Match statistics

NorwayItaly

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners9
 
6
Fouls committed15
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Both teams have progressed to the semi-finals after a dramatic draw. Norway seemed to have snatched pole position with Stefan Strandberg's late penalty, but an improvised finish from Andrea Bertolacci in added time earned the Azzurrini a point and, ultimately, top spot.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Bertolacci (Italy) scores!
    Delirium here for the men in blue as they level and retake pole position in Group A. Andrea Bertolacci hooks a dropping ball over the stranded goalkeeper and Stefan Strandberg on the line to equalise dramatically.
  • 90+3
    Gabbiadini (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+3
    Konradsen (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Regini (Italy).
  • 90+1
    Henriksen (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gabbiadini (Italy).
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Donati (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 90+1
    Donati (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kastrati (Norway).
  • Goal
    90
    Strandberg (Norway) scores from the penalty spot.
    Norway's captain Stefan Strandberg steps up confidently and rolls the ball past Francesco Bardi's reach into the bottom-left corner. His first competitive goal at this level sends Norway top of Group A.
  • 88
    Caldirola (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Strandberg (Norway).
  • 88
    Hedenstad (Norway) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Caldirola (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 87
    Caldirola (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Konradsen (Norway).
  • 87
    Gabbiadini (Italy) misses the target.
    The low, fizzing shot initially has Arild Østbø scrambling, but the keeper leaves it when he realises it is a harmless effort.
  • 85
    Hedenstad (Norway) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Regini (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Valon Berisha (Norway).
  • 84
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
  • 83
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
  • 82
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
  • 80
    Gabbiadini (Italy) misses the target.
    Manolo Gabbiadini hits the free-kick himself, but sends it swinging over the angle of post and bar on the left side.
  • 80
    Gabbiadini (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Ibrahim (Norway) is shown a yellow card.
    Substitute Abdissalam Ibrahim becomes the second player to receive a caution this evening after bundling over Manolo Gabbiadini.
  • 79
    Ibrahim (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gabbiadini (Italy).
  • 78
    Kastrati (Norway) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 78
    Bertolacci (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Lanlay (Norway).
  • 77
    Valon Berisha (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Crimi (Italy).
  • 75
    Ibrahim (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Crimi (Italy).
  • Substitution
    74
    Ibrahim (in) - King (out) (Norway)
    Off comes Joshua King, who gave a dynamic and industrious performance up front for Norway, despite seeing little goalmouth action.
  • Substitution
    72
    Gabbiadini (in) - Destro (out) (Italy)
  • 71
    Paloschi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nordtveit (Norway).
  • 67
    Østbø (Norway) makes a save.
    Alessandro Florenzi shoots with the outside of his right boot, but does not catch it right and scuffs the shot into the keepers arms from just inside the box. A good lay-off by Alberto Paloschi, though.
  • 67
    Florenzi (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 67
    Henriksen (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bertolacci (Italy).
  • 66
    Østbø (Norway) makes a save.
  • 66
    Florenzi (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 65
    Hedenstad (Norway) misses the target.
    Francesco Bardi's fingertips are enough to divert a fiendishly powerful, if central, free-kick onto the crossbar and over.
  • 65
    Hedenstad (Norway) takes the free-kick.
  • 64
    Caldirola (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on King (Norway).
  • Substitution
    61
    Florenzi (in) - Rossi (out) (Italy)
  • 61
    Destro (Italy) misses the target.
    The chances continue to fall to Mattia Destro, who controls a pass just inside the area, uses his marker as a shield to block the goalkeeper's line of sight, but fires over the bar.
  • Substitution
    60
    Kastrati (in) - Nielsen (out) (Norway)
  • 60
    Nielsen (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Caldirola (Italy).
  • 58
    Destro (Italy) misses the target.
    With the goalkeeper committed and rounded, Mattia Destro curls a shot into the base of the side netting after being played clean through on goal. A huge chance.
  • 56
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
    The deep delivery is headed away.
  • 55
    Nielsen (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rossi (Italy).
  • Substitution
    54
    Strandberg (in) - Rogne (out) (Norway)
  • 53
    Sansone (Italy) delivers the corner.
    Arild Østbø comes for the cross but spills it, giving Italy a glimmer of a chance, but Østbø's team-mates come to his rescue and clear.
  • 52
    Henriksen (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Paloschi (Italy).
  • 51
    Sansone (Italy) misses the target.
    Nicola Sansone has been shooting on sight tonight, but is yet to really test the keeper. A rushed effort goes high and wide.
  • 51
    King (Norway) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 48
    Nordtveit (Norway) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Caldirola (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Berget (Norway).
  • 46
    Rossi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nielsen (Norway).
  • Substitution
    46
    Bertolacci (in) - Saponara (out) (Italy)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    The Azzurrini begin the second period, and will look to maintain the pressure they were applying at the end of the first.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    An intriguing first 45 comes to a close, with both teams going through as things stand. Two fine saves from Norway's Arild Østbø has kept his team level at the break as Italy began to come into their own.
  • 45+1
    Saponara (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    45+1
    Rogne (Norway) is booked.
  • 45+1
    Rogne (Norway) fouls.
  • 44
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
  • 43
    Sansone (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 43
    Østbø (Norway) makes a save.
    Arild Østbø makes a superb low save to his right, getting a strong paw to Mattia Destro's angled effort after some neat build-up play put the striker in on goal.
  • 43
    Destro (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 42
    Hedenstad (Norway) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sansone (Italy).
  • 42
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
    Again, Norway fail to get the ball deep enough into the area to cause Italy any real trouble.
  • 41
    Hedenstad (Norway) delivers the corner.
    The ball is thumped away at the near post.
  • 40
    Valon Berisha (Norway) misses the target.
    A glimpse of goal excites Valon Berisha, but his effort from distance is wayward, and bounces wide of the left post.
  • 37
    Nielsen (Norway) is penalised for a foul on Saponara (Italy).
  • 37
    Nordtveit (Norway) is flagged for offside.
  • 36
    Donati (Italy) misses the target.
  • 36
    Saponara (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Østbø (Norway) makes a save.
    Unable to react for Fausto Rossi's shot, this time the custodian shows his reflexes, tipping over a powerful header.
  • 35
    Caldirola (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 35
    Sansone (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Rossi (Italy) has a shot blocked.
    The ball drops invitingly for Fausto Rossi to shoot, but his effort is deflected, and narrowly falls past the left post of the stranded Norway keeper.
  • 35
    Destro (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 28
    Sansone (Italy) takes the corner.
    A third straight corner goes unexploited, and Norway can breathe again.
  • 28
    Saponara (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 27
    Caldirola (Italy) has a shot blocked.
    The head of Joshua King on defensive duty denies the header of Luca Caldirola.
  • 27
    Saponara (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 25
    Sansone (Italy) misses the target.
    Nicola Sansone sends an edge-of-the-area strike bending just past the right post after breaking in from the left flank.
  • 22
    King (Norway) is flagged for offside.
  • 20
    Sansone (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 18
    King (Norway) fouls.
  • 17
    Hedenstad (Norway) takes the corner.
  • 12
    Nielsen (Norway) is penalised for a foul on Saponara (Italy).
  • 11
    Østbø (Norway) makes a save.
    A smart burst down the right brings the first significant save for the Norway keeper, as Nicola Sansone cut inside and fired from distance. A straightforward catch.
  • 11
    Sansone (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 10
    Donati (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Nielsen (Norway).
  • 9
    Paloschi (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Nielsen (Norway).
  • 6
    Destro (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Nordtveit (Norway).
  • 4
    Crimi (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Nielsen (Norway).
  • 3
    Hedenstad (Norway) takes the corner.
    Giulio Donati shows pace and determination to keep up with Joshua King and makes an excellent slide tackle to concede the set-piece.
  • 2
    Crimi (Italy) is penalised for a foul on De Lanlay (Norway).
  • 1
    Hedenstad (Norway) is penalised for a foul on Saponara (Italy).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Dressed in their traditional red shirts, Norway kick off and go straight on the offensive, as they aim to secure their place in the semi-finals against already-qualified Italy.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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