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Norway snuff out Slovakia's hopes

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.54CET
Slovakia 1-4 Norway
Slovakia's hopes of qualifying were dashed with a result that took Norway off the bottom of Group 7.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from FC ViOn stadium
Norway snuff out Slovakia's hopes
Mohammed Fellah of Norway (left) competes with Róbert Pich of Slovakia ©Patrik Levický
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.54CET

Norway snuff out Slovakia's hopes

Slovakia 1-4 Norway
Slovakia's hopes of qualifying were dashed with a result that took Norway off the bottom of Group 7.

Slovakia's hopes of reaching the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals were dashed with a home defeat by Norway.

The 2-2 draw between third-placed Serbia and leaders Croatia on Saturday had ensured Slovakia would finish second in Group 7 but only the four best runners-up would progress to the play-offs. Had Slovakia won, they would have been one of that quartet but their loss leaves them out, while also meaning Norway avoided finishing bottom.

Things began to go wrong for Slovakia in the 20th minute when Fredrik Carlsen volleyed on a cross to Mohammed Fellah, whose shot was diverted past Martin Dúbravka by Tomáš Košút. Slovakia were down to ten men early in the second half when Michal Ďuriš received his second yellow card and five minutes later Magnus Lekven sent Fellah clear to double the lead.

With 14 minutes left Slovakia pulled one back, Jakub Sylvestr heading in Pavol Poliaček's cross from the right. But their hopes were finally dashed with two goals by Tarik Elyounoussi in the space of 60 seconds, the first from the edge of the box and the second a header from substitute Christer Kleiven's cross. The win took Norway into fourth ahead of Cyprus, beaten 3-1 by Serbia.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.40CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Norway

Norway

1
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
12
ØstbøArild Østbø (GK)
2
ČikošErik Čikoš
3
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit (C)
3
JánošíkPeter Jánošík
5
StrandbergStefan Strandberg
4
KošútTomáš Košút
6
LekvenMagnus Lekven
5
GergelRoman Gergel
Yellow Card55
7
SinghHarmeet Singh
6
ProcházkaRoman Procházka
8
FellahMohammed Fellah
Goal20
Goal55
Substitution72
7
KissFilip Kiss
Substitution87
11
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Goal83
Goal84
8
PichRóbert Pich
Substitution59
14
CarlsenFredrik Carlsen
Yellow Card34
Substitution77
9
SylvestrJakub Sylvestr
Goal76
17
KeitaMohammed Keita
Yellow Card80
Substitution87
10
GrendelErik Grendel (C)
Substitution63
20
NouriAmin Nouri
11
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Yellow Card29
Red Card49
21
Våge NielsenJoakim Våge Nielsen

Substitutes

12
ChudýMartin Chudý (GK)
1
StubhaugLars Stubhaug (GK)
13
BaranMartin Baran
9
ParrJonathan Parr
14
ŠulekPeter Šulek
10
StokkelienMads Stokkelien
15
KatonaPeter Katona
Substitution87
13
HovlandEven Hovland
16
PoliačekPavol Poliaček
Substitution63
15
KleivenChrister Kleiven
Substitution72
17
KuzmaMarek Kuzma
16
IbrahimAbdissalam Ibrahim
Substitution77
18
LačnýMiloš Lačný
Substitution59
19
Semb BergeFredrik Semb Berge
Substitution87

Coach

Boris Kitka (SVK) Tor Ole Skullerud (NOR)

Referee

Christof Virant (BEL)

Assistant referees

Yves De Neve (BEL), Tom Dens (BEL)

Fourth official

Philippe Flament (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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