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Iversen goal takes Norway second

Published: Saturday 8 September 2007, 23.30CET
Moldova 0-1 Norway Steffen Iversen struck with a header four minutes into the second half in Chisinau as Norway climbed two places in qualifying Group C.
Iversen goal takes Norway second
Steffen Iversen scored for Norway ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MoldovaNorway

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners5
 
5
Fouls committed10
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 8 September 2007, 23.30CET

Iversen goal takes Norway second

Moldova 0-1 Norway Steffen Iversen struck with a header four minutes into the second half in Chisinau as Norway climbed two places in qualifying Group C.

Steffen Iversen struck four minutes into the second half as Norway secured a victory against Moldova in Chisinau which boosted their bid to qualify for UEFA EURO 2008™.

Greece on top
The win pushed the Scandinavians into second place in Group C, two points behind European champions Greece, as they leapfrogged Bosnia-Herzegovina – beaten in Hungary – and Turkey who drew in Malta but have a game in hand. The top two meet in Oslo on Wednesday, when the Bosnians and Turkish are at home to Moldova and Hungary respectively.

Carew chances
After a sedate opening, a header from John Carew, saved by Moldova goalkeeper Serghei Pascenco, signalled the visitors' intent. Two other England-based Norwegians, Morten Gamst Pedersen and John Arne Riise, then went close before Carew of Aston Villa FC twice spurned chances to give Norway a half-time advantage.

Iversen goal
Åge Hareide's side went ahead early in the second half, however, when Martin Andresen crossed from the right wing for Iversen who found the top corner with a header from five metres. Norway lost Kjetil Wæhler to injury on 66 minutes, and Moldova's Ghenadie Olexic was also forced off in the 78th. Three minutes later Serghei Lascencov was denied from the edge of the area by Norway goalkeeper Håkon Opdal to leave Moldova bottom of the group with just two points to show from eight games.

Last updated: 08/09/07 23.15CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Norway

Norway

1
PaşcencoSerghei Paşcenco (GK)
23
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
4
OlexicGhenadie Olexic
Substitution78
34
StorbækJarl André Storbæk
5
RebejaRadu Rebeja (C)
25
WaehlerKjetil Waehler
Substitution66
2
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
3
LaşcencovSerghei Laşcencov
6
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
9
BordianVitalie Bordian
21
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
7
ZmeuDenis Zmeu
Substitution65
19
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
6
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Goal48
Substitution68
10
BugaevIgor Bugaev
10
CarewJohn Carew
11
FrunzăViorel Frunză
Yellow Card67
11
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen

Substitutes

12
CalanceaNicolae Calancea (GK)
33
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
16
Se. NamascoSerghei Namasco
13
KippeFrode Kippe
17
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
43
RisethVidar Riseth
Substitution66
18
JosanNicolae Josan
18
BjørkøyJohn Anders Bjørkøy
14
RogaciovSerghei Rogaciov
Substitution78
41
TetteyAlexander Tettey
15
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
26
BraatenDaniel Braaten
21
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
Substitution65
32
HelstadThorstein Helstad
Substitution68

Coach

Igor Dobrovolski (RUS) Åge Hareide (NOR)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Konrad Sapela (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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