From AMEX – Norway was knocked out of the European Championship 2022 when a persistent Austrian group received 1-0 in Brighton on Friday evening and took second place in Group A behind England.
Austria was the higher aspect all through the competitors, with Norway nonetheless trying fairly shocked after assembly the Lions earlier this week, and the 2 groups have been separated by Nicole Billa’s nice header in the primary half.
The group got here to the match figuring out that the winner would be a part of England from Group A and qualify for the quarter-finals, with Austria forward of Norway at first of the evening because of their superior objective distinction.
Despite seeing his group torn aside with 8-0 by England on Monday, Martin Sjögren selected to not make main adjustments within the beginning eleven, with solely two new gamers coming in. Irene Fuhrmann was equally hands-off along with her method and made just one change from the aspect that beat Northern Ireland 2-0.
It was the Austrians who made the higher begin, and made some raids into the Norwegian half earlier than Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller noticed a sweetly crushed volley from distance entangled on the crossbar by Guro Pettersen.
Fuhrmann’s group continued to impress and hit the ball in respectable areas with out additional testing Pettersen, whereas the gang in Brighton buzzed of their Norwegian majority when Ada Hegerberg ended up on the ball.
Austria was rewarded for his or her glorious efficiency in the primary half with the opener, when Verena Hanshaw was good for Billa to manage a header within the far nook.
Norway had did not look threatening in the course of the first half and went into the break with the information that two unanswered objectives can be wanted within the second interval to keep away from changing into the primary main sufferer on the European Championships 2022.
But within the seventieth minute they nonetheless had not given Manuela Zinsberger any saves to make as Billa and Barbara Dunst had saved photographs for Austria, who regarded extra seemingly so as to add to their benefit than to concede a draw.
While Norway loved extra possession and even noticed a Celin Bizet Ildhusoy assault tipped over the crossbar by Zinsberger, they might not draw a stage and go away the match in a disappointing approach.
Austria, in the meantime, deservedly proceed their journey because of this victory, however face a troublesome process in opposition to Germany at Brentford within the quarter-finals subsequent Thursday.
Billa did a improbable nick / Mike Hewitt / GettyImages
GK: Manuela Zinsberger – 6/10 – Only 14 touches and no saves to make in the primary half. Be not way more preoccupied with the opposite, besides to disclaim Bizet.
RB: Laura Wienroither – 7/10 – Very desperate to rise up on the flank and put a cross within the field.
CB: Carina Wenninger – 7/10 – Caught Hegerberg with a late problem and was warned. Otherwise helped Schnaderbeck maintain Hegerberg quiet.
CB: Viktoria Schnaderbeck – 7/10 – Read the hazard fastidiously to eradicate any potential Norwegian assaults in the course of the first 45.
LB: Verena Hanshaw – 8/10 – Sent in a troublesome half-chance within the viewers however later put Billa up with an amazing cross.
DM: Sarah Puntigam – 7/10 – The primary controller of Austria however nonetheless supported the assault.
RM: Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller – 7/10 – Booked for kicking the ball away early. A stay wire in assault, appears harmful within the final third.
CM: Sarah Zadrazil – 7/10 – Had a number of moments the place she might need room for a shot one other day. Hard working in midfield and created some good openings.
CM: Laura Feiersinger – 8/10 – Enjoyed an excellent first half, having a protracted shot tipped within the crossbar and profitable the ball excessive up in the sector on a number of events.
LM: Barbara Dunst – 6/10 – Decent opening when she lower inside however pulled her effort vast.
ST: Nicole Billa – 8/10 – Ran round and tousled Norway’s again line earlier than leaping excessive to nod in Hanshaw’s cross. Matches SUB: Lisa Makas – 6/10 – Should have scored inside seconds of her begin however shot straight at Petterson.
SUB: Marina Georgieva – N / A – Arrive late to safe the win.
Hegerberg couldn’t get into the match. / Eurasia Sport Images / GettyImages
GK: Guro Pettersen – 6/10 – Quite fortunate to see Hickelsberger-Fuller’s effort flick on her fingers and on the wooden. Tipped off a Billa shot however couldn’t maintain the nod away. Made a number of stops within the second half to stop Austria from going too far out of sight.
RB: Tuva Hansen – 6/10 – Restored the ball effectively and had an excellent combat with Dunst.
CB: Guro Bergsvand – 5/10 – Got a problem managed by VAR however was not penalized. Good intervention to cease Zadrazil from capturing in a promising space however was unaware of Billa’s presence for the opening objective.
CB: Maren Mjelde – 6/10 – Got Norway out of some sticky conditions with slightly alert protection. Will not have been pleased with the standard of defending on her half.
LB: Julie Blakstad – 7/10 – Stubborn on the left wing, made three tackles and 7 recoveries in the primary half.
CM: Frida Maanum – 6/10 – Got into the beginning lineup and took extra possibilities to maneuver ahead later.
CM: Ingrid Syrstad Engen – 6/10 – Did some good soiled work however couldn’t give any betrayal or craft that Norway referred to as for.
RW: Amalie Eikeland – 6/10 – Enjoyed a few rewarding runs however sacrificed with Norway on the lookout for objectives.
AM: Caroline Graham Hansen – 5/10 – Dragged an early opening into the sidebar. Choked by Austria’s arduous urgent and tackling and restricted with its manufacturing.
LW: Guro Riding – 6/10 – Opened an excellent alternative for Hansen with a pleasant cross. Just a little quiet in any other case.
ST: Ada Hegerberg – 6/10 – Picked up the ball and regarded to cost ahead and play vast. The first actual sight of objectives was a protracted effort. Leaving the match goalless.
SUB: Celin Bizet Ildhusoy – 6/10 – Was commissioned to enhance Norway’s menace and acquired an effort on the crossbar.
SUB: Sophie Haug – N / A – Tossed on in quest of objective.
SUB: Wild Boe Risa – N / A – Another roll of the cube that got here slightly late.
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