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Magic Isak inspires Sweden to a 2-0 victory over Greece thanks to his magic ability

Magic Isak inspires Sweden to a 2-0 victory over Greece thanks to his magic ability

Alexander Isak scored a penalty that was converted by Emil Forsberg before scoring as Sweden defeated Greece 2-0 on Tuesday to move up to the top of World Cup qualifying Group B on 15 points, two points ahead of Spain with two games left to play.

Giorgos Masouras scored an early winner for the Swedes but he was ruled out for offside and hit a post while Vangelis Pavlidis fired off the crossbar shortly before the break.

Konstantinos Mavropanos felled Isak in the box and Forsberg hit the resulting spot kick low to the left for his second penalty in two games.

Isak added the second in the 69th minute, exploiting a cautious Greek defence to latch onto keeper Robin Olsen's long ball before circling the player and calmly chipping the ball home.

In the 86th minute, Greece were down to 10 men when Pantelis Hatzidiakos was shown a second yellow card, stifling out any chance they might have had of regaining their momentum.

The Swedes are away to Georgia on Nov. 11, while the Spaniards take on Greece in Athens before the group leaders meet three days later.

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