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Moen the man for Norway

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2005, 20.04CET
Moldova 1-3 Norway Petter Vaagan Moen puts Norway ahead late on as they secure three vital points.
Published: Tuesday 29 March 2005, 20.04CET

Moen the man for Norway

Moldova 1-3 Norway Petter Vaagan Moen puts Norway ahead late on as they secure three vital points.

A dramatic finish ensured Norway kept up their resurgence in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying today.

Second-half action
Norway had started their Group 5 campaign with two defeats but have now gone three games unbeaten following this success at the Dinamo stadium in Chisinau. Lars Iver Strand broke the deadlock in the 54th minute and, for a long time, it appeared that would be good enough for all three points.

Moen decisive
However, Moldova equalised through Igor Picustac in the 81st minute, a goal that looked like making it five points from five matches for both teams. However, Ham-Kam Fotball midfield player Petter Vaagan Moen struck a superb goal in the 84th minute before Bjørn Helge Riise - brother of Liverpool FC's John Arne - completed the victory in the dying sconds.

On the up
Norway move up to second place - enough for a play-off berth - but are still eight points adrift of leaders Italy. However, they are now three points clear of Moldova and one point ahead of Belarus, who denied Slovenia a chance to return to the runners-up position today with a 4-1 win in Ljubljana.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.32CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Norway

Norway

1
PaiuşMihail Paiuş (GK)
1
LarsenJan Larsen (GK)
2
BordianVitalie Bordian (C)
Yellow Card15
2
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg
3
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
3
OnstadKristian Onstad (C)
Yellow Card23
4
BulgaruSemion Bulgaru
4
GabrielsenAlexander Gabrielsen
5
OnicaAlexandru Onica
Yellow Card18
5
EriksenLars-Kristian Eriksen
6
Se. NamascoSerghei Namasco
6
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Goal90
7
ŢîgîrlaşIgor Ţîgîrlaş
Substitution76
7
HæstadKristofer Hæstad
8
JosanNicolae Josan
8
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
9
CalincovDenis Calincov
Yellow Card87
9
BertelsenTronderik Bertelsen
Substitution75
10
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
Yellow Card72
10
StrandLars Iver Strand
Goal54
Yellow Card59
Substitution79
11
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
Substitution72
11
HoåsØyvind Hoås

Substitutes

12
NegaiAndrian Negai (GK)
12
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
13
SoltaniciIgor Soltanici
13
HøgliTom Høgli
14
CebotaruEugeniu Cebotaru
14
DahlChristoffer Dahl
15
PicuşciacIgor Picuşciac
Substitution72
Goal81
15
HamoudMounir Hamoud
16
PorfireanuAndrei Porfireanu
16
HaugerHenning Hauger
Substitution79
17
SecrieruAndrei Secrieru
17
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
Substitution75
Goal83
18
JapalauSergei Japalau
Substitution76
18
MyklebustMagnus Myklebust

Coach

Igor Oprea (MDA) Hallvar Thoresen (NOR)

Referee

Merab Malaguradze (GEO)

Assistant referees

Mamuka Elikashvili (GEO), Zurab Jvaridze (GEO)

Fourth official

Aleksandr Shilakadze (GEO)

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