Reigning world champions Spain and five-time FIFA World Cup winners Brazil were the big losers in Wednesday’s international friendlies, going down to Italy and Germany respectively.
Tobias Hysen hit a late winner as IFK Gothenburg beat derby rivals GAIS 2-1 to rise to sixth in the Allsvenskan.
The Allsvenska title hopefuls were left to rue two points dropped after their home draw with Halmstad, who had enjoyed a two-goal interval lead.
Former Sunderland midfielder Tobias Hysen was the hero as Gothenburg claimed top spot thanks to a 2-0 home victory over Hammarby.
IFK Gothenburg moved back to within a point of leaders AIK after defeating Elfsborg 4-0, as Kalmar and Hacken also cruised to victories.