Marienlyst - Drammen 10/09/2013 - 17:00CET (17:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 8

Norway - FYR Macedonia
2-1
 

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Norway hold off FYROM to gain first win

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 19.48CET
Norway 2-1 FYROM
Alexander Groven and Mushaga Bakenga got the goals for the hosts as Tor Ole Skullerud's side picked up their first points in Group 8.
by Håkon Monssen
from Marienlyst Stadion
Norway hold off FYROM to gain first win
Mushaga Bakenga (left) got Norway's second from the spot ©Alvin Holm, Moss FK
 

Match statistics

Norway
FYROM

2

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

11

6

on target

2

3

off target

9

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

5

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

1

16

Fouls committed

11

9

Fouls suffered

16

Lineups

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:55 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 19.48CET

Norway hold off FYROM to gain first win

Norway 2-1 FYROM
Alexander Groven and Mushaga Bakenga got the goals for the hosts as Tor Ole Skullerud's side picked up their first points in Group 8.

Norway bounced back from Thursday's heavy defeat to Portugal to get their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign off the ground with a win against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The 2013 semi-finalists got off to a grim start with a 5-1 loss to Portugal in Barcelos, but first half goals from Alexander Groven and Mushaga Bakenga were enough to see them past the visitors, who played for over an hour with ten men.

The hosts got off to a flying start as left-back Groven met a pull back from Fredrik Ulvestad to drill in a sweet opener. Things got even better for the Norwegians when Aleksandar Damchevski brought down Bakenga in the area – the defender was shown a red card, and the forward picked himself up to slot in the penalty on 24 minutes.

Norway dominated the ten men and substitute Gustav Wikheim struck the woodwork, but Boban Babunski's side sniffed a comeback when Boban Nikolov's free-kick squeezed into the net on 72 minutes. However, FYROM could not find the equaliser as the hosts closed things out with a minimum of fuss.

Last updated: 10/10/13 23.05CET

Related information

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011533/postmatch/report/index.html#norway+hold+fyrom

 
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