Ullevaal Stadion - Oslo 22/03/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Norway - Albania
0-1
 

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Albania beat the freeze in Norway

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 20.59CET
Norway 0-1 Albania
Hamdi Salihi found the net from the edge of the box to bring the visitors to within a point of Group E leaders Switzerland.
Albania beat the freeze in Norway
Norway's Valon Berisha takes on Albania's Husaj Elseid ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Norway
Albania

0

Goals scored

1

8

Total attempts

7

3

Attempts on target

2

4

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

1

1

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

1

4

Fouls committed

4

4

Fouls suffered

4

Lineups

Norway

Norway

Albania

Albania

1Jarstein (GK)12Berisha (GK)
2Høgli2Lila
85
89
5Hangeland (C)4Dallku
80
6John Arne Riise5Cana (C)
78
7Henriksen7Agolli
90+3
8Nordtveit8Bulku
9Abdellaoue9Çani
75
10T. Elyounoussi
62
14Basha
19Jenssen15Mavraj
20Søderlund
75
18Salihi
67
90
23Forren
52
21Roshi
43

Substitutes

12Bugge Pettersen (GK)1Ujkani (GK)
3Reginiussen23Shehi (GK)
4Demidov3Osmani
11Eikrem6Çurri
90
14King
62
10Hyka
15Hedenstad11Vila
16Grindheim13Lilaj
17Parr16Vajushi
18Huseklepp17Meha
22Valon Berisha
75
19Sadiku
20Hysaj
80
22Bogdani
75

Coaches

Egil Olsen (NOR) Giovanni de Biasi (ALB)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 20:17 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 20.59CET

Albania beat the freeze in Norway

Norway 0-1 Albania
Hamdi Salihi found the net from the edge of the box to bring the visitors to within a point of Group E leaders Switzerland.

Albania moved to within a point of FIFA World Cup Group E leaders Switzerland, as a neat Hamdi Salihi strike earned them a 1-0 win on a bitterly cold evening in Oslo.

The Jiangsu Sainty forward, 29, found the top corner of the net from the edge of the box on 67 minutes after some slack Norwegian defending, with Egil Olsen's men having struggled to create clear-cut chances aganst a determined Albanian rearguard.

Norway might still have salvaged something from the game. Mohammed Abdellaoue found an opening with 13 minutes left, but Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha produced a fine save. While Astrit Lila was sent off late on for a foul on Abdellaoue, there was no time for the home side to take advantage.

The sides meet again in Albania in their next qualifying game on 7 June.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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