2018 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Ola Toivonen (39')
  • Oscar Hiljemark (45')
  • Victor Lindelöf (58')

Sweden keep clean sheet in win over Bulgaria

Goals from Ola Toivonen, Oscar Hiljemark and Victor Lindelof steered Sweden to a 3-0 home victory over Bulgaria in World Cup European Qualifying Group A.

The Swedes grabbed the lead in the 39th minute when Emil Forsberg's cross went via Marcus Berg and Bulgaria defender Aleksandar Aleksandrov to Toivonen, who blasted in.

Moments after Ivelin Popov squandered a great chance to equalise by shooting wide, Hiljemark made it 2-0 in the 45th minute with a fine right-foot finish.

And Lindelof then hooked home in the 58th to seal a win that sees Sweden move up to second in the group, level on seven points from three games with leaders France. Bulgaria, who have now lost twice in two matches under boss Petar Hubchev, stay fourth.