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Kwoeme keeps Norway in hunt for second spot

Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 19.55CET
Azerbaijan 0-1 Norway
The visitors moved level on points with second-placed Israel in Group 8 thanks to Ohi Kwoeme's goal six minutes from time.
by Teymur Maksutov
from Bayil stadium
Kwoeme keeps Norway in hunt for second spot
Norway are third in Group 8 ©UEFA.com

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Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 19.55CET

Kwoeme keeps Norway in hunt for second spot

Azerbaijan 0-1 Norway
The visitors moved level on points with second-placed Israel in Group 8 thanks to Ohi Kwoeme's goal six minutes from time.

Ohi Kwoeme struck six minutes from time as Norway edged Azerbaijan 1-0 in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8.

Although the away side were pure and precise with their passing, Azerbaijan posed a greater threat in the opening half. The pendulum swung in favour of Norway after the interval, however, and they eventually shattered their opponents' resistance courtesy of Lillestrøm SK midfielder Kwoeme. The result sent Leif Gunnar Smerud's side level on points with second-placed Israel, although they have played two games more.

The best of Azerbaijan's chances fell to striker Agabala Ramazanov, who struck a post as he bore down on goal following a fine solo run. Bernhard Lippert's charges then paid a high price for their profligacy on 84 minutes as Daniel Berntsen raced down the right and provided the perfect cross for Kwoeme to tap in.

"We played well and created a few chances," said Kwoeme. "We had a lot of the ball but couldn't score. I was very happy with the performance. They tired as the match went on and I was delighted to score. They're a very strong side."

Last updated: 04/06/15 7.32CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Norway

Norway

1
PopovichAndriy Popovich (GK)
1
FalchAslak Falch (GK)
2
GarayevGara Garayev
3
GabrielsenRuben Gabrielsen
3
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev (C)
4
GrønnerJonas Grønner (C)
Yellow Card90+4
5
YunuszadäElvin Yunuszadä
Substitution46
5
GrøgaardThomas Grøgaard
8
TashkinIlter Tashkin
7
UlvestadFredrik Ulvestad
Yellow Card57
9
RamazanovAgabala Ramazanov
8
BerntsenDaniel Berntsen
10
AbatsiyevAbdulla Abatsiyev
9
Veton BerishaVeton Berisha
Substitution76
11
EyubovRashad Eyubov
10
ZahidGhayas Zahid
Substitution55
16
TaghizadeRuslan Taghizade
13
RønningMartin Rønning
21
MasimovSamir Masimov
Substitution64
15
ØdegårdMagnar Ødegård
23
IsayevMagsad Isayev
Substitution69
16
ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi

Substitutes

22
MagomedaliyevShakhrudin Magomedaliyev (GK)
12
RossbachSondre Rossbach (GK)
7
E. AbdullayevElshan Abdullayev
Substitution64
6
Landu-LanduChristian Landu-Landu
14
KurbanovMagomed Kurbanov
14
LundemoMarius Lundemo
Substitution88
15
SalahliAzer Salahli
Substitution69
17
RashaniElbasan Rashani
Substitution55
Substitution88
17
HajiyevRahman Hajiyev
18
Ohi KwoemeOhi Kwoeme
Substitution76
Goal84
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
20
HasanalizadaBakhtiyar Hasanalizada
Substitution46

Coach

Bernhard Lippert (GER) Leif Gunnar Smerud (NOR)

Referee

Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR), Serhiy Bekker (UKR)

Fourth official

Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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