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Striker Robert Lewandowski, midfielder Leon Goretzka and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer — all rested against Bremer — are set to return against Hertha, the only club to have lost both their opening Bundesliga games.
Sweden will likely play Ukraine in the last 16 after pipping Spain to first place, with Slovakia exiting alongside Poland following a crushing 5-0 defeat in Seville.
A point in their final game against Poland at the Krestovsky Stadium on Wednesday would be enough to be sure of a top-two finish in the group.
During the four and half years Ibrahimovic was away, Sweden established a new identity and better team ethic. Play no longer went through one individual.
They came out on top at the Friends Arena just outside Stockholm thanks to goals from Emil Forsberg, Marcus Danielson and Marcus Berg.
Forsberg has signed a three-year extension to his existing deal. He was part of the Leipzig squad promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016 and that reached the Champions League semi-finals last season.
German Cup: Borussia Dortmund rout Holstein Kiel sans Erling Haaland to book finale against RB Leipzig
Haaland, suffering from a thigh injury, watched from the stands at Signal Iduna Park as Giovanni Reyna started the rout with the first two goals to help put Dortmund in the final
RB Leipzig face either Borussia Dortmund or Holstein Kiel, who knocked out Bayern Munich, in the final on 13 May.
Julian Nagelsmann's Leipzig trimmed Bayern's lead at the top to seven points with three games left. The Bundesliga takes a break next weekend forcing Bayern to wait for another chance to clinch the title.
Ibrahimovic’s initial aim is to play for Sweden at the continent-wide European Championship starting in June but looming further in the distance is the World Cup in Qatar that takes place in November and December 2022 — when he will be 41.
Bundesliga: Erling Haaland scores yet again as Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen; RB Leipzig win big against Schalke
Erling Haaland scored yet again to help Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 2-0, and RB Leipzig followed by routing Schalke 5-0 to keep the pressure on Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich.
Bundesliga: RB Leipzig hold Bayern Munich; Paco Alcacer's brace helps Borussia Dortmund thump Bayer Leverkusen
RB Leipzig survived a first half onslaught and equalised through an Emil Forsberg penalty to frustrate Bayern and fuel hopes of a three-horse title race.
Bundesliga: Timo Werner nets hattrick as RB Leipzig climb to top of the table with win over Borussia Moenchengladbach
Timo Werner scored a hattrick as RB Leipzig won 3-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach to move top of the fledgeling Bundesliga table.
DFB-Pokal: Scandinavian duo Emil Forsberg, Yussuf Poulsen team up to fire RB Leipzig to first-ever German Cup final
RB Leipzig's Scandinavian duo Emil Forsberg and Yussuf Poulsen teamed up on Tuesday to fire their team to a first-ever German Cup final with a 3-1 win at Hamburg.
Bundesliga: Willi Orban nets brace as RB Leipzig hand Thomas Doll a losing start as new Hanover 96 manager
RB Leipzig stayed in touch with the Bundesliga's top three with a 3-0 win at strugglers Hanover 96 as Thomas Doll lost his first game in charge.
Bundesliga: Emil Forsberg helps RB Leipzig eke out a point against Eintracht Frankfurt; Bayer Leverkusen finally win
After a determined start to the second half, Leipzig were rewarded when Forsberg equalised from the penalty spot on 54 minutes after his cross had been handled by Filip Kostic.
Bundesliga: Emil Forsberg to stay at RB Leipzig says coach Ralf Rangnick despite interest from AS Roma, AC Milan
With Naby Keita now at Liverpool, Forsberg is expected to be Leipzig's chief playmaker this season in their bid to break Bayern Munich's stranglehold on the Bundesliga.
FIFA World Cup 2018: England do enough to get past Sweden and make semis, but are yet to be tested in Russia
England are still a long way away from being contenders and look like an untested team who have made the semi-finals due to a series of fortunate events.
Sweden beat Switzerland, England edge past Colombia in dramatic penalty shootout to enter quarter-finals
Here are best moments from Wednesday's Round of 16matches that saw Sweden and England through to quarter-finals
FIFA World Cup 2018: Emil Forsberg underlines his importance to Sweden with impressive display against fumbling Switzerland
Forsberg might not act the team’s big dog like the retired Zlatan Ibrahimovic but in his first World Cup finals, the midfielder has carried Sweden further than Ibrahimovic had ever done in his illustrious career.