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Norway break hearts in Azerbaijan

Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 17.20CET
Azerbaijan 0-2 Norway
Goals on the break from Markus Henriksen and Torgeir Borven were enough for the visitors to maintain their perfect Group 8 record.
by Abbas Zahidi
from Dalga Stadium
Norway break hearts in Azerbaijan
Norway took the three points in Baku ©UEFA.com
Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 17.20CET

Norway break hearts in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 0-2 Norway
Goals on the break from Markus Henriksen and Torgeir Borven were enough for the visitors to maintain their perfect Group 8 record.

Markus Henriksen and Torgeir Borven struck to give Norway a 2-0 win in Baku and leave Azerbaijan without a point after three UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 8 games.

Azerbaijan looked to be the more comfortable side on the ball but Per Joar Hansen's side proved to be deadly on the counterattack. After 21 minutes, Henriksen beat Salahat Aghayev in the Azeri goal after cutting in from the left wing, with Tural Isgandarov drawing a decent save from Eirik Holmen Johansen in response.

While Azerbaijan kept the pressure up after the interval, they created few clear-cut chances and were finally undone two minutes into added time, when substitute Borven latched on to a ball from the right to make it 2-0.

Norway meet England in their next game in Drammen on 10 October, with Belgium visiting Baku on the same day.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.18CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Norway

Norway

1
AghayevSalahat Aghayev (GK)
Yellow Card62
12
JohansenEirik Holmen Johansen (GK)
2
QarayevQara Qarayev
2
HedenstadVegar Hedenstad
4
GuseynovBadavi Guseynov
4
RogneThomas Rogne (C)
5
MammadovNovruz Mammadov
5
StrandbergStefan Strandberg
6
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov (C)
6
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
8
MustafayevEmin Mustafayev
Yellow Card41
7
SinghHarmeet Singh
10
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
8
HenriksenMarkus Henriksen
Goal21
15
GuluzadeAmit Guluzade
Substitution76
9
KastratiFlamur Kastrati
Substitution74
16
TaghizadeRuslan Taghizade
14
Våge NielsenJoakim Våge Nielsen
Yellow Card54
17
ÖzkaraCihan Özkara
Substitution58
15
KonradssenAnders Konradssen
Yellow Card68
23
IsgandarovTural Isgandarov
17
PedersenMarcus Pedersen
Substitution81

Substitutes

12
UmarovOsman Umarov (GK)
1
KristiansenAnders Kristiansen (GK)
9
GurbanovRuslan Gurbanov
Substitution58
3
HammerJørgen Hammer
11
NurahmadovKamil Nurahmadov
10
BorvenTorgeir Borven
Substitution81
Goal90+2
14
R. AbbasovRustam Abbasov
11
de LanlayYann-Erik de Lanlay
19
JafarguliyevEmin Jafarguliyev
Substitution76
13
Semb BergeFredrik Semb Berge
20
MiriliAsif Mirili
16
BerishaValon Berisha
Substitution74
21
Z. GuliyevZahid Guliyev
18
JohansenRemi Johansen

Coach

Bernhard Lippert (GER) Per Joar Hansen (NOR)

Referee

Arnold Hunter (NIR)

Assistant referees

Paul Munn (NIR), Thomas Fairfield (NIR)

Fourth official

Raymond Crangle (NIR)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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