OBOS Damallsvenskan Round 4 Roundup
Linköpings FC top the table after four rounds of matches
  • Piteå IF 2-2 Linköpings FC

Linköpings FC have impressed with three straight victories in the Damallsvenskan in the first three rounds.

On Wednesday afternoon, Piteå, who won the Damallsvenskan 2018, were Linköping's opponents and the team chased their fourth straight victory. At the end of the first half, Linköping took the lead when Orji Ebere's header from a corner found the back of the net.

In the second half, Piteå's Nina Jakobsson equalised to make it 1-1, but then Linköping retook the lead when Johanna Alm assisted Ebere to who earned herself a brace and put the visitors back in front.

Piteå worked hard to get back into the game and threatened Linköping several times. In the end, the team from the north of Sweden got their goal when Julia Karlernässcored from the penalty spot in the 87th minute to make the final result 2-2.

Linköping now have ten points after four games played and continue to top the series, while Piteå have eight points and are also still undefeated this season.

  • KIF Örebro 0-1 Göteborg FC 

Göteborg visited KIF Örebro in this round and dominated the first half, while the home team barely got to touch the ball. Göteborg did not score, despite two penalties within three minutes.

In the 12th minute, Örebro's captain Frida Abrahamsson was a little too rough in the home teams own box, and Filippa Angeldahl stepped forward, but was without luck when she hit the corner of the crossbar.

After that, Abrahamsson gave away another penalty when she hit the ball with her hand after one of her teammates tried to clear the area. Still, this time it was Norweigan Vilde Bøe Risa who missed when she hit the ball and shot it straight into Örebro's goalkeeper Moa Öhman's hands.

Göteborg had a couple of excellent opportunities to take the lead during the first 45 minutes but had to wait for the goal celebration until later.

With just 20 minutes left, Böe Risa's corner was met by Natalia Kuikka who headed the ball into the net. That was the only goal of the match.

  • Djurgårdens IF 2-1 Vittsjö GIK

Djurgården, who barely avoided relegation last year, have had a tough start to this season with only one point in three games. On Wednesday night, the Stockholm team hosted Vittsjö, who have also had a tough time with only one point in three games, to reverse the negative trend.

In the 15th minute, Olivia Schough gave her team the confidence to keep moving forward. The national team striker showed the way and scored the opener.  

In the second half, Vittsjö's Michelle De Jongh equalized to make it 1-1 at Stockholm Stadium.

The game looked like it would end 1-1, but in the 86th minute Linda Motlhalo, who joined Djurgården ahead of this season, stepped forward and gave the Stockholm team their first victory of the year.

Djurgården now have four points after the same number of matches, while Vittsjö has one point after four games.

  • Växjö DFF 0-3 FC Rosengård

As expected, Rosengård dominated this game from the start, although Växjö's Amanda Johnsson Haahr came near to shocking the reigning champion.

In extra time in the first half, Rosengård's dominance paid off. Caroline Seger played a pass behind the Växjö defence which landed by the feet of Mimmi Larsson. Larsson was knocked down and the referee pointed straight to the penalty spot. Anna Anvegård stepped up and scored via the crossbar and the back of goalkeeper Fraine.

Rosengård continued to dominate in the second half. With a quarter of the game left, Rosengård's Mimmi Larsson ran free from the Växjö defence and made it 2-0 with an excellent finish. Just two minutes later, Danish international Sanne Troelsgaard nailed the final result after a mistake in Växjö's penalty area. Troelsgaard received the ball and turned away from her defender before she coolly rolled the ball into the back of the net.

  • Eskilstuna United 2-3 Kristianstad DFF

Eskilstuna had not lost at Tunavallen since 28th of April 2019, but after having a  red card early in the first half and a late goal by Kristianstad, that winning streak was broken.

The winning goal came in the 83rd-minute from Eveliina Summanen. Still, it wasn't an easy win for the team from Skåne, despite playing against only ten players. 

In the 12th minute, Eskilstuna's Elise Stenevik received a red card when the ball hit her arm in the penalty area, and on the ensuing penalty, midfielder Therese Ivarsson, who missed a penalty in the last round, made no mistake when she gave the visitors the lead.

But neither the joy nor the lead was particularly long-lasting.

Just over ten minutes later, Eskilstuna equalized through Felicia Rogic and shortly into the second half, the home team also made it 2-1 through Ngozi Okobi.

But playing with ten became too tricky for Eskilstuna and with 20 minutes left, Kristianstad - who chased their first victory this season - made it 2-2. With seven minutes left of regular game time, Kristianstad managed a third.

The victory wasn't just Kristianstad's first in this campaign, but also their first-ever at Tunavallen in Eskilstuna.

  • IK Uppsala 3-0 Umeå IK


Newcomers IK Uppsala dominated the game playing against the other newcomer Umeå on Wednesday. The team's half-time lead was extended in the second half to a 3-0 victory at home at Studenternas Stadium.

IK Uppsala's three goals were scored by Cornelia Kapocs, Sara Olai and Ida Strömblad.

Umeå have started weakly and has only one point after four games played while IK Uppsala has seven points.

 

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