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Haavi earns Norway narrow victory

Published: Wednesday 29 June 2011, 17.45CET
Emilie Haavi's winning goal six minutes from time earned Norway an opening FIFA Women's World Cup group victory against a lively Equatorial Guinea side in Augsburg.
Haavi earns Norway narrow victory
Emilie Haavi scored Norway's winner against Equatorial Guinea ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayEquatorial Guinea

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
6
Attempts off target14
 
14
Corners13
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:55 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 29 June 2011, 17.45CET

Haavi earns Norway narrow victory

Emilie Haavi's winning goal six minutes from time earned Norway an opening FIFA Women's World Cup group victory against a lively Equatorial Guinea side in Augsburg.

Emilie Haavi's late winner earned Norway an opening FIFA Women's World Cup group stage victory against Equatorial Guinea in Augsburg.

Though Norway began the match well, and hit the woodwork three times, there was little to choose between the two sides in an open match in which Anonman missed three golden chances for Guinea. However, Norway, and Haavi in particular, were eventually rewarded for their tireless efforts.

Haavi might have decided the match at the start, rather than the end, when she sent a low shot past Miriam and off the far post after as early as the second minute. Indeed, Guinea had to weather an early storm as Elise Thorsnes blazed over when well placed before forcing Miriam into a smart stop.

Marcello Frigerio's side soon reacted, however, Jumaria almost catching out Ingrid Hjelmseth with an ambitious lob from 35 metres, while only a timely intervention by the backtracking Haavi denied Dulcia in the area. The Nzalang Nacional were now growing in confidence, as evidenced by Diala's 20-metre attempt which was well saved by Hjelmseth, and should have gone ahead on the stroke of half-time when Anonman broke through, only to be denied again by the inspired goalkeeper.

The Guinea captain was a menace throughout, turning on the edge of the area eight minutes after the restart only to fire well wide and driving wide again on 70 minutes. She might have been punished for her profligacy when Lena Mykjåland hit a post after a lay-off by Isabell Herlovsen, who then struck the other upright following a goalmouth scramble.

Haavi must have thought she had missed her chance to win the match when she fired just over after cutting inside from the left following another deft turn with eight minutes to go, but when Leni Larsen Kaurin eluded her markers to cross from the right the indefatigable Haavi made no mistake.

 

Last updated: 29/06/11 17.33CET

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Lineup

Norway

Norway

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

1Ingrid Hjelmseth (GK)1Miriam (GK)
2Nora Holstad Berge2Bruna
3Maren Mjelde
Yellow Card64
3Dulcia
4Ingvild Stensland (C)4Carolina
5Marita Lund5Ana Cristina
7Trine Rønning6Vania
9Isabell Herlovsen
Substitution62
7Diala
Substitution65
13Madeleine Giske
Substitution46
9Dorine
15Hedda Gardsjord10Genoveva Añonma (C)
16Elise Thorsnes
Yellow Card90+2
14Jumaria
Substitution53
19Emilie Haavi
Goal84
20Christelle
Substitution46

Substitutes

21Caroline Knutsen (GK)13Yao (GK)
12Erika Skarbø (GK)18Maria Rosa (GK)
6Kristine Hegland8Emiliana
8Runa Vikestad11Natalia
10Cecilie Pedersen
Substitution62
12Sinforosa
11Leni Kaurin
Substitution70
15Chinasa
Substitution53
14Gry Tofte Ims16Lucrecia
17Lene Mykjåland
Substitution46
Substitution70
17Adriana
Substitution65
18Guro Knutsen19Fatoumata
20Ingrid Ryland21Laetitia
Substitution46

Coach

Eli Landsem (NOR) Marcelo Frigerio (ITA)

Referee

Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

Assistant referees

Rita Munoz (MEX), Mayte Chavez (MEX)

Fourth official

Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)

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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