Sweden thrashed Luxembourg 8-nil on Saturday to put themselves within touching distance of a World Cup ticket.
France remain top of their group by a point following a 1-nil win over Bulgaria, but the Swedes can pip them to the automatic qualifying spot should they drop points against Belarus on Tuesday.
Sweden only need a draw against Netherlands to secure a place in the play-offs, but it remains to be seen if Celtic defender Mikael Lustig will be on hand to help them against the Dutch.
The right-back went off the pitch right after scoring the 5th goal against Luxembourg, and it appears he might have aggravated a calf knock that had prevented him from training earlier in the week.
Lustig was solid for the one hour duration he spent on the pitch, giving the minnows, that had drawn France last month, no chance.
His performance and injury were both a delight and concern for fans on Twitter.
Mikael Lustig is the best right back in the world.
— Dawe (@DaweVucko) October 7, 2017
Mikael Lustig scored Sweden’s 5th goal vs Luxembourg today. How did he celebrate? Running straight to the bench and subbing out @El_HDH
— Spoopy Stopspot (@ElStopSpot) October 7, 2017
? An injured Mikael Lustig scoring before being subbed off pic.twitter.com/rPsBpKkoZN
— Read Celtic (@ReadCeltic) October 7, 2017
What a goal by Mikael Lustig! Sweden has 5-0 against Luxembourg ??? #WCQ
— Nina Maria Norlund (@NinaNorlund) October 7, 2017
Has mikael lustig just injured himself ?? #sweden
— Tam ?? (@tamthebhoy6788) October 7, 2017