Sweden 3-0 Scotland KO 7.00pm
Full time: Sweden 3-0 Scotland
Ouch. After an encouraging start to the Levein era when Scotland beat Czech Republic, the new manager has come back down to earth with a bump. Sweden fully deserved their comprehensive victory and probably feel they could have had more. They used the ball better, reacted quicker and were certainly more solid at the back. Scotland need to improve quickly to get their Euro 2012 campaign off to a good start next month.
An experimental Scotland side failed to click and despite the withdrawals the players on show could have put in a better shift. The defence in particular looked short of the quality and organisation required for international level and the ball players in midfield will all admit they play better for their clubs on a regular basis. Nobody said it would be easy to improve Scotland but levein now has a month to sort things out before the competitive games start.
90 mins Toivonen tries his luck with a rasping shot from outside the box and that looks like it will be the last chance of the evening.
87 mins I said earlier that Robson had been Scotland's pick of a poor bunch. McGregor has actually impressed as well on his return. The scoreline could have been humiliating if he wasn't sharp tonight.
86 mins Not much happening now. Sweden appear happy to take the 3-0 and the changes have made a difference.
82 mins The Boyd-Iwelumo partnership is allowing Scotland to be a little more direct but Sweden look unruffled and don't look like conceding.
80 mins A fantastic save by McGregor from Wilhelmsson prevents another Sweden goal. Too easy for Sweden to get through yet again.
78 mins Johan Elmander comes off for Marcus Berg. Chris Iwelumo comes on for Barry Robson. Robson has probably been Scotland' sbest performer tonight but that isn't saying much.
75 mins Another change. Kirk Broadfoot replaced by Steven Whittaker.
74 mins The amount of space Sweden have been afforded in wide areas has been a huge problem. I can't recall any attacks coming through the middle but every time they work the ball out to the touchline they cause Scotland problems.
72 mins Sweden substitution: Anders Svensson off, Oscar Wendt on.
70 mins Another chance for Scotland when Garry Kenneth wins a back post header from a Robson corner but the box is packed and a Sweden boot finds the ball first.
69 mins A Sweden break sees them three on three with the Scotland defence. Elmander takes the ball on the left but is greedy and has a pop from distance that goes high and wide. A return ball to the onrushing Toivonen would have been the better option and would have put Scotland in real danger of conceding a fourth.
67 mins Scotland's best chance so far. A clever lofted ball from Darren Fletcher finds Boyd in space and his first time shot from eight yards forces Isaksson to save with his legs.
66 mins Sweden have the Scotland defence at sixes and sevens again and Toivonen is close to getting on the end of a low cross.
64 mins More changes. Goalscorer Bajrami comes off and is replaced by Christian Wilhemsson for Sweden. Scotland bring on Kris Boyd for Steven Fletcher. Charlie Adam is replaced by James Morrison.
62 mins Scotland win a corner and Robson's inswinger is headed behind by Sweden.The second corner is played short to McFadden, whose cross is tipped over by Isaksson. The third is cleared and Robson gives away a free-kick when challenging for the loose ball. He gives the ref an earful and is rewarded with a yellow card.
60 mins Sweden are enjoying far too much freedom down Scotland's right hand side. Another passing move sets up Elmander for a snap shot that McGregor does well to hold.
58 mins All three goals conceded have been very soft and there is a danger of Sweden scoring more if the defence doesn't tighten up. The good news though: Ibrahimovic is leaving the field, being replaced by Tobias Hysen.
56 mins GOAL Ola Toivonen heads in to make it 3-0 Sweden.
Scotland are spectators as Sweden play the ball around the edge of the box. It looks as if the ball has gone out of play and behind for a goal kick but Scotland switch off and pay the price when a cross is met by the head of Toivonen and put past McGregor. A poor decision by the linesman but Scotland should have done so much better.
54 mins Scotland substitution: Scott Robertson earns his second cap, replacing Kevin Thomson.
53 mins A good passing move sees Scotland work the ball out to Robson but his high ball into the box is more hopeful than accurate and is easily headed clear.
51 mins Olof Mellberg, of all people, tries his luck from 25 yards and the ball clips the top of the bar with McGregor beaten.
48 mins Adam should have had a free-kick after he beats Elmander and is hauled back. Cynical by the Swede.
46 mins Encouraging start for Scotland. McFadden plays Wallace in on the overlap and he does Larsson for pace before playing a low cross in . It is cleared but makeshift full-back Larsson didn't look too hot there.
No changes for Scotland as the second half gets underway.
Kim Kallstrom and Sebastian Larsson on for Sweden. Mikael Lustig and Pontus Wernbloom coming off.
Half-time: Sweden 2-0 Scotland
Very disappointing so far. Sweden walked their way through to set up an easy goal for Ibrahimovic after just four minutes. Scotland struggled to settle and the experimental defence was shaky throughout. There were encouraging signs in Steven Fletcher's movement up front and Barry Robson's performance on the right wing but the midfield need to sort out who is tracking back when. Sweden's second goal, where Bajrami was first to a hopeful ball, got a shot away and was then free to net the rebound was far too cheap at this level. Lessons to be learned but still frustrating to see. It may be only a friendly but an improved second half show is needed to approach the qualifiers with optimism.
44 mins Levein has a lot of work to do at half-time. It looks like he set out to try a solid formation for away qualifiers but Scotland have been easily undone at the back.
40 mins It isn't easy to take positives from this so far. The defence look like strangers to each other and the midfield is not dropping back effectively. Charlie Adam undoubtedly has a fine left foot, range of passing and shot but he has to sharpen up a little to make an impact at international level.
38 mins GOAL Emir Bajrami doubles Sweden's lead.
Famous last words. Just when Scotland look to be getting a foothold, Sweden are given far too much space and punish them again. Attacking down Scotland's right, Bajrami fires in a left-foot shot from the adge of the box. McGregor does well to block the initial shot but the rebound falls to the same man and with his right foot this time he lifts it over the defence and into the top corner. Nobody tracking back from midfield and everyone far too slow to react.
36 mins Scotland have settled now and the match has an even ebb and flow to it. Sweden look the more dangerous but Scotland are better organised anad a bit more comfortable when they have the ball than they were in the early moments of the game.
34 mins Maybe the Swedes had been warned about Robson. He takes a free-kick from wide on Scotland's right that swings in with pace and forces Isaksson to make an instinctive save. If any Scotland player had managed to get a touch it would have been in.
33 mins Johan Elmander goes in the book for a tackle on Barry Robson that isn't nasty but is a little dangerous. Robson must wonder what he has done to upset Sweden when he is clattered by Majstorovic seconds later.
30 mins Sweden may not have the same number of world class players they enjoyed in the past but Toivonen, who came up from the Under-21s, looks like a real prospect. He has popped up in dangerous positions consistently so far and isn't afraid to shoot from distance.
28 mins Nearly an equaliser. Steven Fletcher holds the ball up and then lets McFadden carry it past his marker to delicver a cross that Andreas Isaksson drops. Charlie Adam nearly pokes it in but his finish is blocked and Sweden get off the hook.
25 mins Great play by McFadden as he comes back to defend and carries the ball from deep in the corner past two players before laying it off. It is played in to Charlie Adam who is way to slow to react and is easily dispossessed.
24 mins Corner for Sweden now. Garry Kenneth gets a head on it but Sweden then get two further chances to put the ball in the box before it is properly cleared.
22 mins Corner for Scotland after a dangerous pass from Thomson. It is headed clear but Broadfoot goes in on the keeper with his boot up and sees a yellow card for his trouble. The Swedish players did not look to friendly after that challenge.
20 mins A Sweden free-kick is successfully defended and Scotland break quickly. Steven Fletcher races down the left channel with the ball but opts to shoot from distance rather than wait for support. The shot goes wide but there is encouragement in the fact that Sweden left themselves open to the counter.
18 mins Toivonen is being given too much space in midfield and breaking forward to support Ibrahimovic and Elmander. One of the central midfield three needs to pick up his runs.
16 mins I'm being optimistic and remembering how Czech Republic outplayed us in the last friendly but Scotland still found enough to win. Levein's side are looking slightly better now with Lee Wallace keen to push on from left-back when he can. It is only a slight improvement though.
13 mins It is all Sweden so far. Scotland can't seem to get their foot on the ball and the defence is being put under pressure time and time again.
9 mins Scotland press on and Robson hustles Safari but Sweden break forward. McGregor blocks a shot from Toivonen but has to react quickly when Elmander gets a shot away from the rebound. Real problems at the back for Scotland that need to be sorted quickly if they aren't to fall further behind.
8 mins Another warning for Scotland. Ibrahimovic is offside after drifting right but again there was a lot of space being left by the back line. Scotland need a little spell of possession to settle here.
6 mins Sweden on the attack again. Scotland look a bit disorganised at the back. It isn't surprising given that the back four haven't played together before but there were some basic errors that could easily have been avoided.
4 mins GOAL Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes it 1-0 Sweden.
A slick passing move up the right wing sees Sweden move the ball quickly forward. There isn't much resistance when the ball is cut across the box and Ibrahimovic is unmarked and sidefoots home the simplest of finishes. That's a very poor goal to lose.
2 mins Robson is out wide right and shows the thinking behind that move by cutting back onto his left foot and putting in a good delivery that Steven Fletcher gets his head on but can't direct goalward.
1 mins Scotland get us started but put the ball out of play. Sweden immediately on the front foot. I do hope this is a competitive friendly so we can learn something.
6.59pm Sweden wearing a natty blue shirt tonight rather than their traditional yellow home kit. Scotland get to wear their eye-catching new yellow away jersey. Darren Fletcher captains Scotland tonight and "enigmatic" striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic dons the armband for the Swedes.
6.58pm The anthems are underway and a small but vocal Scotland support is ensuring Flower of Scotland can be heard by all.
6.56pm The general concensus seems to be that this will be a 4-5-1 formation with Robson and McFadden on the flanks. It may be that way when we don't have the ball but it does offer a lot of flexibility. I expect to see McFadden in particular push up behind Steven Fletcher when the opportunity presents itself.
6.55pm Scotland team : Allan McGregor; Kirk Broadfoot, Garry Kenneth, Christophe Berra, Lee Wallace; Barry Robson, Darren Fletcher, Kevin Thomson, Charlie Adam, James McFadden; Steven Fletcher.
Sweden team: Andreas Isaksson; Mikael Lustig, Olof Mellberg, Daniel Majstorovic, Behrang Safari; Anders Svensson Pontus Wernbloom; Johan Elmander, Ola Toivonen, Emir Bajrami; Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
6.53pm Evening all. Welcome to STV Sport's coverage of Sweden v Scotland. After the disappointment of watching a World Cup without the national team it is time to look ahead to Euro 2012. Tonight's friendly is Craig Levein's last chance to try out players and tactics before our opening qualifier away in Lithuania and against Sweden his side should get a good test. Kick-off is just minutes away and the team news is coming right up.