(Stabæk – Strømsgodset 0-0) For the first time since 2008, he finished 0-0 in a match between Stabæk and Strømsgodset. Stabæk can thank Captain Simen Wangberg for this, among other things.
One point is enough for Stabæk to now be completely behind Brann in the playoffs with ten rounds remaining, narrowly short of goal difference.
After a game almost devoid of chances in the first 85 minutes, both teams had a great chance at the end. The first chance saved Stabæk sacrificial captain Simen Wangberg on the goal line after a superb ball from Halldor Stenevik, while Pål Alexander Kirkevold abused Stabæk’s great chance for extra time.
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– Well done. I was sure he was scoring and I won the match, but that’s it. It’s a good defensive game, Stenevik tells Discovery+.
It’s a bit of luck, and there are a number of explanations I’ve given over the course of my career that have helped me in this situation, Wangberg tells Discovery+.
In the middle of the first half, Frederick Hogan had to go out due to an injury, after teammate Ivan Messik trampled him on the arm.
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– It was so painful. I hope it was just a big blast, but at the moment it looks really painful. “I hope it’s not a break,” Haugen tells Discovery+ during the break.
Stabæk coach Eric Keono responded to the situation with gallows humor.
– That’s how it was all year long. Once players start scoring goals, they get injured. We’re used to it, Kjønø told Discovery+.
Stabæk and Strømsgodset both won big on the Elite Tour this weekend, but it could be Strømsgodset who narrowly entered Wednesday’s game after beating Stabæk 5-1 in the third round of the cup at home in Drammen last Wednesday.
Then Stabæk tried with a 3-5-2 formation, which they had much more luck with on Sunday’s Sandefjord. There Stabiek won 3-0, while on Saturday Stromsgodset beat Sarpsborg 08 5-0. However, there was no goal in Naderod on Wednesday night.
Fredrik Haugen actually got his first match chance already three minutes later, but the shot from 12 meters wasn’t in a good enough position to beat Vigar Mehra.
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Ipalebo Jack, for his part, used a version of the “Hand of God” when he got the ball into the net just before the break. The Strømsgodset player ended up hitting the ball into the goal, first with his left hand and then his right, receiving a yellow card from referee Sivert Oksnes Amland.
“It was actually a mistake,” Jack said with a laugh, discovering + during the break.
In last week’s cup match, Jordan Kadri scored a hat-trick for Stromsgodst, and with seven minutes of normal time remaining, the Nigerian striker hit the field after a poor second half.
In extra time, Pål Alexander Kirkevold had a solid chance to secure three important points for Stabæk, but from a distance of five metres, the striker fired the ball high.
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