European Championship Qualifying - Group F
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Romania 0-2 Sweden: Visitor's Alexander Isak subjected to racist abuse

Alexander Isak
Sweden striker Alexander Isak agreed to continue playing following a discussion with the referee

Sweden's Euro 2020 qualifying match against Romania was temporarily stopped after striker Alexander Isak was subjected to racist abuse in Bucharest.

Real Sociedad's Isak, 20, received abuse after emerging as a 78th-minute substitute as visitors Sweden secured their place at Euro 2020 with victory.

The player agreed to continue following a stadium announcement - the first stage of Uefa's three-step protocol.

"Obviously it hurts, it's a shame, but we were prepared for it," said Isak.

"I heard a number of racist shouts from the stands and I asked the referee if he heard what was happening. He hadn't heard anything.

"A few minutes later he stopped the game and asked. We had a small discussion, the match went on and I am OK with that and I'm happy we won.

"I don't let things like that affect me in that way. It's better to ignore it. There will always be idiots around, it's better not to give them the attention they are looking for."

Sweden qualify as Group F runners-up behind Spain and will host the Faroe Islands in their final fixture on Monday.

Line-ups

Romania

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 14Mogos
  • 4Rus
  • 5Nedelcearu
  • 11BancuBooked at 55mins
  • 17DeacSubstituted forHagiat 45'minutes
  • 15Baluta
  • 8StanciuBooked at 23minsSubstituted forAlibecat 73'minutes
  • 20Mitrita
  • 9Puscas
  • 13KeseruSubstituted forComanat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lung Jr.
  • 2Benzar
  • 3Tosca
  • 6Cristea
  • 7Alibec
  • 10Hagi
  • 16Nita
  • 18Marin
  • 19Budescu
  • 21Nistor
  • 22Cicaldau
  • 23Coman

Sweden

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Olsen
  • 2Lustig
  • 3LindelöfBooked at 50mins
  • 4Granqvist
  • 5Bengtsson
  • 7LarssonSubstituted forSvenssonat 69'minutes
  • 20Olsson
  • 8Ekdal
  • 10Forsberg
  • 9BergSubstituted forIsakat 78'minutes
  • 22Quaison

Substitutes

  • 6Svanberg
  • 11Sema
  • 12Johnsson
  • 13Svensson
  • 14Helander
  • 15Isak
  • 16Tankovic
  • 17Gagliolo
  • 18Jansson
  • 19Andersson
  • 21Kulusevski
  • 23Nordfeldt
Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaniaAway TeamSweden
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Romania 0, Sweden 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Romania 0, Sweden 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Florinel Coman (Romania).

  4. Post update

    Pierre Bengtsson (Sweden) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adrian Rus (Romania).

  6. Post update

    Emil Forsberg (Sweden) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ionut Nedelcearu (Romania).

  8. Post update

    Alexander Isak (Sweden) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Romania. Conceded by Robin Olsen.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vasile Mogos (Romania) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ianis Hagi.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ianis Hagi (Romania) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by George Puscas.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Denis Alibec (Romania) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Florinel Coman.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ionut Nedelcearu (Romania).

  14. Post update

    Alexander Isak (Sweden) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Sweden. Alexander Isak replaces Marcus Berg because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Florinel Coman (Romania) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Denis Alibec.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Romania. Denis Alibec replaces Nicolae Stanciu.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Nicusor Bancu.

  19. Post update

    Albin Ekdal (Sweden) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Mikael Lustig following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Adrian Rus.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England76013362718
2Czech Rep75021310315
3Kosovo73221312111
4Montenegro8035322-193
5Bulgaria7034517-123

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine76101521319
2Portugal74212061414
3Serbia74121515013
4Luxembourg7115714-74
5Lithuania8017525-201

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark74302251715
2Switzerland7421135814
3R. of Ireland733164212
4Georgia8224711-48
5Gibraltar7007225-230

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain97202652123
2Sweden95312091118
3Romania94231710714
4Norway93511710714
5Faroe Islands9108427-233
6Malta9108225-233

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel83231515011
6Latvia8008227-250

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France97112361722
2Turkey96211631320
3Iceland95131210216
4Albania94141612413
5Andorra9117318-154
6Moldova9108324-213

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy99002832527
2Finland9603158718
3Greece93241013-311
4Armenia93151316-310
5Bos-Herze93151717010
6Liechtenstein9027228-262
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