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Norway add to Portugal's woes

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.15CET
Norway 1-0 Portugal
Erik Huseklepp scored the only goal on 21 minutes as Egil Olsen's side upset the Group H favourites in Olso.
Norway add to Portugal's woes
Norway match-winner Erik Huseklepp skips through the challenges of Miguel Veloso and Ricardo Quaresma ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayPortugal

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts4
 
14
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
9
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Offsides1
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 23.15CET

Norway add to Portugal's woes

Norway 1-0 Portugal
Erik Huseklepp scored the only goal on 21 minutes as Egil Olsen's side upset the Group H favourites in Olso.

Erik Huseklepp pounced on an error by goalkeeper Eduardo to secure a famous win for Norway at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo and add to Portugal's early woes in Group H.

Portugal, the section favourites, drew 4-4 with Cyprus on Friday before this latest disappointment while Egil Olsen's side have got off to a dream start with maximum points from their first two outings following victory against Iceland. The only goal of this game came in the 21st minute when John Carew blocked a clearance from Eduardo and Huseklepp pounced on the loose ball before rolling it into the unguarded net.

Portugal had actually started brightest and worked an opening five minutes in, but Raul Meireles rushed his shot when put clean through by Tiago and fired over. Huseklepp's goal turned the momentum Norway's way and the home team enjoyed their best spell soon after, even if the Portuguese remained a threat with Manuel Fernandes and Ricardo Quaresma both going close in quick succession.

Portugal laid siege to the Norway goal at the start of the second half, but resolute defending restricted the visiting side to shots from distance. Hugo Almeida did put the ball in the Norway goal, but his effort was correctly ruled out for offside. With the clock ticking down Almeida was foiled by Jon Knudsen and Danny's shot cleared the crossbar narrowly as Norway held on. Olsen's men will hope to continue their winning start in Cyprus on 8 October when Portugal host Denmark.

Last updated: 08/09/10 0.53CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Portugal

Portugal

1
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
1
EduardoEduardo (GK)
2
HøgliTom Høgli
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
3
WæhlerKjetil Wæhler
Substitution28
5
Sílvio PereiraSílvio Pereira
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland (C)
6
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho (C)
7
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Yellow Card65
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution84
8
HaugerHenning Hauger
14
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
10
CarewJohn Carew
Substitution38
15
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
11
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Yellow Card62
13
RuudEspen Ruud
17
NaniNani
16
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Substitution86
18
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Yellow Card90+1
18
HusekleppErik Huseklepp
Goal21
19
TiagoTiago
Substitution72

Substitutes

12
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
12
BetoBeto (GK)
4
DemidovVadim Demidov
Substitution28
4
RolandoRolando
9
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution38
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
14
IversenSteffen Iversen
9
LiedsonLiedson
Substitution84
19
JenssenRuben Yttergård Jenssen
Substitution86
10
DannyDanny
Substitution72
20
HøilandJon Inge Høiland
11
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
21
BraatenDaniel Braaten
13
MiguelMiguel

Coach

Egil Olsen (NOR) Agostinho Oliveira (POR)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Duhamel (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Kalt (FRA)

Legend:

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