Norway beat Slovenia with last-gasp penalty
The Local · 12 Sep 2012, 09:36
Published: 12 Sep 2012 09:36 GMT+02:00
John Arne Riise scored a last-minute penalty as Norway bounced back from their opening-day defeat with a 2-1 win over Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier in Oslo on Tuesday.
Coach Egil “Drillo” Olsen got the immediate reaction he needed from his players after a shock reverse in Reykjavik on Friday made Brazil 2014 seem a distant and unlikely destination.
The evening started badly for Olsen’s team with Marko Šuler popping up to score in the 17th minute after Norway failed to clear from a free kick.
But the Norwegians were back on level terms just nine minutes latesras Markus Henriksen reacted fastest to head home after Tarik Elyounoussi saw his shot rebound from the crossbar.
Four minutes into added time, Norway were rewarded for a vibrant second-half performance as Riise slotted his penalty kick after Dejan Kelhar felled Alexander Søderlund in the area.
After 15 years of solid growth boosted by rising oil and gas prices, the Norwegian economy has rapidly slumped. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix
Oil investments, one of the main drivers of Norway's economy, are expected to fall for a third straight year.
The Norwegian consumer protection agency staged the readathon as part of its #appfail campaign. Photo: Forbrukerrådet
In a live-streamed 'readathon' Norway consumers read the "very bad" terms and conditions of popular smartphone apps.
Patria specializes in armoured vehicles. Photo: Patria
A portion of Finnish state-owned defence manufacturer Patria will be privatized through a sell to Kongsberg, a partially state-owned defence company in Norway.
The McDonald's on Nedre Slottsgate in Oslo. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX
For the first time ever, major players in the seafood industry have voluntarily imposed limitations on industrial fishing in the Arctic.
Kripos said that the ship had never before brought so many people on board. Photo: Kripos/Scanpix
The Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot on Wednesday came to the aid of more than 1,000 people off the coast of Libya.
Opera's Oslo offices. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / Scanpix
Deal for the world's fight-biggest internet browser will now need US and Chinese approval.
Passengers depart a Ryanair flight at Moss Airport Rygge. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix
The board of directors at Moss Airport Rygge will shut down the airport's commercial operations if Irish carrier Ryanair makes good on its threats to abandon its base there.
Police prosecutor Julie Dalsveen and state attorney Jo Christian Jordet. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix
Gjøvik District Court on Tuesday sentenced a former teacher to 12 years behind bars for sexually abusing 108 children.
The cow killed the woman when she tried to help with the birthing process. Photo: Yngve Brox Guldbjørnsen / NTB scanpix
A cow who attacked an 80-year-old woman in Rødøy Municipality in Nordland over the weekend will be put down, its owner said.
Kygo's debut album, 'Cloud Nine', will land at number 11 on the next Billboard chart. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix
Bergen native Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, is now the highest-ever placing Norwegian act on the Billboard 200 list.