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Sulejmani hat-trick stuns Norway

Published: Sunday 15 November 2009, 13.40CET
Serbia 3-2 Norway
Miralem Sulejmani's hat-trick gave Serbia victory against Norway in a game which they trailed 2-0 and revived their Group 7 hopes.
Sulejmani hat-trick stuns Norway
Miralem Sulejmani struck a hat-trick ©Sportsfile
Published: Sunday 15 November 2009, 13.40CET

Sulejmani hat-trick stuns Norway

Serbia 3-2 Norway
Miralem Sulejmani's hat-trick gave Serbia victory against Norway in a game which they trailed 2-0 and revived their Group 7 hopes.

Miralem Sulejmani's hat-trick gave Serbia victory against Norway in a game where they had trailed 2-0 and revived their UEFA European Under-21 Championship chances.

Comeback
Vegard Forren and Tarik Elyounoussi had put Norway in control in Novi Sad but AFC Ajax's Sulejmani scored on 42, 52 and 72 minutes to ensure Serbia bounced back from last month's 3-1 loss in Croatia. Serbia now only trail their neighbours on head-to-head record and are a point adrift of Group 7 leaders Slovakia – with the top two having a game in hand that they will use when they meet in Zlate Moravce on Wednesday.

Norway in front
Norway, now six points adrift of Slovakia with only three fixtures remaining, looked on course to move above Serbia into third place when Forren turned in Harmet Singh's second-minute corner. Serbia goalkeeper Branislav Danilović made a good save from Mads Stokkelien but in the 34th minute was beaten again when Håvard Nordtveit's free-kick was flicked on by Thomas Rogne for Elyounoussi to double the lead.

Turnaround
There was hope for Serbia late in the half when Sulejmani, part of the 2009 finals squad in Sweden, claimed his first and he struck again seven minutes after the interval. The home side were nearly ahead when Danijel Aleksić turned Sulejmani's pass just over but four minutes later it was 3-2. Filip Djuričić found Sulejmani and from 20 metres out his shot sailed in over Andre Hansen in the Norway goal. Both teams have no more qualifiers until 11 August, when Serbia visit Slovakia and Norway are in Croatia.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.50CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Norway

Norway

12
DanilovićBranislav Danilović (GK)
1
HansenAndre Hansen (GK)
2
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
2
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
3
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
3
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
Yellow Card64
5
MatićNemanja Matić
Yellow Card44
4
ForrenVegard Forren
Goal2
6
GulanNikola Gulan
5
RogneThomas Rogne
8
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Yellow Card15
Substitution46
6
SinghHarmeet Singh
Yellow Card69
Substitution76
10
SulejmaniMiralem Sulejmani (C)
Goal42
Goal52
Goal72
Substitution86
7
JenssenRuben Yttergård Jenssen (C)
13
StevanovićSiniša Stevanović
Yellow Card11
10
ParrJonathan Parr
15
MilanovićMilan Milanović
11
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Goal34
17
AleksićDanijel Aleksić
17
StokkelienMads Stokkelien
Substitution76
18
LjajićAdem Ljajić
Substitution62
20
BørnfsenEspen Børnfsen
Substitution64

Substitutes

1
ŽivkovićŽivko Živković (GK)
12
LarsenFrode Larsen (GK)
4
SavićVujadin Savić
8
LekvenMagnus Lekven
Substitution76
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution86
9
KnudtzonErling Knudtzon
Substitution76
9
PerovićSlavko Perović
13
NouriAmin Nouri
Substitution64
11
TadićDušan Tadić
Substitution62
15
EikremMagnus Eikrem
14
BrežančićRajko Brežančić
16
KleivenChrister Kleiven
16
DjuričićFilip Djuričić
Substitution46
Yellow Card77
21
KhaliliAram Khalili

Coach

Ratomir Dujković (SRB) Øystein Gåre (NOR)

Referee

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Luca Maggiani (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

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