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Stevanovič double rescues Slovenia

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.00CET
Slovenia 2-2 Norway The proverbial game of two halves saw a player from each side scoring twice.
by Martin Pavčnik
from Domzale
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.00CET

Stevanovič double rescues Slovenia

Slovenia 2-2 Norway The proverbial game of two halves saw a player from each side scoring twice.

Norway surrendered a two-goal lead at Sportni Park as Slovenia earned a 2-2 draw to keep alive their hopes of sealing a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Rivals slip
With Belarus having surprisingly lost to Moldova earlier in the day, a win for either side would have seen them claim a significant edge in the play-off stakes going into the final three games of the Group 5 campaign.

Sokolowski double
The visitors looked to be doing just that thanks to two first-half goals from Tomasz Sokolowski, the striker finding the net in the 12th and 34th minutes. With the Scandinavians heading towards a five-point advantage in the fight for second place, the game changed dramatically as Dalibor Stevanovič sparked a Slovenian revival.

Super Stevanovič
The midfielder reduced Norway's lead five minutes after the restart before missing an 86th-minute penalty. However, Stevanovič was not to be denied as he headed an equaliser with two minutes remaining. Norway stay second with eleven points from seven games, while Slovenia move level with Belarus two points further back. Italy top the pool.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.07CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Norway

Norway

1
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
Substitution46
1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
2
BrečkoMišo Brečko
2
EriksenLars-Kristian Eriksen
3
HadžičDamir Hadžič
3
OnstadKristian Onstad
Yellow Card87
4
MatičDarijan Matič
4
EngedalLars Martin Engedal
5
MörecMitja Mörec (C)
5
BertelsenTronderik Bertelsen
6
ŠulerMarko Šuler
6
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
7
ŽinkoLuka Žinko
Yellow Card72
7
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
8
JokićBojan Jokić
Substitution70
8
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
Goal12
Goal34
9
DedičZlatko Dedič
Substitution37
9
HaugerHenning Hauger
10
StevanovićDalibor Stevanović
Goal50
Goal88
10
StrandLars Iver Strand (C)
Substitution58
11
BirsaValter Birsa
11
MyklebustMagnus Myklebust
Substitution70

Substitutes

12
CelofigaSebastjan Celofiga (GK)
Substitution46
12
LarsenJan Larsen (GK)
13
R. BožičRok Božič
13
BertheussenEirik Bertheussen
14
PevecRobert Pevec
14
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg
15
BečiriErdžan Bečiri
15
DahlChristoffer Dahl
Substitution58
16
BožičičSaša Božičič
Substitution70
16
HoåsØyvind Hoås
17
BurgičMiran Burgič
Substitution37
17
OlsenTrond Olsen
18
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
18
PoljacBranimir Poljac
Substitution70

Coach

Branko Zupan (SVN) Hallvar Thoresen (NOR)

Referee

Sergiy Berezka (UKR)

Assistant referees

Sergiy Sobotyuk (UKR), Gennadiy Bych (UKR)

Fourth official

Oleg Oriekhov (UKR)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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