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AIK vann – trots målvaktens jättetavla

AIK jublar efter Tom Strannegårds mål.
AIK jublar efter Tom Strannegårds mål. Foto: Per Danielsson/TT

AIK-målvakten Budimir Janosevic bjöd in Östersund med en jättetavla med dryga kvarten kvar att spela.

Men AIK höll ut och tog en efterlängtad 2–1-seger.

AIK har haft en tuff vecka med intensivt matchande. Förra måndagen spelade man 0–2 mot IFK Norrköping innan man tre dagar senare mötte ännu en toppkandidat – Malmö FF – i en match som slutade 1–1.

Måndagskvällens bortamatch mot Östersund innehöll med andra ord 90 viktiga minuter för att inte halka efter serieledande Djurgården alltför mycket.

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