Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return for Sweden but it was not enough for victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro in Podgorica.
Coach Erik Hamren admitted in the build-up to the match that Ibrahimovic is not yet fully fit after a heel injury, but put him in the starting line-up regardless and it paid off when he opened the scoring after nine minutes.
But the Paris St Germain forward then missed a number of chances to double the lead, striking a post in the 72nd minute, and Sweden...
Austria moved clear at the top of the Group G standings in Euro 2016 qualifying as they edged out Montenegro 1-0 at home.
Rubin Okotie's first-half strike was all that separated the teams on the night in Vienna, but it was enough to send Austria two points clear with Russia being held by Moldova in Moscow.
While victory by a single goal hardly looked convincing, Austria dominated possession and were worthy winners against a team level on points with them before kick-off.
Austria wasted little time...
Liechtenstein held firm to deny Montenegro and earn a goalless draw at the Rheinpark Stadion, despite losing first-choice keeper Peter Jehle to injury in the second half.
After being thrashed 4-0 by Russia in their first Euro 2016 qualifying match, Liechtenstein were a much tougher nut to crack on Thursday night and had a number of chances to nick it themselves.
Montenegro will be kicking themselves for not putting their hosts to the sword, though, especially after Jehle had to be replaced in the...