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Efficient Norway oust Sweden

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 0.57CET
Sweden 1-3 Norway
Two goals late in the first half and a Cecilie Pedersen strike on the hour booked Norway a semi-final meeting with holders Germany.
by Paul Saffer
from Helsinki Football Stadium
Efficient Norway oust Sweden
Norway coach Bjarne Berntsen hugs Cecilie Pedersen after the substitute made it 3-0 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenNorway

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target22
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners13
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 0.57CET

Efficient Norway oust Sweden

Sweden 1-3 Norway
Two goals late in the first half and a Cecilie Pedersen strike on the hour booked Norway a semi-final meeting with holders Germany.

Norway stunned neighbours Sweden in the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ quarter-finals with an ultimately comfortable victory that sets up their second meeting of the competition with Germany at this same stadium on Monday.

Quickfire goals
Sweden had began the tournament, and indeed the knockout phase, as the side tipped to be the most likely to challenge Germany for the title but they conceded twice late in the first half, and again to substitute Cecilie Pedersen on the hour, to ensure Norway repeated their success in the 2005 semi-finals. At that stage this time around, they will hope to do better than their opening 4-0 group-stage loss to Germany, who also beat them in both their first match and the final four years ago.

Tight start
Although Sweden had looked masterful in winning Group C while Norway creeped through as one of the two best third-placed teams, a tight start was maybe inevitable between two sides who had already met twice in 2009 alone. It took 24 minutes for the first real chance to arrive with Nilla Fischer, replacing Lisa Dahlqvist in the Sweden midfield, having a long-distance shot tipped over by Ingrid Hjelmseth. Shortly afterwards, a corner was headed out to Kosovare Asllani, whose effort from the edge of the box looped on to the crossbar.

Norway strike
Despite those chances, the first goal, out of the blue, came at the other end. Lene Storløkken played through Elise Thorsnes with an angled ball and her shot deflected in off Sweden defender Stina Segerström. By half-time it was two. Trine Rønning, winning her 100th Norway cap, sent in a free-kick from the right which Sweden's Sara Thunebro could only direct into the path of Anneli Giske, who gratefully scored from close range.

Pedersen arrives
Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby sent on striker Jessica Landström and Lila Nilsson on the right for Fischer and Asslani after the break. They began the half brightly, Landström driving the ball against the post, but Norway coach Bjarne Berntsen responded by sending on teenage discovery Pedersen and within three minutes she had run on to an Isabell Herlovsen flick and confidently struck past Hedvig Lindahl, before running to be embraced by practically the entire Norway squad.

Sandell Svensson departs
With that, Sweden's chance was gone, though they continued to push hard, substitute Louise Fors rattling the crossbar from a free-kick before Victoria Sandell Svensson turned in a corner ten minutes from time. This defeat nonetheless brings down the curtain on the latter's brilliant 13-year, Swedish record 166-cap and now 68-goal international career.

Att: 1,708

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.30CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Norway

Norway

1
LindahlHedvig Lindahl (GK)
1
HjelmsethIngrid Hjelmseth (GK)
2
RohlinCharlotte Rohlin
2
AkerhaugenToril Akerhaugen
3
SegerströmStina Segerström
Goal39
Substitution67
4
StenslandIngvild Stensland (C)
4
PaulsonAnna Paulson
5
GiskeAnneli Giske
Goal45
5
SegerCaroline Seger
6
HuseCamilla Huse
6
ThunebroSara Thunebro
7
RønningTrine Rønning
8
SchelinLotta Schelin
8
GulbrandsenSolveig Gulbrandsen
10
AsllaniKosovare Asllani
Substitution46
9
HerlovsenIsabell Herlovsen
Substitution76
11
Sandell SvenssonVictoria Sandell Svensson (C)
Goal80
16
ThorsnesElise Thorsnes
Substitution57
15
SjögranTherese Sjögran
Yellow Card90
17
MjeldeMaren Mjelde
18
FischerNilla Fischer
Substitution46
21
StorløkkenLene Storløkken
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

12
K. HammarströmKristin Hammarström (GK)
12
C. KnutsenCaroline Knutsen (GK)
21
RönnlundUlla Karin Rönnlund (GK)
13
NilsenChristine Nilsen (GK)
7
S. LarssonSara Larsson
3
LundMarita Lund
Substitution90+2
9
LandströmJessica Landström
Substitution46
10
WiikMelissa Wiik
13
LisselKarin Lissel
11
KaurinLeni Kaurin
14
ForsLouise Fors
Substitution67
14
SandveiMarit Sandvei
16
P. LarssonPetra Larsson
15
GardsjordHedda Gardsjord
17
DahlkvistLisa Dahlkvist
18
VikestadRuna Vikestad
19
LindénSara Lindén
19
IsaksenIngvild Isaksen
Substitution76
20
LiljegärdLinnea Liljegärd
20
LieKristin Lie
22
L. NilssonLina Nilsson
Substitution46
22
PedersenCecilie Pedersen
Substitution57
Goal60

Coach

Thomas Dennerby (SWE) Bjarne Berntsen (NOR)

Referee

Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Assistant referees

Marina Wozniak (GER), Maria Luisa Gutierrez (ESP)

Fourth official

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

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