Sweden 2 – Russia 0
It’s been a brilliant 2018 for both Sweden and Russia.
Both nations defied expectations at the 2018 World Cup as they reached the quarter-finals.
On Tuesday night in the UEFA Nations League, Sweden claimed all the plaudits after a 2-0 win.
The victory ensured that Sweden won their group above Russia.
Man United’s Victor Lindelof broke the deadlock
Man United fans have been concerned about centre-half Victor Lindelof during the international break.
This season Lindelof has established himself as a mainstay in Jose Mourinho’s side alongside Chris Smalling.
Moreover, the Man United defender was recently crowned the 2018 Swedish footballer of the year.
However, in a recent match against Turkey, Lindelof went off at halftime.
Happily Lindelof was able to start against the Russians, and the defender found the target just before the break.
The ball fell kindly to the Man United defender following a corner, and Lindelof hit the target with a clinical strike.
Sweden wrapped up the win thanks to Marcus Berg’s goal in the 72nd minute.
How Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated Victor Lindelof’s goal
Following the match, Victor Lindelof and Zlatan Ibrahimovic shared some banter on social media.
The Man United defender shouted out Zlatan with a GIF of his goal.
Lindelof told Ibra to “watch out”.
— Victor Lindelöf (@vlindelof) November 20, 2018
Zlatan soon replied with a message of celebration: “I told you its easy! Lets (go)!”
I told you its easy!
Lets goo https://t.co/2hWEZB09XG
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 21, 2018
Victor Lindelof on Instagram