Sunday, April 8, 2012

France 4, Norway 1 - Recap

This was a tough result to take because I honestly felt that there was a win to be had. The first half was pretty much dead even, with France puting on pressure, but Norway playing well in the mid and at the back and not allowing any good chances. France scored the first goal of the game when Danny Marchenko picked up a poor Norway clearance and ripped a beauty top corner goal with about 8 minutes left in the half. Norway tied it up with three minutes left when France turned it over at the back and Stefan Husdal slotted home a shot.

For the first five minutes of the second half Norway had the pressure and the possession but couldn't grab a goal. I believe the game turned about seven minutes in when Norway created a chance in the box but an open look was skyed. Eventually, France began to control the ball and their majority of possession tired out the Norway defense. France ended up scoring two goals in the span of two minutes to pretty well seal the win. France got another one in the final minute of play.

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