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UEFA Europa League

  • August 9, 2013
  • • 01:45
  • • Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
  • Referee: S. Gözübüyük
  • • Attendance: 11538

Swansea City win Aggregate 4 - 0

Malmo - Swansea Preview: Laudrup's side on verge of Europa League play-offs

Malmo - Swansea Preview: Laudrup's side on verge of Europa League play-offs

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Coming into the game with a 4-0 aggregate lead after a superb debut in the competition last week at the Liberty Stadium, the Welsh outfit have one foot in the next round



Albornoz, Johansson, Helander, Ricardinho
Hamad, Friberg, Forsberg, Halsti
Rantie, Eriksson

Rangel, Flores, Williams, Taylor
De Guzman, Canas
Dyer, Michu, Routledge

Central defender Erik Johansson returns from a foot injury to provide a boost at the back for Malmo, whilst the preferred striking duo of Magnus Eriksson and Tokelo Rantie should feature after each netted on Sunday in domestic play.

Swansea will miss Pablo Hernandez and summer signing Jonjo Shelvey through a groin injury and illness respectively, with second-choice goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel in with a chance of playing with the Welsh side 4-0 up on aggregate.

Michael Laudrup will likely deploy burgeoning dynamic partnership Michu and Wilfried Bony up front after a fine showing in the first leg and with the opening Premier League drawing near, while Chico Flores should be fit to start in defence.

  • Malmo last reached the play-off round of a European competition in the 2011-12 Champions League campaign, only to fall 4-3 on aggregate to Dinamo Zagreb.
  • Michu had yet to feature in continental competition despite prior to last Wednesday's demolition of the 16-time Allsvenskan champions, scoring on his European debut.
  • Malmo have lost just 10 times in their last 51 competitive fixtures across all competitions, averaging 1.8 goals scored and 1.1 goals conceded per match.
  • Michael Laudrup's side features only two players not hailing from Uefa member countries, Ivorian Bony and South Korea international Ki Sung-Yeung
  • Malmo hitmen Tokelo Rantie and Magnus Eriksson each rank in the top 10 of the Allsvenskan scoring charts having bagged seven league goals to date with 18 matches played.


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UEFA Europa League ‎(EL)‎ Aug 9, 2013 Malmo FF 0 - Swansea City 0
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UEFA Europa League ‎(EL)‎ Aug 2, 2013 Swansea City 4 - Malmo FF 0
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Available Squads
-Johan DahlinGoalkeeper
-Miiko AlbornozDefender
-Pontus Sven Gustav JanssonDefender
31Filip HelanderDefender
20Ricardo Ferreira da SilvaDefender
17Erik FribergMidfielder
11Jiloan HamadMidfielder
-Erdal RakipMidfielder
-Emil ForsbergMidfielder
-Pawel CibickiMidfielder
-M. ErikssonStriker
-Robin OlsenGoalkeeper
-Erik JohanssonDefender
-Pa Momodou KonateDefender
6Markus HalstiDefender
-Tokelo Anthony RantieStriker
-Petar PetrovicStriker
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
3Neil TaylorDefender
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
20Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
21José CañasStriker
29Ashley RichardsMidfielder
10Wilfried BonyStriker
1Michel VormGoalkeeper
22Ángel RangelDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
4Sung-Yong KiMidfielder
Players to Watch
Tokelo Anthony Rantie
Tokelo Anthony Rantie
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Editor's Prediction
Malmo 0

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