Parc Y Scarlets - Llanelli 22/08/2013 - 20:00CET (19:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group B

Finland - Norway
1-0
 

Finland - Norway 1-0 - 22/08/2013 - Match page - Women's Under-19 2013

The official website for European football

Engman swoops as Finland end Norway hopes

Published: Thursday 22 August 2013, 21.51CET
Finland 1-0 Norway
Moments of inspiration at either end from Adelina Engman and Vera Varis left Finland on the brink of the semis as Norway bow out.
by John Atkin
from Parc y Scarlets

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Match statistics

FinlandNorway

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
11
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners2
 
7
Fouls committed17
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 23/08/2013 01:08 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

  
Published: Thursday 22 August 2013, 21.51CET

Engman swoops as Finland end Norway hopes

Finland 1-0 Norway
Moments of inspiration at either end from Adelina Engman and Vera Varis left Finland on the brink of the semis as Norway bow out.

Adelina Engman headed in a late winner as Finland moved to the brink of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship semi-finals at Norway's expense.

Marianne Miettinen's side were on the back foot for large tranches at the Parc y Scarlets but delivered a sucker punch 12 minutes from time. Right-back Emma Koivisto was the instigator, surging forward before delivering an exquisite cross for Engman to glance in. It means Finland need a point against Group B leaders Germany on Sunday to join them in the last four; Norway are out.

Norway may wonder how. They went into the game chastened by Monday's 5-0 thrashing by Germany, yet there were few signs of early doubt, of any loss of faith. They bit into tackles, harassed their opponents and drove forward in threatening formation – showing mettle appropriate to a stadium that backs onto a steelworks.

Skipper Guto Reiten was their driving force, continuously chipping away at the Finland defence after setting the tone with a stinging third-minute effort that Vera Varis did well to keep out at full-stretch. It was the first of seven first-half saves for the goalkeeper as Norway tried to force the issue, her iron gloves proving an impermeable last line of defence.

At the other end, Finland were posing Norway few problems but Jarl Torske's teams were at times guilty of causing a few themselves with slips and lax passing. One soon after the restart so nearly proved fatal as keeper Cecilie Fiskerstrand, one of three new faces in the side, misjudged an Iina Salmi cross, diverting it against the post before recovering just in time.

At the other end Andrea Thun finally beat Varis – but not the upright – midway through the second half with a looping header following a corner. Chances became a rarity and 0-0 almost a certainty – until Engman popped up.

Last updated: 30/08/13 11.43CET

Related information

Team profiles
Related match

http://www.uefa.com/womensunder19/season=2013/matches/round=2000330/match=2012154/postmatch/report/index.html#finland+norway+hopes

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.