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

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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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Albania

Albania

1Rune Jarstein (GK)12Etrit Berisha (GK)
2Tom Høgli2Andi Lila
Yellow Card85
Red Card89
5Brede Hangeland (C)4Armend Dallku
Substitution80
6John Arne Riise5Lorik Cana (C)
Yellow Card78
7Markus Henriksen7Ansi Agolli
Yellow Card90+3
8Håvard Nordtveit8Ervin Bulku
9Mohammed Abdellaoue9Edgar Çani
Substitution75
10Tarik Elyounoussi
Substitution62
14Migjen Basha
19Ruben Yttergård Jenssen15Mërgim Mavraj
20Alexander Søderlund
Substitution75
18Hamdi Salihi
Goal67
Substitution90
23Vegard Forren
Yellow Card52
21Odise Roshi
Yellow Card43

Substitutes

12Espen Bugge Pettersen (GK)1Samir Ujkani (GK)
3Tore Reginiussen23Orges Shehi (GK)
4Vadim Demidov3Tefik Osmani
11Magnus Eikrem6Debatik Çurri
Substitution90
14Joshua King
Substitution62
10Jahmir Hyka
15Vegar Hedenstad11Emilian Vila
16Christian Grindheim13Sabien Lilaj
17Jonathan Parr16Armando Vajushi
18Erik Huseklepp17Alban Meha
22Valon Berisha
Substitution75
19Armando Sadiku
20Elseid Hysaj
Substitution80
22Erjon Bogdani
Substitution75

Coach

Egil Olsen (NOR) Giovanni de Biasi (ITA)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Davie Goossens (NED)

Fourth official

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Norway

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Albania, 07 June 2013, 1-1
  • Albania

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Norway, 07 June 2013, 1-1
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