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Portugal out to catch up with Norway

Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 1.00CET
Portugal will strip Norway of their three-point lead at the UEFA EURO 2012 Group H summit if they succeed in avenging their 1-0 defeat against Egil Olsen's men in September.
Portugal out to catch up with Norway
Portugal are looking to climb level on points with group leaders Norway ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

PortugalNorway

Goals scored27
 
10
Total attempts175
 
66
Attempts on target79
 
32
Attempts off target81
 
26
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
1
Corners81
 
39
Offsides25
 
15
Yellow cards12
 
12
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed125
 
95
Fouls suffered122
 
81
 
Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 1.00CET

Portugal out to catch up with Norway

Portugal will strip Norway of their three-point lead at the UEFA EURO 2012 Group H summit if they succeed in avenging their 1-0 defeat against Egil Olsen's men in September.

Portugal have the opportunity to wipe out Norway's advantage at the top of UEFA EURO 2012 Group H when the sides meet in Lisbon.

• Egil Olsen's Norway got the better of Portugal at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo on 7 September when Erik Huseklepp pounced on an error by goalkeeper Eduardo after 21 minutes.

• That remains Portugal's only defeat in Group H, while Norway are unbeaten after four qualifiers, and lead the second-ranked Portuguese by three points.

• Portugal's record in nine games against Norway reads W6 D2 L1 (W3 D1 L0 at home).

• The first, and biggest, of those Portugal victories was a 4-0 friendly success on 12 June 1966.

• Portugal won both matches 2-1 when the nations met in the preliminary round of the 1968 UEFA European Championship, Eusébio scoring twice in the first meeting in Oslo on 8 June 1967.

• Portugal did the double again in qualifying for the 1980 UEFA European Championship, prevailing 1-0 in Oslo and 3-1 in Lisbon.

• Norway's two draws with Portugal came in friendlies in 1993 (1-1) and 1994 (0-0). The teams' last encounter prior to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying was also a friendly, Portugal winning 1-0 in Oslo on 10 September 2003.

Last updated: 01/06/11 18.21CET

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