Pre Match : Sweden vs Portugal, Live streams online, Team News, Highlights and Team Lineups
November 19, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Friends Arena — Solna
Referee: H. Webb
Match Highlights & Full Match Replay – available after the match
Derby match of this barrage brought an expected tough match in the first leg and of the announced Ronaldo vs Ibrahimovic, it was more of a game between two solid defense in order to stop the aforementioned two . Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the first leg in Lisbon, meaning that Ibrahimovic and company will have to score at least one goal if they are to have any hope of travelling to World Cup in Brazil next summer
For PSG striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (32) this would be the last chance to appear at the biggest tournament , World Cup , and the PSG forward is confident that Sweden can overcome the deficit with their fans.
“We’ve got the measure of them now, and that’s an advantage,” the forward said. “It’s the last game before the World Cup now. Get behind us and we’ll make it.”
The last time these teams played in Stockholm was in 2008 for qualifying for the World Cup in South Africa and then it was 0-0 , meaning the Swedes have not scored a goal to the Portuguese in the last three games
If Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo do qualify for the tournament, it would be their second consecutive time trough the play-offs , after a 2-0 aggregate victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2009 which have ensured their place in South Africa.
Again, all eyes will be fixed on Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo and now it is expected from Swede to fight back , however, one of these two great player will stay at home, which is pretty bad for football in general, and regarding the match, we anticipate that this will again be a tough match with two solid defenses , and again there we wont see a lot of goals. Under 3 is our tip.