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Ruthless Israel lay down marker in Norway

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 19.45CET
Norway 1-3 Israel
Michael Nees's men showed a ruthless streak in Drammen, punishing two first-half errors from the hosts as they gained momentum in Group 8.
by Jukka Malm
from Drammen
Ruthless Israel lay down marker in Norway
Munas Dabbur put in an impressive display as Israel won in Norway ©IFA

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Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 19.45CET

Ruthless Israel lay down marker in Norway

Norway 1-3 Israel
Michael Nees's men showed a ruthless streak in Drammen, punishing two first-half errors from the hosts as they gained momentum in Group 8.

Israel caught the eye in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 with a 3-1 victory against Norway in Drammen.

It was a disappointing night for the home team, who had taken a 12th-minute lead through Etzaz Hussain. Two errors had been punished by a ruthless Israel side by half-time, before Amir Agajev added a late third to put the result beyond doubt.

Optimism was high that Norway would secure their second win of the campaign, and the omens looked good when they scored from their first real attack, Hussain providing a neat finish on the turn.

But Trond Nordsteien's charges surrendered the impetus on 29 minutes when goalkeeper Sondre Rossbach misjudged a kick. Munas Dabbur was the unintended recipient, and the Israel forward showed composure to lob back over the unfortunate custodian and restore parity.

Rossbach's day went from bad to worse seven minutes before the interval; the keeper's hesitation to meet Dabbur's cross into the danger zone proved fatal as Gil Itzhak pounced to wrest the initiative for Michael Nees's men.

Israel controlled the second period, recycling possession well and restricting Norway to very little in attack. The game was up for the frustrated hosts on 85 minutes when Agajev appeared to have all the time in the world to steady himself and clip over Rossbach. Israel move onto six points from three Group 8 outings, with Norway stuck on three from four matches.

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.36CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011537/postmatch/report/index.html#israel+ease+past+norway

Lineups

Norway

Norway

Israel

Israel

12
RossbachSondre Rossbach (GK)
1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
4
ValsvikGustav Valsvik
2
TchalisherOmer Tchalisher
7
WikheimGustav Wikheim
3
Ben ShimonAmir Ben Shimon
10
BakengaMushaga Bakenga (C)
Substitution74
4
GotlibEdi Gotlib (C)
11
NielsenHåvard Nielsen
5
VahabaBen Vahaba
14
MikalsenSimen Kind Mikalsen
7
AzamAhed Azam
Yellow Card45+1
15
DureKevin Dure
Yellow Card87
8
MizrachiOfir Mizrachi
Yellow Card47
Substitution90+3
16
SelnæsOle Selnæs
Substitution74
10
DabburMunas Dabbur
Goal29
19
DaehliMats Møller Daehli
11
ItzhakGil Itzhak
Goal38
Substitution83
20
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Goal12
17
AltmanOmri Altman
Substitution60
22
Landu-LanduChristian Landu-Landu
21
KehatRoi Kehat

Substitutes

23
FalchAslak Falch (GK)
18
StrausRam Straus (GK)
2
HaraldseidKristoffer Haraldseid
6
ZnaoLotem Nir Znao
Substitution90+3
3
BjørnbakMartin Bjørnbak
9
AgajevAmir Agajev
Substitution60
Goal85
6
SvenssonJonas Svensson
Substitution74
12
HassanYarin Hassan
17
GulbrandsenFredrik Gulbrandsen
Substitution74
19
SebaDia Seba
18
RashaniElbasan Rashani
20
AtzilyOmer Atzily
Substitution83
21
ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
22
KhatabObaida Khatab

Coach

Trond Nordsteien (NOR) Michael Nees (GER)

Referee

Aleksei Eskov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS), Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)

Fourth official

Viacheslav Kharlamov (RUS)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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