OBOS Damallsvenskan Round 2 roundup
Eskilstuna United celebrates their equalizer vs Göteborg FC/Photo by: Mia Eriksson
  • Eskilstuna United 1-1 Göteborg FC

Göteborg controlled the whole game up until the last ten minutes when they started to fall back and lost their intensity. The top tipped team from Sweden’s second-biggest city took the lead in the first half with a beautiful shot from outside the box, delivered from Swedish national team player Julia Roddar.

Göteborg were about to secure the victory in this second round of Damallsvenskan when Eskilstuna’s player to watch out for, Loreta Kullashi, hit the back of the net in injury time, scoring the equaliser. 

  • Växjö DFF 1-1 IK Uppsala

Växjö were hungry and seemed ready to bounce back after their 0-3 loss in the first round when they hosted newcomers IK Uppsala. Controlling most of the game, it seemed like they would go all the way after taking the lead with a  penalty in the 60’ minute, taken nicely by Danish player Signe Holt Andersen.

But IK Uppsala, who are playing in the highest division in Sweden for the first time, fought into the last minute and it paid off in the 83rd minute, when an equalizer from Cornelia Kapozs confirmed the draw.

  • Kristianstad DFF 0-1 FC Rosengård

In the south of Swede was a derby between the favourites Rosengård and Kristianstad who had struggled badly in round one with a 5-1 loss against Göteborg FC.

What could have been seen as an easy game on paper turned out to be a different thing in reality for Rosengård who had to fight hard to get their three points to take home to Malmö.

It was the Icelandic defender Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir who put the ball in the net in the end of the first half and secured all three points.

  • Djurgårdens IF 1-1 Umeå IK

Djurgården have started this campaign of the Damallsvenskan the same way they ended it last season - they are struggling.

In this round, the more experienced team from Stockholm had the chance to take three points against the newcomers from Umeå, hosting the team from north in at home in the Swedish capital.

Djurgården did what was expected, taking the lead early in through Tilde Lindwall, giving the Stockholmers in a 1-0 lead in in the eleventh minute. However, once again Djurgården lost their lead when Umeå’s Therese Simonsson’s shot went straight into the goal with twenty minutes left of the game.

  • Vittsjö GIK 1-2 Linköpings FC

Vittsjö’s home stadium was a tough one for the teams as the rain was pouring down at first along with strong winds. With chances to score from both teams in the opening half of the game it was Vittsjö that managed to hit the target first when Clara Marklund’s header went into the back of the net putting Linköping behind going into the second half.

Linköping’s hard work paid off when Nigerian striker Orji Ebere scored her third goal in two games, coming free after a beautiful assist from her Nigerian teammate Uchenna Kanu, who made her first start for Linköping.

The final goal of the game came straight after from Norweigan national team player, Frida Leonhardsen Maanum, who put the ball behind Vittsjö’s goalkeeper, straight from a corner kick. The win takes Linköping to the top of the table after these two first rounds.

  • Piteå IF 1-1 KIF Örebro

The last game of this second round took place in the north of Sweden when Piteå hosted Örebro.

This battle was a goalless one in the first half and it wasn’t until the 74th minute of the game until the ball hit the back of the net for the first time.

Coming off of the bench as a substitute, Piteå's player Cecilia Edlund scored and celebrated soon after. Örebro bounced back and equalized with just a few minutes left of the game when Karin Lundin made it 1-1 with a nice header.