Live: Cup semi-final

Live: Cup semi-final

Valerenga – Bodo/Glimt 2-3 (1-1)

INTILITY ARENA (Dagbladet): What a result for Bodø/Glimt! Pemi Mombagna gets a penalty kick from a long-distance copper kick.

– It is one of the most beautiful goals in Norwegian football in 2023, says TV 2 commentator Morten Langley.

– This is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever performed on Norwegian soil, says partner Jesper Matthiessen.

– It shouldn’t be possible. “It’s one of the wildest things I’ve seen,” he adds.

VIF equalized at 2-2 shortly after Bodø/Glimt took the lead again. Mombanya made it 2-1 ten minutes after the break, before Ilicic scored his second goal of the day – also with a header.

Bodø/Glimt took the lead for the first time two minutes later after Ulrik Saltnes pulled one man down in the penalty area and went forward. VIF responded a quarter of an hour later when Andrej Ilicic scored the equalizer from close range.

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BANGSTART: Guests cheer after early lead.  Photo: Terry Bendixby/NTB

BANGSTART: Guests cheer after early lead. Photo: Terry Bendixby/NTB
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The stage is set for the semi-finals of the cup, with the winner taking on Molde in the final to be played on 9 December in Ulleval.

The two teams met just four days ago in Eliteserien. Then it ended 4-2 against Bodo/Glimt in Bodo.

Bodo/Glimt lost the cup final to Molde (0-1) last season.

Valerenga is missing team captain and national team goalkeeper Stefan Strandberg, which is a big loss for the hosts. According to reports, he is supposed to be sick.

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