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90' + 3'
D. Malen
Yellow Card
61'
M. Ødegaard
Yellow Card
43'
M. Thorsby
Yellow Card
36'
D. Klaassen
Goal
1 - 1
20'
E. Haaland
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
34% 65%
3
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 336 627
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Netherlands NED Netherlands 6 4 1 1 22 6 +16 13 W W D W W
2 Norway NOR Norway 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13 W W D W L
3 Turkey TUR Turkey 6 3 2 1 16 13 +3 11 L W D D W
4 Montenegro MNE Montenegro 6 2 2 2 8 9 -1 8 D L D L W
5 Latvia LVA Latvia 6 1 2 3 7 10 -3 5 D L W D L
6 Gibraltar GIB Gibraltar 6 0 0 6 3 25 -22 0 L L L L L

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Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
This draw leaves Norway fourth on seven points and the Netherlands above them on second, but only due to goal difference. Norway face Latvia on Saturday, while the Netherlands face Montenegro.
The points are shared between Norway and the Netherlands, as it ends 1-1, with Haaland and Klaassen scoring the goals in the first half. There could have been a few goals in the first period, with Haaland going close on a couple of occasions, while Gakpo had the best chances for the visitors. Haaland almost made it 2-1 on 64 minutes, after another quick counter, but he could only strike the post. Meanwhile, the Netherlands best chance of the second half came at the very end of the game, but Dumfries scuffed his close range effort and Hansen denied him on the line.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: NORWAY 1-1 NETHERLANDS
90' + 4' OFF THE LINE! Dumfries almost makes it 2-1 in the final few seconds! Depay pulls the ball back into the box from the byline and Klaassen flicks it towards goal, but he doesn't get enough on it and it falls to Dumfries. However, his touch is poor and Hansen gets across and makes a superb save to stop it on the line and clear the danger. That should have gone in!
D. Malen
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Malen is booked late on after he charges into the back of Hanche-Olsen on the halfway line.
D. Dumfries
J. Timber
90' + 2' Late change for the Netherlands as Timber goes off with cramp and he has been replaced by Dumfries.
90' + 1' The Netherlands are trying to play with a bit more urgency now as we enter the final few minutes, but it looks like Norway are going to sit back and try and see the game out.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' Lovely skill by Depay deep down the left wing, a backheel nutmeg to feed Gakpo, but his shot from a tight angle is very ambitious and flies well wide.
86' There's less than five minutes plus any stoppage time left to play here, can either side nick a late winner in the closing stages?
84' Norway will certainly be the happier of the two teams with a draw, as the Netherlands have much more pressure on them to qualify. However, Norway haven't qualified for a major tournament since 2000.
82' The Netherlands have a good record against Norway, having won nine, drawn six and lost just five.
80' The World Cup qualifiers are coming up thick and fast, with two more coming up in the next week for both teams. So getting three points today would be a huge boost.
78' De Vrij gets on the end of a corner that is whipped in from the right wing, but the centre-backs header is well off target and flies high over the crossbar.
76' Louis Van Gaal may be thinking about making some more changes as the Netherlands need to do something to get a second goal, with time starting to run out.
74' The visitors are still dominating possession, but it all seems to be in the midfield area and Norway are soaking it up well and look comfortable at the back.
72' The Netherlands seem to be running out of ideas in the final third now, with Gakpo and Depay unable to get involved as much as they would like.
70' Norway haven’t beaten a team ranked in the top 20 in the World for the last six years, when they beat Croatia.
P. Berg
M. Normann
68' Another Norway change, with Normann the man coming off and he has been replaced by Berg.
68' Norway break forward on the counter once again, with Elyounoussi looking to feed Haaland, but this time the striker makes his run too early and Elyounoussi had to go it alone, as otherwise Haaland would be flagged offside. The Netherlands clear the danger.
66' The Norway chance a couple of minutes ago has really livened up the game, it has become more stretched and Norway look a lot more confident. There is still plenty of time left on the clock for either team to nick a winner.
64' OFF THE POST! How did he miss? Norway break quickly up the pitch on the counter-attack and Odegaard races forward, before playing it through to Haaland, who only has Bijlow to beat. The striker tries to find the top left corner of the net, but it strikes the post and bounces wide! So close for Norway.
63' Norway haven't offered anything in the final third so far in this second half, they are sitting deep and soaking up the pressure, with the Netherlands well on top.
61' Not too far away! Norway fail to deal with a free-kick and the ball falls to Malen, who fires an effort towards the bottom left corner of the net. However, he gets too much on it and drags the effort wide of the post.
M. Ødegaard
Yellow Card
61' Odegaard is booked for a deliberate trip on De Jong, stopping the midfielder from breaking into the final third.
J. Ryerson
M. Pedersen
59' The other change sees Pedersen replaced by Ryerson.
M. Dæhli
J. Hauge
59' Norway make a double substitution now, with Hauge the first man to come off and he has been replaced by Daehli.
57' Good save! Depay picks up the ball in the final third and runs at the Norway defence, firing an effort towards goal from the edge of the box, but it is straight at Hansen, who makes a good stop.
55' Odegaard hasn't been involved much so far today, the Norway skipper has had a very quiet game and hasn't created anything in attack for his side.
53' Decent effort! Van Dijk rises highest to meet a corner and powers a header towards goal, but it's too close to Hansen, who makes a good save to his left.
51' This is the first meeting between the two sides since 2009 and in that game the Netherlands came out on top, securing a 2-0 victory.
49' There are two other games being played in Group G today, with Turkey currently 2-1 up against Montenegro and Latvia are beating Gibraltar 1-0. Therefore the Netherlands sit second and Norway third in the table.
47' Worry for the Netherlands here as Van Dijk kicks the ball out of play in order to receive some treatment, but it doesn't appear to be too serious.
46' The second half is under way!
D. Malen
S. Berghuis
46' The Netherlands have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Berghuis replaced by Malen.
Norway have looked very dangerous on the counter-attack, especially with the pace of Haaland in behind, testing Bijlow on a couple of occasions. However, they have been forced to sit back for large periods, with the Netherlands seeing more of the ball. This game could go either way.
It’s level at the break between Norway and the Netherlands, with the hosts taking the lead on 20 minutes after a quick counter caught the visitors out at the back and Haaland provided the finishing touch. The Netherlands have dominated possession and created a few chances, with Gakpo a threat in front of goal, but it was Klaassen who scored the equaliser, after he turned home a Wijnaldum cross 10 minutes before the break.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: NORWAY 1-1 NETHERLANDS
45' + 3' Good pressure from the Netherlands just before the break, with Blind whipping a good cross into the box from the left and Gakpo meets it, but his header is straight at Hansen, who makes a comfortable save.
45' + 1' Decent chance! Hansen comes off his line to try and punch a cross clear, but misses it and Gakpo heads it towards goal, but can't turn it on target and the ball flies wide.
45' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
M. Thorsby
Yellow Card
43' Thorsby is booked after he dives into the back of Klaassen and catches the midfielder late. He protests the booking, but the referee isn't interested.
42' Haaland hasn't been involved much in the last few minutes, but you can constantly see the striker trying to get in behind the Netherlands defence, playing on the shoulder of Van Dijk.
40' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side score a second goal before the half-time whistle?
38' The visitors hadn't been playing that well before their equaliser, but they will be very happy to be level before the break and are now pushing forward in search of a second goal.
D. Klaassen
Goal
36' GOAL! The Netherlands are back in the game, Klaassen makes it 1-1! Berghuis flicks the ball through the legs of Meling to Wijnaldum down the right and he delivers a low cross into the box, which Depay misses and it then falls straight into the path of Klaassen, who fires it into the back of the net from close range.
35' The game has settled down a bit in the last few minutes, with both teams struggling to keep the ball for a sustained period and carve open any opportunities.
33' Haaland now has eight goals in 13 international appearances for Norway, but this is only his second appearance for his country in front of supporters, due to COVID-19. The striker has also scored three goals in the Bundesliga so far this season.
31' We’re past the half an hour mark now and it remains Norway who lead 1-0, thanks to Haaland's goal on 20 minutes. The Netherlands have dominated possession, but Norway have had the better goalscoring chances in front of goal.
29' He should do better! Meling does brilliantly down the left to hold his run and latch onto a long ball over the top of the Netherlands defence. The left-back then pulls it back to Elyounoussi on the edge of the box, who should at least test Bijlow, but instead he scuffs his shot well wide of the goal.
27' Another stoppage in play now as Timber and Elyounoussi are down following an aerial collision and the Netherlands right-back seems to have come off the worst.
M. Elyounoussi
Yellow Card
25' Elyounoussi is booked after he drags De Jong to the ground, after the midfielder skipped past him and it was a blatant foul to stop him for getting any further forward.
23' It looks like Wijnaldum might have a problem here for the Netherlands, as the midfielder is down with an injury following a challenge with Hauge and he appears to be in some pain.
21' Almost! Berghuis chips the ball up into the box and it is met by the head of Gakpo, who heads it down towards goal, but it strikes Depay and Norway then clear the danger.
E. Haaland
Goal
20' GOAL! Haaland fires Norway into the lead, it's 1-0! Depay loses the ball in the final third as he tries to dribble out following a Norway corner and Strandberg nicks it off his toes, flicking it over the top of the Netherlands defence towards Haaland. The striker manages to stay onside and then slide it into the bottom right corner of the net.
D. Blind
Yellow Card
18' Blind is shown the first yellow card of the game after he trips up Elyounoussi in order to stop him from breaking forward on the counter. This booking means that Blind will be suspended for the Netherlands next game against Montenegro.
17' There is an excellent pace to the game, it is end-to-end at the moment, with the Netherlands seeing more of the ball, but Norway look very dangerous on the counter.
15' SAVE! Norway break forward quickly, catching the Netherlands out on the counter-attack. Hauge races forward and plays the ball in behind the Netherlands defence for Haaland to sprint onto the end of and he fires an effort towards goal, but Bijlow makes an excellent save.
13' It looks like Elyounoussi is going to try and play up front alongside Haaland for Norway, as they line-up in a 4-4-2 formation, rather than the expected 4-2-3-1.
11' Norway have everyone in their own half at the moment, sitting deep and soaking up the pressure as the Netherlands continue to push forward in numbers.
9' Not too far away! Gakpo receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area, cuts inside onto his right foot and then tries to curl it into the top right corner of the net. However, it doesn't move enough in the air and flies just wide.
7' Good start here by both teams, but the Netherlands are just edging possession in the opening few minutes and they've gone the closest to opening the scoring so far.
5' SAVE! Depay does well down the right wing, gets to the byline and crosses into the box, which is met at the far post by Gakpo, who powers a header down towards the bottom left corner of the net. However, Hansen gets across and makes a good save, pushing it around the post.
3' ALMOST! Haaland shows great pace to get in behind the Netherlands defence and races into the penalty area, getting away from Van Dijk. The striker can't go for goal himself as the angle is too tight, so tries to set up a team-mate, but his cross is poor and the visitors clear the danger.
2' Timber goes for goal with an ambitious effort from the edge of the box, but the right-back slices his strike well wide of the Norway goal and it doesn't trouble Hansen.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Matthijs de Ligt is missing for the Netherlands after his red card in Euro 2020, so he is suspended. However, Van Dijk is now back and he starts at centre-backs and captains the side. Wijnaldum, De Jong and Klaassen make up a formidable midfield three, with Depay up front as the main striker.
Odegaard will captain the Norway side, sitting behind Haaland up front who is the main threat for the hosts. They line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, so they may drop into a more defensive 4-5-1 when defending, to limit the space the Netherlands have to play into.
NETHERLANDS SUBS: Wout Weghorst, Joel Drommel, Marten De Roon, Tim Krul, Tyrell Malacia, Steven Bergwijn, Guus Til, Teun Koopmeiners, Ryan Gravenberch, Donyell Malen, Nathan Ake, Denzel Dumfries.
NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Justin Bijlow; Jurrien Timber, Stefan De Vrij, Virgil Van Dijk, Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie De Jong, Davy Klaassen; Steven Berghuis, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo.
NORWAY SUBS: Josh King, Kristoffer Ajer, Ruben Gabrielsen, Erik Botheim, Patrick Berg, Mats Moller Daehli, Fredrik Aursnes, Julian Ryerson, Per Kristian Bratveit, Aron Donnum, Fredrik Andre Bjorkan, Orjan Nyland.
NORWAY (4-2-3-1): Andre Hansen; Marcus Holmgren Pedersen, Stefan Strandberg, Andreas Hanche-Olsen, Birger Meling; Mathias Normann, Morten Thorsby; Martin Odegaard, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Jens Hauge; Erling Haaland.
Meanwhile the Netherlands are second with the same points, but they have a better goal difference, after wins over Gibraltar and Latvia, but they were also beaten by Turkey. They qualified for Euro 2020 but were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Czech Republic.
Just one point separates the top four teams in Group G, with Norway currently fourth on six points, after wins against Gibraltar and Montenegro, but suffered a 3-0 defeat against Turkey.
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