CELTIC defender Mikael Lustig was Sweden’s matchwinner in their narrow 1-0 triumph over 10-man Luxembourg in their World Cup qualifier last night.
The Parkhead right-back struck to give his nation their first victory in five outings.
Lustig showed marvellous composure in the 58th minute when he volleyed in Marcus Berg’s lay-off from a left-wing corner-kick.
It needed something special to beat inspired home keeper Anthony Moris who kept his country with a series of excellent saves including fine stops to deny Emil Forsberg, Martin Olsson and Berg.
But the Swedes’ pressure finally paid off two minutes from the hour mark when Lustig netted his second goal of the season.
Luxembourg’s Kevin Malget was sent off late on after catching Andreas Granqvist in the face with his arm.
Former Hoops loan striker John Guidetti started the tie, but was replaced in the 71st minute.