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Azerbaijan allow Norway no way through

Published: Friday 12 June 2015, 22.38CET
Norway 0-0 Azerbaijan
Norway missed the chance to close on Croatia and Italy in Group H as Azerbaijan ended a run of five consecutive away defeats

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Match statistics

NorwayAzerbaijan

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48
Total attempts16
 
13
on target3
 
3
off target9
 
6
blocked4
 
4
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
11

Standings

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Published: Friday 12 June 2015, 22.38CET

Azerbaijan allow Norway no way through

Norway 0-0 Azerbaijan
Norway missed the chance to close on Croatia and Italy in Group H as Azerbaijan ended a run of five consecutive away defeats

Norway held by Azerbaijan despite hitting post in closing stages
Group H third-placed Norway remain two points behind Italy and four off leaders Croatia
Next games: Bulgaria v Norway, Azerbaijan v Croatia (3 September)

Norway missed a chance to make up ground on Croatia and Italy in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H as they were held 0-0 by Azerbaijan in Oslo.

Robert Prosinečki's Azerbaijan kept Norway at bay in the first half, Alexander Søderlund – starting for the first time in this campaign – going closest as he had a goal ruled out for offside and also heading narrowly off target. There was little joy for Norway in the second half either, as they replaced Søderlund with Magnus Eikrem, his first competitive appearance since October 2013, and he quickly produced an angled shot just above the bar.

Adama Diomande was also sent on by coach Per-Mathias Høgmo and he was excellently denied at his feet by Azerbaijan goalkeeper Kamran Agayev. Norway came closest with four minutes left when Even Hovland nodded substitute Pål André Helland's cross against the post and Agayev saved from Diomande again at the death.

Ultimately there was no way through for the Norwegians, who were also frustrated 0-0 at the Ullevaal stadium by Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday. Norway are now only two points ahead of fourth-placed Bulgaria; with victory, Høgmo's side could have moved level with Italy, who drew in Croatia. Azerbaijan ended a run of five consecutive away defeats but remain in fifth.

Last updated: 14/06/15 0.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013952/postmatch/report/index.html#norway+kept

Lineups

Norway

Norway

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

12
NylandØrjan Nyland (GK)
1
K. AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
2
HøgliTom Høgli
2
GarayevGara Garayev
3
HovlandEven Hovland
5
MedvedevMaksim Medvedev
6
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
6
HüseynovBadavi Hüseynov
7
KingJoshua King
Substitution79
11
R. GurbanovRuslan Gurbanov
Substitution81
8
JohansenStefan Johansen
13
NazarovDmitri Nazarov
Substitution90+3
9
SøderlundAlexander Søderlund
Substitution68
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
11
ØdegaardMartin Ødegaard
16
J. HüseynovJavid Hüseynov
14
ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred (C)
Substitution52
21
DashdemirovArif Dashdemirov
Yellow Card45
21
ForrenVegard Forren
22
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov

Substitutes

1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
23
A. MammadovAgil Mammadov (GK)
22
André HansenAndré Hansen (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
4
HagenSteffen Hagen
3
MirzabekovMagomed Mirzabekov
5
TetteyAlexander Tettey
4
PashayevPavlo Pashayev
10
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
7
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
13
DiomandeAdama Diomande
Substitution79
8
JafarovElnur Jafarov
16
HedenstadVegar Hedenstad
9
KurbanovMagomed Kurbanov
Substitution90+3
17
LinnesMartin Linnes
10
Elvin MammadovElvin Mammadov
18
NielsenHåvard Nielsen
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
19
Wolff EikremMagnus Wolff Eikrem
Substitution68
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution81
20
HellandPål André Helland
Substitution52
18
DiniyevJoshgun Diniyev
23
KonradsenAnders Konradsen
20
TaghiyevJavid Taghiyev

Coach

Per-Mathias Høgmo (NOR) Robert Prosinečki (CRO)

Referee

Pawel Gil (POL)

Assistant referees

Konrad Sapela (POL), Marcin Borkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Radosław Siejka (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Bartosz Frankowski (POL), Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution