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Lundekvam milestone lifts Norway

Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET
Norway 2-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina Claus Lundekvam scores his country's 1000th goal as Norway win again.

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NorwayBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET

Lundekvam milestone lifts Norway

Norway 2-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina Claus Lundekvam scores his country's 1000th goal as Norway win again.

Norway scored their 1000th international goal as they overcame Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 at the Ullevål Stadium in Oslo in their EURO 2004™ Group 2 qualifying encounter.

Lundekvam milestone
Southampton FC defender Claus Lundekvam was the man responsible for the milestone, but the goal was far from a classic, as he bundled the ball home with his stomach on seven minutes.

Metres out
The opportunity came after Henning Berg headed down a John Arne Riise corner, which found its way to Lundekvam only a matter of metres out. Norway had put significant pressure on the visitors from the start, but dropped down a gear after the goal.

Riise scores
The game exploded back into life with Norway’s second strike. Ole Gunnar Solskjær chipped a free-kick to Riise who fired a hard, low shot into the bottom right-hand corner. Norway now had the game in a stranglehold, and upped the pressure up to half-time, winning a flurry of corners. The second half continued in the same vein, and Erik Bakke nearly added to the lead with a fine curling shot on 53 minutes.

Just one chance
Bosnia were restricted to just one good chance in the whole game. Bosnian substitute Mujcin let fly from inside the box but Norway keeper Frode Olsen, until this moment barely involved, somehow saved the ball while sitting on the ground.

Closing stages
Solskjær had a fantastic volley cleared eight minutes later, and spurned a further chance in the closing stages. John Carew also went close at the death, but the scoreline remained 2-0 – largely thanks to the heroics of the Bosnian goalkeeper.

Sour note
The game ended on something of a sour note, as the referee was forced to call the game off with a minute remaining after Bosnian fans hurled fireworks on to the pitch. The match was restarted after the smoke had cleared, and Norway took their position at the top of the Group.

Icing on the cake
"This was the icing on the cake in a good week," said Norway coach Nils Johan Semb, whose side won 1-0 in Romania on Saturday. "We showed excellent spirit, denied them breaks and were very well organized."

Last updated: 17/10/02 0.59CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
OlsenFrode Olsen
1
ToljaAlmir Tolja
2
BergdølmoAndré Bergdølmo
2
BosnjakSpomenko Bosnjak
Substitution65
3
LundekvamClaus Lundekvam
Goal7
3
PapacSaša Papac
Yellow Card45
4
BergHenning Berg
4
HibicMirsad Hibic
5
BasmaChrister Basma
5
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović
6
IversenSteffen Iversen
6
KonjicMuhamed Konjic
7
Trond AndersenTrond Andersen
Substitution90
7
MusićVedin Musić
8
LeonhardsenØyvind Leonhardsen
Substitution65
8
ŠabićNermin Šabić
Substitution57
9
BakkeEirik Bakke
9
GrujićVladan Grujić
10
SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
Substitution90
10
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
Yellow Card67
Substitution84
11
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
Goal27
11
BaljićElvir Baljić

Substitutes

12
HoltanErik Holtan
12
HasagićKenan Hasagić
15
Svindal LarsenTommy Svindal Larsen
Substitution90
13
MiskovicNenad Miskovic
Substitution84
17
CarewJohn Carew
Substitution65
Yellow Card69
14
MujčinEdin Mujčin
Substitution65
18
RushfeldtSigurd Rushfeldt
Substitution90
18
HuricJasmin Huric
Substitution57
13
KahPa-Modou Kah
15
HotaAlmedin Hota
14
HoftunErik Hoftun
16
KrunićBranislav Krunić
16
WinsnesFredrik Winsnes
17
AlihodzicHaris Alihodzic

Coach

Nils Johan Semb (NOR) Blaz Sliškovic (SRB)

Referee

Michal Benes (CZE)

Assistant referees

Evzen Amler (CZE), Jiri Vodicka (CZE)

Fourth official

Lubomir Pucek (CZE)

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