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Delibašic double inspires emphatic win

Published: Saturday 15 November 2003
Serbia-Montenegro 5-1 Norway Andrija Delibašic scores twice as the home side all but seal their finals place.

Match statistics

Serbia and MontenegroNorway

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Saturday 15 November 2003

Delibašic double inspires emphatic win

Serbia-Montenegro 5-1 Norway Andrija Delibašic scores twice as the home side all but seal their finals place.

By Aleksandar Boskovic in Belgrade

Serbia and Montenegro moved to within touching distance of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship after an emphatic 5-1 victory against Norway in Belgrade in the first leg of the play-off for the final tournament.

Four-goal cushion
The result gave the home side a sizeable advantage to defend in the second leg, which will be played in Brammen in Norway on Tuesday 18 November.

Ideal start
Serbia and Montenegro made the perfect start, taking the lead in the second minute as Igor Matic's corner was met by Nemanja Vidic, and the defender opened the scoring from seven metres.

Disljenkovic denies Pedersen
Despite the early setback, Norway were undeterred and largely controlled the next ten minutes, and might have drawn level in the tenth minute. Morten Gamst Pedersen founded himself with only Vladimir Disljenkovic to beat, but the Serbo-Montenegrin goalkeeper produced a brilliant save to keep his side in front.

Headed second
Four minutes later it was 2-0, as Danko Lazovic's cross found Andrija Delibašic inside the penalty area, and the striker doubled his side's advantage with his head. The second goal visibly deflated the visitors, who struggled to find a way back into the match, with lone striker Azar Karadas frequently isolated up front. 

Two for Delibašic
Serbia and Montenegro took a three-goal lead six minutes before the interval, Delibašic converting Milos Krasic's pass with a low shot. The visitors might have scored a potentially crucial away goal on the stroke of half-time, but Disljenkovic was well-placed to save Pal Steffen Andersen's header.

Krasic on target
It was 4-0 two minutes after the restart as defender Dragan Stancic burst forward before finding Krasic, and the midfield player scored from the edge of the penalty area. Norway did reduce the deficit five minutes before the hour, Trond Ludvigsen finding himself with time and space inside the penalty area to convert André Hanssen's pass.

Late fifth
However, the home side remained largely in control, and might have restored their four-goal cushion through Delibašic, but Norwegian goalkeeper Per Morten Kristiansen denied the FK Partizan striker his hat-trick. The home side were not to be denied, however, and scored a fifth with nine minutes left as Marjan Markovic found Delibašic, who unselfishly crossed for Radomir Dalovic to head in from close range and put Serbia and Montenegro firmly in control of the tie.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.53CET

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Lineups

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro

Norway

Norway

1
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
1
KristiansenPer Morten Kristiansen (GK)
2
StančićDragan Stančić
Yellow Card5
2
K. PaulsenKristoffer Paulsen
3
MijailovićNikola Mijailović
3
MuriAndré Muri
4
MarićMiloš Marić
4
AndersenPål Steffen Andersen
5
JokićDjordje Jokić
5
BertelsenTronderik Bertelsen
6
VidićNemanja Vidić
Goal2
6
LudvigsenTrond Fredrik Ludvigsen
Goal55
Substitution79
7
LazovićDanko Lazović
Yellow Card45
Substitution51
7
GashiArdian Gashi
8
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Goal47
Substitution60
8
TronsethAre Tronseth
Substitution46
9
DelibašićAndrija Delibašić
Goal14
Yellow Card30
Goal39
Substitution82
9
HanssenAndré Hanssen
10
MarkovićMarjan Marković (C)
Yellow Card63
10
KaradasAzar Karadas (C)
11
MatićIgor Matić
11
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
BogunovicDejan Bogunovic (GK)
12
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
13
PekovićMitar Peković
Substitution82
14
BrenneSimen Brenne
Substitution46
Yellow Card53
17
DjordjevićSlavoljub Djordjević
Substitution60
15
HoffEspen Hoff
Substitution79
18
DjalovićRadomir Djalović
Substitution51
Goal80
18
YstaasKristian Ystaas
Substitution46
14
PetrovicBranimir Petrovic
13
OnstadKristian Onstad
15
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
16
SamuelsenJone Samuelsen
16
NeziriBojan Neziri
17
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg

Coach

Vladimir Petrović (SRB) Per-Mathias Høgmo (NOR)

Referee

Bernhard Brugger (AUT)

Assistant referees

Norbert Schwab (AUT), Christian Struz (AUT)

Fourth official

Louis Hofmann (AUT)

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