League leaders AIK squandered its chance to distance itself from second-place IFK Göteborg when it played to a scoreless draw with third-place Elfsborg. AIK went into the match with a three-point edge. When the final whistle sounded, AIK finished 0-0 in Borås while Göteborg, behind a pair of goals from Stefan Selakovic, beat GAIS 2-0 to close the gap to just one point.
The two teams meet Nov. 1 in the final match of the season at Gamla Ullevi, Göteborg’s home field
“We’re looking forward to a showdown match here against AIK,” Selakovic said, “but it’s just as important that we keep winning. We can’t let up.”
Each team has three matches before their season-ending clash in November. Göteborg has just one match before meeting AIK while Gnaget are home twice before travelling to Gamla Ullevi. AIK is tied with Malmö for the best road record, picking up 22 points in 13 road matches. IFK has lost in six of its 13 road matches but is 11-2-0 at home,
“All we can do is go out and do our job,” said IFK co-coach Stefan Rehn. “It’s great that we are right there at the top, but we still have a job to do before we play AIK. Anything can still happen.”