GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Two goals from Markus Allback, one after only 54 seconds, helped Sweden to a 3-1 win over Liechtenstein in a Euro 2008 Group F qualifier on Wednesday.
FC Copenhagen striker Allback scored his first from a volley when a Liechtenstein defender failed to clear, but Swedish fans had to wait until well into the second half for his second.
Liechtenstein had stunned the World Cup finalists by equalising after 27 minutes through Mario Frick.
On a slippery pitch and with Sweden showing little inspiration, Allback gave Sweden the lead again 20 minutes from time with a low shot.
Markus Rosenberg made the game safe two minutes from time when he followed up to score after Freddie Ljungberg's penalty had struck the crossbar.
Sweden, who have maximum points from their opening two games, were rocked in the build-up with coach Lars Lagerback sending striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defender Olof Mellberg and midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson home on Sunday for staying out late.
Sweden, who beat Latvia 1-0 on Saturday, next face Spain in Stockholm, while Liechtenstein take on Denmark in Vaduz.