Ullevaal Stadion - Oslo 11/09/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Norway - Slovenia
2-1
 

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Slovenia undone as Norway strike late

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.10CET
Norway 2-1 Slovenia
John Arne Riise converted a penalty deep into added time to ensure that Egil Olsen's side made some amends for defeat in their first Group E game.
Slovenia undone as Norway strike late
John Arne Riise scores the last-gasp winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Norway
Slovenia

2

Goals scored

1

11

Total attempts

8

7

Attempts on target

3

3

off target

4

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

2

1

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

4

Fouls committed

6

4

Fouls suffered

4

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.10CET

Slovenia undone as Norway strike late

Norway 2-1 Slovenia
John Arne Riise converted a penalty deep into added time to ensure that Egil Olsen's side made some amends for defeat in their first Group E game.

John Arne Riise's penalty four minutes into added time secured victory for Norway and left Slovenia rooted to the foot of FIFA World Cup Group E with no points from two games.

Dejan Kelhar brought down Alexander Söderlund in the Slovenia area at the death, and Fulham FC man Riise kept his cool to slide the spot kick past Jan Oblak, as Egil Olsen's side made some amends for their 2-0 opening-day defeat against Iceland. There was to be no comfort for Slovenia, however, who had already lost their first fixture 2-0 against Switzerland.

It had started well for Slaviša Stojanovič's side, who took the lead after 17 minutes when Marko Šuler slotted into the net after Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein only could parry a Jasmin Kurtič free-kick. However, the home side responded nine minutes later when Markus Henriksen got his head to a rebound after Tarik Elyounoussi's shot from 18 metres hit the underside of the bar.

Norway dominated possession after the break, but they looked destined to take just a point until Riise's late intervention. Their Group E campaign resumes in Switzerland on 12 October, when Slovenia play host to Cyprus.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.16CET

Related information

Team profiles
Related match

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Slovenia

Slovenia

1Rune Jarstein (GK)1Jan Oblak (GK)
3Kjetil Waehler2Mišo Brečko
5Brede Hangeland (C)4Marko Šuler
Goal17
6John Arne Riise
Goal90+4
5Boštjan Cesar (C)
Yellow Card78
7Markus Henriksen
Goal26
8Jasmin Kurtič
8Håvard Nordtveit
Yellow Card6
Substitution53
9Zlatan Ljubijankič
Substitution90+1
9Mohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution46
10Valter Birsa
Substitution7
10Tarik Elyounoussi
Substitution89
13Bojan Jokić
Yellow Card20
14Espen Ruud
Yellow Card54
19Josip Iličić
19Ruben Yttergård Jenssen21Armin Bačinović
Substitution60
21Daniel Braaten23Tim Matavž

Substitutes

12Espen Bugge Pettersen (GK)12Jasmin Handanovič (GK)
22Andre Hansen (GK)3Dejan Kelhar
Substitution90+1
Yellow Card90+4
2Tom Høgli6Darijan Matič
Substitution60
4Vadim Demidov7Mirnes Šišić
13Bjørn Helge Riise
Substitution53
11Etien Velikonja
15Magnus Eikrem14Zlatko Dedič
16Alexander Tettey15Andraž Struna
17Jonathan Parr16Dominic Maroh
18Joshua King
Substitution46
17Andraž Kirm
20Alexander Søderlund
Substitution89
18Aleksandar Radosavljevič
23Vegard Forren20Nejc Pečnik
Substitution7
22Aleš Mertelj

Coach

Egil Olsen (NOR) Slaviša Stojanovic (SVN)

Referee

Fırat Aydınus (TUR)

Assistant referees

Serkan Ok (TUR), Alek Tascioglu (TUR)

Fourth official

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

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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