Stadion Ljudski vrt - Maribor 11/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Slovenia - Norway
3-0
 

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Novakovič treble maintains Slovenia hopes

Published: Saturday 12 October 2013
Novakovič treble maintains Slovenia hopes
Milivoje Novakovič celebrates his hat-trick in the Stadion Ljudski vrt ©AFP/Getty Images

Slovenia kept alive their hopes of pipping Iceland to second place in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E as Milivoje Novakovič hit a fine hat-trick to blow away Norway.

The hosts secured a national-record fourth straight competitive win as the forward struck twice in three first-half minutes before rounding off his treble shortly after the interval. Srečko Katanec's side must better the result of Iceland on Tuesday to usurp their rivals in second, but a trip to section winners Switzerland will not be easy while Norway host the Icelandic hopefuls.

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Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:59 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Slovenia
Norway

3

Goals scored

0

11

Total attempts

15

6

Attempts on target

2

4

off target

7

3

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

5

1

Offsides

3

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Bezjak (in) - Novakovič (out) (Slovenia)
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Hangeland (Norway) is booked.
  • Substitution
    81
    Krhin (in) - Kampl (out) (Slovenia)
  • Substitution
    80
    Frode Johnsen (in) - Abdellaoue (out) (Norway)

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