Despite an anonymous performance in Lisbon, Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident Sweden can turn around its 1-0 deficit heading into the second game of its two-game World Cup playoff against Portugal. A late header from Cristiano Ronaldo was enough to give the Portguese a slight advantage heading into Tuesday’s second-leg at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. The winner of the series qualifies for the 2014 World Cup.
"We've got the measure of them now, and that's an advantage," the Paris Saint-Germain striker said after the game. "It's the last game before the World Cup now. We're usually spoiled when it comes to support from the people. Now it's just a case of standing behind us and supporting us so we can go in and do our best.”
Portugal goalscorer Ronaldo admitted it will be tough in Stockholm. "It's going to be a complicated match, we have the minimum 1-0 advantage and we know it might not be enough but I have hope," he said. We will try and score a goal there and if we do that it will make their task very difficult because they need three goals."