Norway v Spain Live Commentary & Result, 12/10/2019, EC Qualification

Norway v Spain Live Commentary & Result, 12/10/2019, EC Qualification

Odegaard is undoubtedly Norway’s most important man – he played with two important moves in that half. Spain will have to keep him silent in the second half if they don’t need to be on the conclusion of an irritating – if likely not deadly – defeat. But will they?

Spain have experienced the majority of possession but Norway have created the better opportunities. Spain have discovered Norway difficult to crack down and the house side seem quite proficient at breaking speed, but King and Elabdellaoui must have performed better when they have had the opportunity to examine Kepa. It is either side’s match in the second half.


45′ + 1′ Elabdellaoui whips in a different cross from the right. It is another Norway corner. Odegaard’s delivery finds Ajer, who nods wide of the ideal hand pole! Norway could – if? – be top by today.

45′ Elabdellaoui requires the corner and it triggers a place of fear in Spain’s playground! Odegaard has room to take but he can not get his toes together. Spain quickly triumphed in and eliminate.

44′ Norway get the ball and then divide fast down the leftside. Selnaes’ low ball to the box discovers Odegaard, who dummies neatly and seems for King, but it is put out to get a Norway corner. 

42′ King sees yellow for a late battle. Norway are working hard to maintain Spain at bay .

40′ Ruiz includes a pop out of range that is blocked. Corner for Spain. Oyarzabal fizzes the ball Saul’s header is on the pub. Spain haven’t seemed that threatening however.

38′ Saul angles an over-the-top ball for Rodrigo that Hovland cuts . Norway seem to counter their left down. Odegaard plays back the ball along with a lofted pass locates Elabdellaoui from the box! The right-back has a lot of time to take but hesitates, providing Kepa a regular rescue. He must have allowed rip sooner there.

37′ For all their possession, Spain have attained diddly squat. Norway have really had the better opportunities up to now.


35′ Rodrigo understands the initial booking of the match for a mistimed tackle. Told you he seemed ominous.

34′ Rodrigo is caught offside back from Saul’s tried through-ball. Rodrigo’s sporting a black eye right now, which has to make him seem more threatening to defenders than normal.

32′ Sweden are 1-0 up in their match against Romania elsewhere in Group F, placing them in 2nd position as things stand. Now they will be five factors behind Spain. Norway really need a win to maintain the strain on.

31′ Hovland gets to the action fast, becoming on the conclusion of Odegaard’s corner. ) Spain immediately clear away it however.


30′ Nordtveit is substituted in centre-back by Hovland, that plys his trade at Rosenborg.

29′ Nordtveit is down . It sadly resembles that the centre-back will be not able to carry on.

28′ Norway gather a promising bout of drama and receive a corner down their abandoned. It is taken brief and swung to the far post. Spain flounder a little and King rattles a shot against the thighs of Ramos. Norway corner .

27′ Saul appears to play with a one-two with Ceballos however, the latter’s return pass is obstructed by Henriksen. Nordtveit seems to be in a little bit of difficulty with this injury that he picked up sooner. He is soldiering on for today.

25′ Navas wins Spain’s first corner of the match off Aleesami. Ramos is still lurking but Norway receive the first corner off before Berge makes certain the opportunity is gone.

23′ Johansen fouls Bernat at Spain’s half. Spain play with the ball forward quickly and it lands to Saul, who aims a shooter at the bottom left corner. Jarstein has it covered.

21′ King wriggles down the inside-left station and jinks towards the box. The Bournemouth striker stands up the ball for Elabdellaoui in the far post who can not attain it. The cross finally comes back for King, that glances a header towards goal. Kepa drops to keep out it! This was a chance for Norway, that should make their chances count.

20′ Norway have their first real pop in Spain’s defence since the people lose the ball at midfield. Odegaard feeds King, that defeats Albiol into the ball is made to hold this up. King goes back into Odegaard, whose cross evades everybody in the box.

18′ Nordtveit remains down temporarily using a bang but seems nice to continue. When play resumes, Ruiz seems to reduce open Norway’s defence using a slide-rule pass but finds his own campaign cut out.

16′ Saul processors a wonderful cross from the left to Rodrigo in the far post. Aleesami does just enough to put him off. Norway can not clean their lines, however. Navas sheds another low cross from the right and Rodrigo just must poke it can’t just reach it.

15′ Johansen glides through the middle of midfield and finds out Elabdellaoui outside broad. The Olympiacos right-back spans in but it’s nothing Ramos’ head can not deal with. It is a listing 168th cap for Spain’s captain now.

14′ Rodrigo is penalised for a foul. Norway can not keep the ball chase following Bernat at Spain’s defensive third, finally giving off a throw-in.

12′ Ruiz lofts the ball into the box but Norway clear the ball from their playground. The home side appear sturdy right now.

10′ Norway like a spell of ownership in the trunk. But, Spain seem eager to press on whenever they could. Finally Jarstein pumps it extended and King wins the header, but may nod it just to Ceballos.

9′ Norway are needing to remain awake as Spain are not eager to give them a sniff of the ball. They finally win the ball and Odegaard looks to get a team-partner, but nothing is on.

8′ As you would expect, Spain are ordering the drama up to now. Norway are enjoying with a 4-4-1-1 using all the Real Madrid midfielder Odegaard – on loan in Real Sociedad this year – only behind King.

6′ Norway half-heartedly claim for a penalty as King has his own arm tugged from the box by Ramos since the set jostle to get a Norway cross in the left. The referee is not moved.

4′ Navas tries a through-ball for Rodrigo, who is offside. The Valencia striker is now Spain’s most important socket up front in recent months.

2′ Spain seem to maintain themselves ancient on, penning Norway in their own half. Oyarzabal finds Rodrigo, with a shot blocked at the middle of the box. Ceballos’ follow-up additionally finds a Norway guy in the manner.

1′ Referee Michael Oliver understands this match underway!

The two countries’ national anthems are observed. Norway will perform in their reddish home top with blue tops and textures; Spain are sporting their all-white off kit.

This match seems exciting – Norway have scored two goals in all the home games within this class up to now. It is a shame their in-form striker Erling Braut Haaland is lacking with harm. Spain narrowly won the last time both of these sides met – is a replicate on that the cards?

Norway create 1 change from their final match, a 1-1 draw away to Sweden back in September, as Ajer comes into spouse Nordtveit in centre-back. Spain are extremely distinct from the second-choice team that defeat the Faroe Islands 4-0 in their final game. Kepa begins in goal, while Rodrigo – two-goal scorer in that match – proceeds up front.

SUBS: Luis Alberto, Santi Cazorla, Gerard Moreno, Inigo Martinez, Rodrigo, Diego Llorente, Pau Lopez, Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Reguilon, Pablo Sarabia, David de Gea, Daniel Carvajal.

SPAIN (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Jesus Navas, Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos (c), Juan Bernat; Fabian Ruiz, Sergio Busquets, Saul Niguez; Mikel Oyarzabal, Rodrigo Moreno, Dani Ceballos.

SUBS: Orjan Nyland, Much Hovland, Jonas Svensson, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Tarik Elyounoussi, Mathias Normann, Sondre Rossbach, Alexander Sorloth, Sigurd Rosted, Birger Meling, Fredrik Midtsjo, Bjorn Maars Johnsen.

NORWAY (4-2-3-1): Rune Jarstein; Omar Elabdellaoui, Havard Nordtveit, Kristoffer Ajer, Haitam Aleesami; Markus Henriksen, Sander Berge; Stefan Johansen (c), Martin Odegaard, Ole Selnaes; Joshua King.

Norway, however, are in adequate shape themselves. Because losing to Spain in March, Norway have been unbeaten in Group F and require a win to maintain the strain on Romania and Sweden, who sit in the table. Let us see how Lars Lagerback’s facet fare!

Spain have the opportunity to secure qualification to Euro 2020 should they get a win against Norway tonight.  Robert Moreno’s side have a great record in Group F so much – can they make it seven wins out of seven?

Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Euro 2020 qualifying group F match between Norway and Spain in Ullevaal Stadion at Oslo.

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