Fourth in a row without a win – VG

Fourth in a row without a win - VG

(Tromsø – Vålerenga 1-1) Vålerenga hopes for a medal got another shot in the arm after he had to earn an away draw against Tromsø.


Vålerenga had a competition in the medal match after having had only two points in his last three matches before there was a small break from the capital team’s elite series.

In the first elite league game in four weeks, there was another away points loss to Tromsø.

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When asked if he was happy with the result, Vålerenga coach Dag-Eilev Fagermo said the following to Discovery+.

– Basically no, but as the match was, that’s fine. We conceded seven goals in our last two away games against Ghent and Hogesund. Defensively, we are at least better, even if the goal of the setback does not come. Offensively, it bears the mark of a lot of new. We need the training ground now and the weeks between each match to get the potential in the team, says Fagermo.

During the summer, Vålerenga sold players such as Aron Dønnum, Kristoffer Klaesson and Sam Adekugbe.

First match: Ibi Moussa (left) scored Tromso’s goal. Photo: Ron Stoltz-Bertinosen

Tromsø was the best team during most of the match, and topped well with Ibye Moussa after 65 minutes. The striker was well played by Robin Wettergaard Jensen and was safely alone with goalkeeper Kjetil Haug.

Henrik Bjørdal, who hit one tunnel after another in the first round, equalized for Vålerenga a quarter of an hour before the end with a superb kick.

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Tromsø is still without a home win in Elitzeren this season.

– That was what we got, and then perhaps that was what we deserved. I think we’re doing a lot of good in the first place. In the second half, we were not very accurate with the ball and block the ball away easily. We’re not entirely happy with the second half, but one point was what we got, so we have to take it with us, says Tromsø coach Gaute Helstrup to Discovery+.

Draw: Henrik Bjørdal tied for Valringa a quarter of an hour before the end. Photo: Ron Stoltz-Bertinosen

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While Vålerenga needed a win to keep up with the medal match, Tromsø managed to get to the touchdown places with a home win against the capital’s team.

Last week, Tromsø won a very important away match against Mogondalen, opting to start with the same eleven matches on Sunday.

It was a recipe that seemed to work for Tromso, who was clearly close to the goal in the first half. The closest was August Mikkelsen, who had to see that the post blocked the target just over half an hour later.

The tour otherwise featured headers between Henrik Bjørdal and Lasse Nilsen. Both players had to sew a few stitches, but after several minutes they were sent out onto the field again.

Double bandage: Henrik Bjørdal (in blue) and Lasse Nilsen (in white and red) had to sew a few stitches after a head strike. Photo: Ron Stoltz-Bertinosen

Tromsø also had his first big chance in the second half. Eric Kitolano played free in front of goal, but under pressure he was unable to control the goal in the end.

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Ebiye Moses did just that when he came alone with Kjetil Haug after 65 minutes. Striker sent Tromso up front, but it took only ten minutes before Henrik Bejordahl equalized for Valringa.

A little earlier, Vidar Oren Kjartansson made his first league match since May 30, but the striker failed to get a chance to make a comeback after injury.

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