Emil Forsberg, Christoffer Nyman, Marcus Berg and Andreas Granqvist net to rocket Sweden to the top of the Group A standings
Goals from Emil Forsberg, Christoffer Nyman, Marcus Berg and Andreas Granqvist capped off the 4-0 win at the Borisov Arena.
Nyman scores past goalkeeper Sergei Chernik
Sweden now have 16 points in Group A
Sweden entered the fixture on the bounce of a shock 3-2 defeat to Bulgaria, but Janne Anderson’s side managed to refind their form tonight.
Three points for the visitors has shot them to the top of the Group A standings with 16 points from seven games. However, favourites France also have 16 points with a game in hand.
Belarus remain just one point above Luxembourg at the bottom with five points.
Forsberg opened the scoring at the Borisov Arena with a right-footed effort from close range, assisted by Mikael Lustig.
Nyman doubled his sides tally just six minutes after the opener with a strike from the centre of the box that rocketed into the top right corner.
Forsberg narrowly missed the chance to make it three after he rattled the woodwork with a 35-yard free-kick.
Belarus chief Igor Kriushenko shouts instructions to his struggling side
Goalscorers Berg and Nyman celebrate at Borisov Arena
Janne Andersson’s side made it three with a sweet strike from Marcus Berg following an assist from Forsberg.
Sweden went into half-time boasting a three goal advantage over Igor Kriushenko’s side.
Belarus had very few chances for glory throughout, with Sergei Balanovich tallying the best of a bad bunch. His right-footed strike from outside the box was close, but it flew narrowly over the woodwork.
Andersson instructs his club from the sidelines
In the dying stages of the game Forsberg managed to draw a foul in the penalty area. Defender Granqvist put the game to bed with a strike into the bottom right corner from the spot.
Belarus were unable to muster a comeback, so it’s back to the drawing board for Kriushenko.
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