ENDS SWEDEN 0 - 0 ITALY

More defending like this from Italy, though, and that scoreline will not hold the test of another 45 minutes, let me tell you
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46' One Minute added on. The freekick itself is rubbish, and Italy kill time after it inviting the Turkish referee to blow the whistle
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45' WOW. Barzagli jumps into Toivonen, shoves him away, and complains that a freekick has been given. You think he'd learn why after some 20 odd years as a professional football player
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44' Veratti tries to skin Lindelof on his outside at the far edge of the Swedish back, but the United centre-back is not having any of it.
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43'... that ends when Krafth runs into Veratti - who then wriggles away from two men in yellow before giving it to his back three - who promptly slow things down to walking pace
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42' Another loose ball out from the back invites Swedish pressure and Parolo is forced to pull Ekfal down. The Swedes build up an interesting looking attack from the free-kick...