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Riise wrecks Italian run

Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.54CET
Norway 1-0 Italy Bjørn Helge Riise's late winner destroys the holders' 100 per cent record.
Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.54CET

Riise wrecks Italian run

Norway 1-0 Italy Bjørn Helge Riise's late winner destroys the holders' 100 per cent record.

By Eivind Aarre

A Bjørn Helge Riise goal on 78 minutes ensured UEFA European Under-21 Championship title-holders Italy saw their perfect record in qualifying Group 5 disappeared as Norway strengthened their hold on the second play-off place.

Riise winner
Norway, who had lost their opening fixture in this group 2-0 in Italy, were the better team in a match low on chances. Riise - brother of Liverpool winger John Arne Riise - took his chance following a cross from the right by Morten Morisbak Skjønsberg to prod the ball in.

'Bonus points'
Italy, whose lead over Norway is now five points, go to Scotland on 2 September. Today's victors visit Slovenia the same day, and coach Hallvar Thoresen said: "The boys worked really hard, and got their reward. I regard these three points as bonus points, for I can't see Italy dropping many more points."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.29CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Italy

Italy

1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
2
EriksenLars-Kristian Eriksen
Substitution46
2
MottaMarco Motta
3
OnstadKristian Onstad
3
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza
4
SteenslidBørre Steenslid
4
PiccoloFelice Piccolo
Yellow Card46
5
BertelsenTronderik Bertelsen
5
MantovaniAndrea Mantovani
6
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Goal78
6
DonadelMarco Donadel (C)
7
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
7
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Substitution63
8
GrindheimChristian Grindheim (C)
8
PaganoBiagio Pagano
9
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
9
BianchiRolando Bianchi
10
StrandLars Iver Strand
Substitution66
10
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
Substitution73
11
MyklebustMagnus Myklebust
Substitution78
11
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Yellow Card34

Substitutes

12
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
12
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
13
GabrielsenAlexander Gabrielsen
13
CapelliDaniele Capelli
14
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg
Substitution46
Yellow Card69
14
MarcheseGiovanni Marchese
15
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
15
LazzariAndrea Lazzari
16
PoljacBranimir Poljac
Substitution78
16
LovisoMassimo Loviso
Substitution73
17
HaugerHenning Hauger
Substitution66
17
ManniniDaniele Mannini
18
HamoudMounir Hamoud
18
PepeSimone Pepe
Substitution63

Coach

Hallvar Thoresen (NOR) Claudio Gentile (ITA)

Referee

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Assistant referees

Jean-Philippe Lannoy (BEL), Edgard Van Der Boer (BEL)

Fourth official

Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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