Euro 2016: Norway beat Azerbaijan

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Norway played their latest Group H Euro 2016 qualifying match. Photo: Shutterstock
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Norway won their third match in Group H with a 1-0 victory away from home against Azerbaijan, on Sunday.

The Nordic nation took the lead in the 25th minute with a goal from Håvard Nordtveit. The 24-year-old defender headed the ball into the net from a Stefan Johansen cross.

The first-half was a scrappy affair, littered with fouls and freekicks and Norway was content with most of the best chances, culminating in the goal ahead of the half-time whistle.

The second-half saw Azerbaijan pushing for an equalizer as Norway sought to put the game out of their opponent's reach.

Neither team created many clear-cut chances and Norway won the match, happy to take away the three points.

After the match, goal scorer Nordtveit, said to MAX: "We knew it was going to become a tough match. We came here to take three points, and it's truly wonderful that we got them."

Teen soccer sensation Martin Ødegaard was not in the squad for this game.

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Norway's next Euro 2016 qualifier match is away to Croatia on March 28th next year.

Croatia drew 1-1 with Italy in their Group H crunch match on Sunday. Both teams still lead the table.

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