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Serbia take finals place despite Norway loss

Published: Tuesday 15 November 2016, 21.06CET
Norway 1-0 Serbia (agg: 1-2)
Mohammed Elyounoussi volleyed the hosts in front with 20 minutes to go, but Tomislav Sivić's side hung on to earn a finals place.
by Johan Sjøberg
Serbia take finals place despite Norway loss
Celebration (Serbia) ©Børre Eirik Helgerud

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Published: Tuesday 15 November 2016, 21.06CET

Serbia take finals place despite Norway loss

Norway 1-0 Serbia (agg: 1-2)
Mohammed Elyounoussi volleyed the hosts in front with 20 minutes to go, but Tomislav Sivić's side hung on to earn a finals place.

Tomislav Sivić, Serbia coach
It is a great success, because we played against a very good team. Over two matches, we got the result we needed, and we are very satisfied. I think we deserved it, because over the two games we have been the better side. Today, we also had chances and I am a little bit disappointed we didn't win. My team gave 100% today, and while the artificial pitch was not an advantage for us, we made it.

Leif Gunnar Smerud, Norway coach
Serbia started very strong, but we rode the storm and got into the game. It is tough to start the match 2-0 down against such a strong counterattacking team. Our courage got us into the game, and maintaining our balance was rewarded with a goal. We made some changes to go for the second goal, but we couldn't manage it. Our guys play good football, defend very well, and can attack in lots of different ways, but we are not clinical enough in the last third.

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Last updated: 14/03/17 13.11CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Serbia

Serbia

1
RossbachSondre Rossbach (GK)
12
V. Milinković-SavićVanja Milinković-Savić (GK)
Yellow Card67
2
HaraldseidKristoffer Haraldseid
2
GajićMilan Gajić
4
GrønnerJonas Grønner (C)
Yellow Card65
Substitution90
3
AntonovNemanja Antonov
Yellow Card65
Substitution90+2
6
TrondsenAnders Trondsen
Red Card90+4
4
LazićDarko Lazić
8
FossumIver Fossum
8
MaksimovićNemanja Maksimović
10
ZahidGhayas Zahid
Substitution55
9
DjurdjevićUroš Djurdjević (C)
Substitution72
11
ØdegaardMartin Ødegaard
Yellow Card45+1
11
ČavrićAleksandar Čavrić
Yellow Card72
17
MelingBirger Meling
14
V. JovanovićVukašin Jovanović
20
DaehliMats Møller Daehli
Substitution76
16
GrujićMarko Grujić
21
ElyounoussiMohamed Elyounoussi
Goal70
Yellow Card72
17
A. ŽivkovićAndrija Živković
Yellow Card33
Substitution46
22
SelnæsOle Selnæs
20
S. Milinković-SavićSergej Milinković-Savić
Yellow Card84

Substitutes

12
DyngelandMathias Dyngeland (GK)
1
RadunovićBoris Radunović (GK)
9
Veton BerishaVeton Berisha
Substitution55
5
FilipovićAleksandar Filipović
13
RostedSigurd Rosted
7
OžegovićOgnjen Ožegović
Substitution72
15
GlesnesJacob Glesnes
10
GačinovićMijat Gačinović
Substitution46
16
ThorsbyMorten Thorsby
19
LukićSaša Lukić
18
SørlothAlexander Sørloth
Substitution76
21
NinkovićNikola Ninković
19
SamuelsenMartin Samuelsen
Substitution90
22
RistićMihailo Ristić
Substitution90+2

Coach

Leif Gunnar Smerud (NOR) Tomislav Sivić (SRB)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Martin Balko (SVK)

Fourth official

Peter Kralović (SVK)

Legend:

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