Stade de Suisse - Berne 12/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Switzerland - Norway
1-1
 

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Norway deny Group E leaders Switzerland

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.45CET
Switzerland 1-1 Norway
Mario Gavranović looked to have earned the hosts a third straight win with a 79th-minute opener, but Norway struck back through Brede Hangeland.
Norway deny Group E leaders Switzerland
Tarik Elyounoussi of Norway vies for possession with Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Switzerland
Norway

1

Goals scored

1

16

Total attempts

16

5

Attempts on target

7

10

off target

9

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

8

3

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

9

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 19:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 22.45CET

Norway deny Group E leaders Switzerland

Switzerland 1-1 Norway
Mario Gavranović looked to have earned the hosts a third straight win with a 79th-minute opener, but Norway struck back through Brede Hangeland.

Despite having a wealth of chances, Switzerland were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in their FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E game against Norway.

Mario Gavranović looked to have earned the Swiss their third straight win when he struck with 11 minutes left, but Norway were swift to equalise through captain Brede Hangeland. The result leaves Switzerland top of the section on seven points, with Norway three behind in third.

Switzerland dominated from the off, Tranquillo Barnetta and Xherdan Shaqiri both spurning decent chances inside four minutes. The visitors, however, responded and Ottmar Hitzfeld's team were left indebted to two superb Diego Benaglio saves to deny Hangeland and Vegard Forren.

Granit Xhaka also could have scored shortly after, before Barnetta's header struck a post. The Swiss were in control of the match but had only Stephan Lichtsteiner's long-range shot to show for the rest of their first-half efforts.

Shaqiri and Barnetta passed up further opportunities after the interval, before the hosts' dominance was finally rewarded when Xhaka headed on Shaqiri's corner and Gavranović finished from close range. That lead lasted less than two minutes, though, Hangeland heading in from John Arne Riise's corner with nine minutes remaining.

Egil Olsen's side nearly snatched all three points, but Forren was thwarted by a fine stop from Benaglio and Tarik Elyounoussi was denied by the woodwork.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Norway

Norway

1Diego Benaglio (GK)1Rune Jarstein (GK)
2Stephan Lichtsteiner
Yellow Card43
5Brede Hangeland (C)
Goal81
5Steve von Bergen6John Arne Riise
7Tranquillo Barnetta
Substitution71
7Markus Henriksen
8Gökhan Inler (C)8Håvard Nordtveit
Yellow Card11
9Eren Derdiyok
Yellow Card39
10Tarik Elyounoussi
10Granit Xhaka14Espen Ruud
11Valon Behrami
Substitution90+2
19Ruben Yttergård Jenssen
Yellow Card73
13Ricardo Rodriguez20Alexander Søderlund
Substitution64
20Johan Djourou21Daniel Braaten
Yellow Card89
23Xherdan Shaqiri23Vegard Forren
Yellow Card30

Substitutes

21Yann Sommer (GK)12Espen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
12Marco Wölfli (GK)2Tom Høgli
3Reto Ziegler3Kjetil Waehler
4Jonathan Rossini9Valon Berisha
6Marco Mathys15Magnus Eikrem
14Valentin Stocker16Henning Hauger
15Blerim Dzemaili
Substitution90+2
17Jonathan Parr
16Gelson Fernandes18Joshua King
Substitution64
17Mario Gavranovic
Substitution71
Goal79
22Andre Hansen (GK)
18Admir Mehmedi
19Nassim Ben Khalifa
22Timm Klose

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Egil Olsen (NOR)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP), Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

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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