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Iversen hands Vålerenga victory

Published: Tuesday 9 August 2005, 23.48CET
Vålerenga IF 1-0 Club Brugge KV Steffen Iversen's solitary effort means the visitors leave Oslo with it all to do.

Match statistics

VålerengaClub Brugge

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 9 August 2005, 23.48CET

Iversen hands Vålerenga victory

Vålerenga IF 1-0 Club Brugge KV Steffen Iversen's solitary effort means the visitors leave Oslo with it all to do.

A second-half goal from Steffen Iversen was enough to hand Vålerenga IF the advantage at the halfway stage of their UEFA Champions third qualifying round tie with Club Brugge KV.

Victory deserved
After nearly an hour of stalemate, Iversen scored to ensure a deserved win for the Norwegian side against the Belgian champions and they will travel for the second leg at the Jan Breydelstadion on 24 August in confident mood after managing not to concede an away goal.

Valgaren unlucky
The visiting side's best period in Oslo tonight was the opening phase of play and they came close to scoring when Joos Valgaeren headed a corner just over the home bar. However, Vålerenga were looking equally dangerous from set-pieces and were unlucky when Freddy Dos Santos headed an Ardian Gashi corner just over.

Maertens cautioned
The Norwegian side were growing in confidence and next it was Iversen's turn to head wide of the mark after getting on the end of a fine David Brocken cross. Club Brugge defender Birger Maertens then picked up a yellow card for a crude challenge on Christian Grindheim.

Fine goalkeeping
Vålerenga goalkeeper Árni Gautur Arason had to come to his side's rescue when he saved a 20-metre effort from Boško Balaban. Brocken, a Belgian, was having a superb game for Vålerenga and then his cross created another chance for Iversen whose header was safely gathered. As the first half came to an end the home side were well on top and Tore André Flo could have scored but his volley was deflected behind.

Good combination
Vålerenga started the second half as they had ended the first and dangerous raids from Brocken and Gashi came close to breaking the deadlock. The breakthrough finally came in the 56th minute when Iversen collected a pass from Kjetil Waehler and controlled it before scoring the opener.

Scorer denied
On 63 minutes Iversen went close again when he let fly from outside the penalty area but this time he missed the target. The visitors did their best to get back into the match but they were finding it difficult to break down the 2004 Norwegian runners-up, who were looking dangerous on the break.

Yellow card
Waehler struck the crossbar after 67 minutes after collecting a cross from Grindheim as the home team almost extended their lead. Club Brugge's Gert Verheyen picked up a yellow card for a foul on Gashi as frustrations began to boil over for the Belgian side, who will need to rediscover their coolness for the return.

Last updated: 10/08/05 10.24CET

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Lineups

vålerenga

Vålerenga

club brugge

Club Brugge

1
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
1
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK)
2
SkiriAmund Skiri
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
3
BrockenDavid Brocken
3
VermantSven Vermant
4
HolmThomas Holm
Yellow Card65
4
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
6
Dos SantosFreddy Dos Santos
5
KlukowskiMichael Klukowski
9
GashiArdian Gashi
6
ClementPhilippe Clement
16
IversenSteffen Iversen
Goal57
Yellow Card78
7
VerheyenGert Verheyen (C)
Yellow Card84
19
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Yellow Card52
8
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert
22
JohnsenRonny Johnsen
10
BalabanBoško Balaban
Substitution82
23
FloTore André Flo
Substitution74
18
LekoIvan Leko
24
WæhlerKjetil Wæhler (C)
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
Yellow Card26
Substitution77

Substitutes

30
BolthofØyvind Bolthof (GK)
23
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
5
MuriAndré Muri
9
IshiakuManasseh Ishiaku
Substitution77
7
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel
Substitution82
8
HosethMagne Hoseth
Substitution74
14
DuferGrégory Dufer
11
BerreMorten Berre
29
Van TornhoutDieter Van Tornhout
15
MathisenAlexander Mathisen
31
RoelandtsKevin Roelandts
10
IshizakiStefan Ishizaki
32
VanaudenaerdeGünther Vanaudenaerde

Coach

Kjetil Rekdal (NOR) Jan Ceulemans (BEL)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK), Jan Šuniar (SVK)

Fourth official

Mário Vlk (SVK)

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