Wednesday June 5, 2013 Group Stage: Group A Finished Netanya Municipal Stadium

Israel U-21 2 - 2 Norway U-21

  • Biton 16’ (pen.)
  • Turgeman 71’
  • Pedersen 24’
  • Singh 90’

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  1. Euro U21 - Norway steal injury-time draw against hosts Israel

    Euro U21 - Norway steal injury-time draw against hosts Israel

    Israel were denied an opening victory in their European U21 campaign when 10-man Norway secured a 2-2 draw in injury time. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Israel U-21
    • Norway U-21
    • 90+3' FULL TIME. Israel pegged back twice as 10-man Norway secure a point with an injury-time goal. A great start to the tournament.
    • 90+2' What a game we have had - any more late drama?
    • 90+1' GOAL! Israel 2-2 Norway! Singh strikes a late equaliser for 10-man Norway! It's a fine finish from the edge of the box after a lovely piece of chest control from Nielsen.
    • 90' We will have four added minutes.
    • 89' Kalibat stands over a free-kick and sends the ball curling high over the bar.
    • 88' CHANCE FOR ISRAEL! Zaguri almost scores a great goal as he plays a cunning one-two and is only denied by an important intervention from Elabdellaoui.
    • 86' Norway always look capable of scoring - but can they dig out a goal in what remains?
    • 84' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Pedersen gets away from his marker to flick a header at goal but keeper Klaiman saves for Israel.
    • 82' Pedersen with another chance and he lashes a shot down the throat of the keeper. Never really looked like going in.
    • 81' Tense moments now as Israel aim to hold onto a win in their opening fixture of this tournament. It's hard to say they deserve it really.
    • 79' Krieff with a shot from range but his effort sails over the bar.
    • 77' Double change for Norway: Harmeet Singh comes on for Konradsen while Havard Nielsen replaces Berget.
    • 76' Norway's Berget is down after a heavy clash of heads and he needs lengthy treatment.
    • 75' Now Biton does make way as Israel replace their captain and goalscorer with Israel Zaguri.
    • 73' That was a fine finish and Norway will be kicking themselves to be losing this game. They've had so many chances.
    • 71' GOAL! Israel 2-1 Norway! Substitute Turgeman gets the hosts in front! A fantastic poacher's finish from the forward as the ball bounces up for him in the box and he drills a volley past Nyland and into the corner.
    • 70' CHANCE FOR ISRAEL! And what a chance! Golsa cuts the ball back for Dabbur and after controlling the ball and turning he fires a shot wide from a tight angle when he should really have slotted it past Nyland!
    • 69' Biton looked a certainty to go off but he's been patched up by the medical staff and is back on!
    • 68' Biton comes off on a little golf cart for treatment and it appears he will have to be replaced. That's a big blow.
    • 66' Israel have a problem as captain Biton requires treatment. They won't want to lose him.
    • 64' Brilliant work from right-back Elabdellaoui as he skips past his man to hit the byline but he can't pick out a red shirt in the centre.
    • 62' Substitute Turgeman gets a shot away from the edge of the box but he doesn't catch the ball right as it rolls through for Nyland.
    • 61' Pedersen should have buried one of those chances to put Norway 2-1 up.
    • 60' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Pedersen must score! The forward finds space on the right of the box and is played in by a superb pass from Eikrem. However, Pedersen fires his shot against the legs of Klaiman as he slips.
    • 58' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! A free-kick comes in from the right and Pedersen heads over when well placed in the box!
    • 57' Baroch comes off to be replaced by Alon Turgeman.
    • 56' Berget does well to hold onto the ball under extreme pressure and Krieff eventually brings him to ground with a clumsy challenge.
    • 55' Pedersen tries to go on a jinking run through the box but loses control of the ball as he touches it away from another Israel shirt.
    • 53' Israel still on the rack despite having 11 men to Norway's 10. They've looked short of ideas throughout.
    • 51' Now Eikrem has a wild shot from range that fizzes well wide of the post.
    • 50' Israel create a rare chance as the ball finds Kalibat on the right and his low shot is saved at the near post by Nyland.
    • 49' That's three times Norway have hit the woodwork now, would you believe.
    • 48' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! A shot from Konradsen takes a touch off the boot of an opposing defender and sends the ball squirming away from keeper Klaiman. He can only watch as it strikes the bottom of the post.
    • 47' Eyal Golsa leaves his boot in on Elabdellaoui to earn a booking. That was high, late and not very pretty.
    • 46' Krieff gets a shot away from long range as Israel make an early statement of intent.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • 45+3' HALF TIME. Norway entirely dominant in open play, but a penalty and a red card have Israel level and in with a chance of snatching a win.
    • 45+2' Baroch goes into the book for a clumsy challenge on his marker in the box.
    • 45+2' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Norway ping a long ball downfield and De Lanlay cuts inside his man and fires wide of the post with the goal at his mercy. A big chance.
    • 45+1' We will have two added minutes in the first half.
    • 45' Biton takes ownership of the free-kick but slams his shot into the wall. Norway on the ropes now after such a dominant first half.
    • 44' RED CARD! Dabbur puts a ball through for Kalibat and he gets the wrong side of Vegar Eggen Hedenstad, who drags him to ground. A clear dismissal.
    • 42' Krieff tries to unlock the Norway defence with an intelligent through-ball but he puts too much on it and can't quote find his man. Still, better than almost anything that has gone before from the home side.
    • 40' A brief lull in proceedings but Israel are still unable to create anything of note in the final third. They've looked a bit short of the required standard.
    • 38' A change for Israel as Marouan Kabah is forced off and Ofir Krieff comes on in his place.
    • 37' The first booking as Konradsen goes into the box for a late challenge on Ban Haroush in midfield.
    • 36' Norway always look dangerous on the attack. They have used the ball far better than the hosts this evening.
    • 34' Israel try to find Or Baroch with a dinked ball over the top but the striker can't get the ball under control.
    • 32' NORWAY HIT THE WOODWORK! Eikrem makes a lovely little pass in for Berget and he rattles the post with a first-time effort.
    • 30' NORWAY HIT THE WOODWORK! A clearance rolls to Konradsen 25 yards out and he hits a first-time curler which clips the top of the bar. Decent effort.
    • 28' Barouch has a shot blocked for Israel, who haven't shown a lot of invention in the final third.
    • 27' Pedersen has turned the tide of this game back towards Norway and given their dominance in this first half you'd fancy them to go on and win.
    • 25' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Pedersen looks lively in the box once again but Dasa just about gets a foot in as the forward tries to pull the trigger.
    • 24' GOAL! Israel 1-1 Norway! Pedersen draws his side level with a very determined piece of forward play. Johansen lifts a pass into the box, Pedersen controls, holds off his man then slots a shot into the bottom corner on the turn.
    • 22' Biton tries a rather outrageous effort from about 45 yards out but Nyland watches it safely past the post.
    • 21' Israel can consider themselves rather fortunate to be a goal up as Norway have had the better of things so far. They've looked the better in possession and have had all the chances.
    • 19' The Israel keeper looks unconvincing once again from a set-piece as he fails to command his box but again Norway can't take advantage.
    • 18' Norway look to respond and Eikrem sees a decent effort turned behind by a deflection off Kabah. In comes the delivery and it goes behind for another corner.
    • 16' GOAL! Israel 1-0 Norway! The home fans erupt as captain Nir Biton strolls up and sends Nyland the wrong way from the penalty spot. Entirely against the run of play, but hey ho.
    • 15' PENALTY TO ISRAEL! Norway can't clear from a corner and Elabdellaoui catches Ben Haroush!
    • 14' Magnus Eikrem, formerly of Manchester United, tries a little curler from 20 yards but Klaiman is equal to it. Norway are all over Israel at the moment.
    • 13' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Jo Inge Berget shifts the ball onto his right and gets a firm shot away. The ball appears to accelerate off the surface and Klaiman only just turns the ball behind for a corner.
    • 12' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Anders Konradsen makes a late run into the box from a deep position in midfield and charges in between two defenders to connect with a cross. However, he gets under the ball and sends it spinning high into the air when he should have hit the target.
    • 11' Now Tawatha gets a block in for Israel. More committed defending.
    • 10' Israel keeper Boris Klaiman finds himself under renewed pressure from the corner and fumbles the ball before catching it, but the ref's given a free-kick in his favour.
    • 9' Our first shot as Pedersen pulls the trigger from inside the box but sees his effort blocked behind by Omri Ben Haroush.
    • 8' Norway ping an angled pass out to Yann-Erik de Lanlay on the right but the winger can't bring the ball under control.
    • 7' A decent enough start with both sides looking positive enough but we are still awaiting our first shot in Netanya.
    • 6' Now Munas Dabbur wins a free-kick in midfield when he is hacked to ground by Magnus Eikrem. That could have earned a yellow card later in the game.
    • 5' Dasa in with another smart challenge at right-back. He has started very well for Israel.
    • 4' Marcus Pedersen takes a tumble in the box under minimal contact from his Israeli marker. He looks hopefully for a penalty but doesn't get it.
    • 3' In comes the free-kick and Israel keeper Boris Klaiman fails to deal with it properly as the ball pops up into the air. Norway can't take advantage though.
    • 2' Omar Elabdellaoui wins a free-kick with a darting run down the Norway right as he is brought to ground by a clumsy challenge from Talb Tawatha.
    • 2' Israel right-back Elazar Dasa prevents a Norway attack down the flank with a fulsome challenge. Excellent from the defender.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 17:00 A brief opening ceremony and a blast of the two national anthems; now it's time for the ceremonial handshakes and the two sets of players begin to take up their positions.
    • 16:55 So who should you be looking out for in this eight-man tournament? We asked our experts from around Europe to pick out three players to watch from each team.
    • 16:50 Norway are without four of their best players as Valon Berisha, Joshua King, Havard Nordtveit and Markus Henriksen are all in the senior squad to play Albania in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.
    • 16:45 Norway coach Tor Ole Skullerud: "We have many good midfielders to choose from, and we are happy. I think this squad we have a good combination of form players and overseas pros who are in good shape and have been through qualifying. In summary, we have a squad that is well placed to achieve the goal of progressing."
    • 16:40 Israel coach Guy Luzon: "It will be the most exciting day of my life. The U21 Euros will feature the strongest national teams on the continent; that's why I have to pick not only the best and most talented, but also those who can go the distance and not break down at the moment of truth."
    • 16:35 TEAMS: Israel: Kleyman, Dasa, Gotlib, Twatha, Ben Harush, Kabha, Biton, Golasa, Kalibat, Dabbur, Barouch. /// Norway: Nyland Haskjold, Strandberg, Hedenstad, De Lanlay, Konradsson, Eikrem, Johansen, Elabdellaoui, Berget, Pedersen, Semb Berge.
    • 16:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the opening game of the UEFA Under-21 Championship as hosts Israel take on Norway. It gets better from here on in though, with England playing Italy this evening.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL! Israel 2-2 Norway! Singh strikes a late equaliser for 10-man Norway! It's a fine finish from the edge of the box after a lovely piece of chest control from Nielsen.
    • 88' CHANCE FOR ISRAEL! Zaguri almost scores a great goal as he plays a cunning one-two and is only denied by an important intervention from Elabdellaoui.
    • 84' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Pedersen gets away from his marker to flick a header at goal but keeper Klaiman saves for Israel.
    • 71' GOAL! Israel 2-1 Norway! Substitute Turgeman gets the hosts in front! A fantastic poacher's finish from the forward as the ball bounces up for him in the box and he drills a volley past Nyland and into the corner.
    • 70' CHANCE FOR ISRAEL! And what a chance! Golsa cuts the ball back for Dabbur and after controlling the ball and turning he fires a shot wide from a tight angle when he should really have slotted it past Nyland!
    • 60' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Pedersen must score! The forward finds space on the right of the box and is played in by a superb pass from Eikrem. However, Pedersen fires his shot against the legs of Klaiman as he slips.
    • 58' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! A free-kick comes in from the right and Pedersen heads over when well placed in the box!
    • 48' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! A shot from Konradsen takes a touch off the boot of an opposing defender and sends the ball squirming away from keeper Klaiman. He can only watch as it strikes the bottom of the post.
    • 47' Eyal Golsa leaves his boot in on Elabdellaoui to earn a booking. That was high, late and not very pretty.
    • 45+2' Baroch goes into the book for a clumsy challenge on his marker in the box.
    • 45+2' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Norway ping a long ball downfield and De Lanlay cuts inside his man and fires wide of the post with the goal at his mercy. A big chance.
    • 44' RED CARD! Dabbur puts a ball through for Kalibat and he gets the wrong side of Vegar Eggen Hedenstad, who drags him to ground. A clear dismissal.
    • 37' The first booking as Konradsen goes into the box for a late challenge on Ban Haroush in midfield.
    • 32' NORWAY HIT THE WOODWORK! Eikrem makes a lovely little pass in for Berget and he rattles the post with a first-time effort.
    • 30' NORWAY HIT THE WOODWORK! A clearance rolls to Konradsen 25 yards out and he hits a first-time curler which clips the top of the bar. Decent effort.
    • 24' GOAL! Israel 1-1 Norway! Pedersen draws his side level with a very determined piece of forward play. Johansen lifts a pass into the box, Pedersen controls, holds off his man then slots a shot into the bottom corner on the turn.
    • 16' GOAL! Israel 1-0 Norway! The home fans erupt as captain Nir Biton strolls up and sends Nyland the wrong way from the penalty spot. Entirely against the run of play, but hey ho.
    • 13' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Jo Inge Berget shifts the ball onto his right and gets a firm shot away. The ball appears to accelerate off the surface and Klaiman only just turns the ball behind for a corner.
    • 12' CHANCE FOR NORWAY! Anders Konradsen makes a late run into the box from a deep position in midfield and charges in between two defenders to connect with a cross. However, he gets under the ball and sends it spinning high into the air when he should have hit the target.
    • 16:35 TEAMS: Israel: Kleyman, Dasa, Gotlib, Twatha, Ben Harush, Kabha, Biton, Golasa, Kalibat, Dabbur, Barouch. /// Norway: Nyland Haskjold, Strandberg, Hedenstad, De Lanlay, Konradsson, Eikrem, Johansen, Elabdellaoui, Berget, Pedersen, Semb Berge.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Israel U-21

    Manager: Guy Luzon

  • Norway U-21

    Manager: Tor Ole Skullerud

  • Line-up

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      - 7
      - 6
      - 6
      - 5
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out38′ - 6
      Goal Substitution Out75′ 7 8
      Yellow Card 6 7
      Yellow Card 7 6
      Strikers
      Yellow Card Substitution Out57′ - 6
      9 6
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      Substitution In75′ - 6
      Substitution In57′ Goal - 8
      Substitution In38′ - 7
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      Red Card - 5
      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out76′ - 7
      Strikers
      Substitution Out45′ - 6
      Substitution Out77′ - 6
      Goal 10 6
      Subs
      Substitution In76′ Goal 10 7
      Substitution In77′ - 7
      Substitution In45′ - 6

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  1. I'm still trying to work out how Israel moved to­ EUROPE ?

    From Chris C, on Wed 5 Jun 19:18
  2. Porc...no arguments there for the second half.... I­ think your a bit unfair on them for the first half­ though. I thought they would walk all over Israel­ until those terrible decisions screwed them ! Lets­ hope England put up a better show !

    From Chris C, on Wed 5 Jun 19:17
  3. Chris C, they stole a draw. A good side would've­ beat Israel with 10 men quite easily but this Norwegian­ team passed sloppily, missed chances especially headers­ that real footballers would score. They were garbage­ mate and are out of the competition already. Wasn't­ really worth them showing up if they were going to play­ like that. I hope none of those players appear at my­ club. You would find better down the local park.

    From Porcupine, on Wed 5 Jun 19:07
  4. Porcupine...? How do you work that out ??? They just­ drew 2 - 2 with Israel with a man short ? Can you­ explain which team was the worst then ? I am not­ saying they are a great or even a good team but­ doesn't that make them better than Israel ? I­ think if you haven't seen worse in 34 years - you­ need to go to specsavers ! I'll give Israel some­ credit for getting themselves into gear for the 2nd­ half but it was already sewn up in the first - at least­ it became more entertaining in the 2nd. If Norway had­ not lost a man I reckon 3 - 1 to them would have been­ about right.

    From Chris C, on Wed 5 Jun 19:01
  5. This Norway side are the worst football team I have­ ever seen play in my 34 years of watching football. You­ could name anyone and they would be head and shoulders­ above them. I can play football better than any of­ them. How did they qualify or even get a career in­ football?

    From Porcupine, on Wed 5 Jun 18:50
  6. Since the whole tournament has proceeded under a cloud­ of controversy anyway - why on earth make it 10 times­ worse with such heavy and obvious pro Israel decisions­ - grossly unfair and brings the tournament into­ disrepute !

    From Chris C, on Wed 5 Jun 18:09
  7. OUCH - Norway are way on top but its been a long time­ since I've seen such an obviously 'rigged'­ game !

    From Chris C, on Wed 5 Jun 17:53
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    Israel baby killers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Almasi Fact, on Wed 5 Jun 17:01
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    Israel racist criminal,Israel baby killers!!!!!!!!!!

    From Almasi Fact, on Wed 5 Jun 17:00
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    Give Palestine land back!!!!!!!!!!!!,Israel­ criminal!!!!!!!!!!

    From Almasi Fact, on Wed 5 Jun 16:59
  11. What a poor quality game. How many of these players­ would Arsenal buy? None.

    From ArsenalFan, on Wed 5 Jun 16:50
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