Euro 2008 qualifier

Sweden 2 - Spain 0

A second defeat in a row left Spain floundering in the middle of their group table. Luis Aragonés had made several changes to the line up which lost in Northern Ireland, but they were beaten 2-0 by a Sweden side who top the table with three wins out of three.

The Scandinavians took the lead in only the tenth minute when Elmander ran on to a long pass to shoot low past Casillas, and although Sergio Ramos and David Villa went close at the other end, the Toulouse striker could have put his side further ahead when he rattled the crossbar later in the first half.

Second choice keeper Shaaban stopped efforts from Torres and Villa after the restart, and Juanito headed Xavi's free kick just wide, but with Spain still claiming that an effort from Puyol had crossed the line, Wilhemsson broke free on a rapid counter-attack and set up Allback for him to wrap things up. (07.10.06)