@DandalBs brings us our weekly round-up of all the happenings in the Swedish women’s game. All the Damallsvenskan and Elitettan action plus a busy week of news and transfers, particularly involving Damallsvenskan leaders Rosengård.
Injury ravaged AIK’s poor run continues after a desperately disappointing 4-0 loss to fellow relegation candidates. Piteå. Selina Henriksson, Astrid Larsson (pictured above via Golzz), Jennie Nordin and Anam Imo were on target. AIK have now conceded 16 goals in their last three games without scoring. The sooner their injury list eases the better.
BK Häcken returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Kristianstad. Johanna Rytting Kaneryd and Dilya Yr Zomers put the home side 2-0 up within the opening 14 minutes. Stina Blackstenius’ hat-trick settled matters with the other goal coming from Emma Kullberg. Kristianstad’s goals came courtesy of Emma Petrovic and an own goal. Blackstenius is now four goals clear of Hammarby’s Madelen Janogy at the top of the scorers chart with 11 goals.
Växjö continued their poor run and lack of goal scoring ability with a 2-0 reversal at home to Eskilstuna United. Fanny Andersson and Felicia Rogic were on target. Eskilstuna are slowly advancing towards the upper reaches of the Damallsvenskan.
KIF Örebro earned a superb point against run away league leaders Rosengård after a 0-0 draw. Great goalkeeping from young Cecilia Ran Runarsdottir and ten players defending in the area earned Örebro a share of the spoils.
Hammarby suffered a cruel 1-0 loss to Vittsjö due to a superb free-kick from Fernanda Da Silva in the 92nd minute. It was a blow to the Stockholm based side who were looking for a top three spot.
Djurgården earned a 2-2 draw with Linköping. Uchenna Grace Kanu put Linköping ahead only for Michaela van den Bulk to level. It remained this way until the last quarter. The sides shared a further two goals in a two minute spell with Sara Olai putting the Stockholm based side ahead with Petra Johansson hitting back for Linköping to make it 2-2. It was a very entertaining match, but looks like Linköping are missing the departed Frida Maanum. Djurgården have now gone four games unbeaten.
Round Twelve Fixtures:
Linköping v BK Häcken
Vittsjö v Kristianstads
Eskilstuna United v AIK
Djurgården v Piteå
KIF Örebro v Hammarby
Rosengård v Växjö
The above games were played in midweek THIS week – for a full round-up of the action from these matches, see next week’s Swedish Scene.
Umeå IK go top after a 2-0 win over an Älvsjö AIK FF side who had been in the top five all season. Two goals in a ten minute first half spell from Lisa Bjork and the prolific Henna-Riikke Honkanen settled the outcome. Previous leaders IK Uppsala suffered an 3-2 loss to in-form IFK Kalmar. Kalmar were 3-0 up after 24 minutes thanks to goals from Kajsa Lang, Jessika Pedersen and Andrea Thorisson. Second half efforts from Hanna Persson and Moa Ohman gave Uppsala some hope. Kalmar’s great recent run sees them just a point behind Uppsala in third. Morön BK promotion hopes were dented after twice blowing a one goal lead in a 3-2 defeat to IF Brommapojkarna. Emma Viklund gave Morön the lead before Daniella Famili levelled four minutes later. Hildah Tholakale Magaia put Morön back ahead before Bromma goals in the last ten minutes sealed the win with Jennifer Sjosten and Mathilda Lindstrom on target.
Latest Results: IK Uppsala 2-3 IFK Kalmar, Umeå IK 2-0 Älvsjö AIK FF, Alingsås FC United 2-3 Sundsvalls DFF, Bollstanäs SK 2-6 Lidköpings FK, Mallbackens IF Sunne 7-1 Jitex Mölndal, IF Brommapojkarna 3-2 Morön BK, Borgeby FK 0-0 IFK Norrköping.
Next matches: Alingsås FC United v IF Brommapojkarna, IFK Norrköping v Mallbackens IF Sunne, Lidköpings FK v Umeå IK, Morön BK v Borgeby FK, Jitex Mölndal v IK Uppsala, Älvsjö AIK FF v Bollstanäs SK, IFK Kalmar v Sundsvalls DFF.
In the UEFA Women’s Champions League league qualifying, Kristianstad have been handed a tough tie against Danish side Brøndby. If successful, they will play winner of the tie between Bordeaux (France) and Slovacko (Czech Republic). The ties involving Kristianstad, Brøndby, Bordeaux and Slovacko will all be played at Kristianstad on 18 and 31 August.
Lots of news from Damallsvenskan leaders Rosengård over the past seven days. First, they strengthened their squad further with two more signings over the past week. First was the arrival of 31 year-old German defender Bianca Schmidt on a two year deal. Schmidt comes from Turbine Potsdam, where she has spent most of her career, including Bundesliga and Champions League wins. They then added Mia Persson, the 30 year-old midfielder who has spent the last few seasons at Slavia Prague, top Czech club and Champions League qualifier. Persson, who was captain for IF Limhamn Bunkeflo during their Damallsvenskan stay, has signed a two year contract.
Rosengård have publicly thanked Anna Anvegård, Nathalie Björn and Glodis Perla Viggosdottir as well as coach Jonas Eidevall for their time in the club before their game against Växjö in midweek. Viggosdottir has signed for Bayern Munich with Anvegård and Björn rumoured to be moving to Everton. Jonas Eidevall is going to take over as the new head coach of FA Women’s Super League heavyweights Arsenal.
The club ended the week being strongly linked with Eskilstuna United’s star player, the 22 year-old forward Loreta Kullashi. Kullashi has been open about not staying in Eskilstuna after this season. It’s said a transfer fee will be involved.
One final piece of positive news for Rosengård was the announcement that Olivia Schough has been named Damallsvenskan player of the month for June.
Sofia Jakobsson’s move to Bayern Munich, which we suggested here last week has been confirmed.
Växjö have signed another Finnish forward. The 27 year-old Juliette Kemppi joins from English second tier club London City Lionesses. Kemppi plays often together with other recent Växjö signing Adelina Engman for Finland.
It has been reported by @RomBalland that Amanda Ilestedt will join PSG. The former Bayern Munich defender will slot right into the hole left by Irene Paredes.