(Moldi – Sarpsborg 08 4-2) Jacob Karlstrom (25) made it difficult for his teammates in the quarter-final against Sarpsborg 08. Then Eric Holland Andersen (29) and Martin Linnes (30) saved the Moldova team.
– If we ask the goalkeeper, he will probably take one or two of them. But he is new and educated. There are a lot of people who want the ball here, so get a little used to it, says Magnus Wolf-Ekrim, Molde captain and goal scorer.
The new signing of Karlstrom ended quickly in the center of the action at his new stadium. But not a positive sign.
The latest strength of the recent defense that the national team has been exposed to recently is the ball in their legs. That’s certainly not what it looked like when five minutes in the spring sun were held on Acre. Mikkel Maigaard and Guillermo Molins took advantage of Karlstrøm’s indifference and sent guests up front.
In the quarter prior to the end he was completely put out when he missed the field completely. Sarpsborg striker Stephen Lee Skelevic took advantage of this to make it 2-2.
So, perhaps Karlstrom was delighted when Eric Hollande Andersen managed to secure the semi-final ten minutes before the end of the match. Martin Linnes swept all doubt aside after two minutes of extra time.
There was a lot of chaos today, but we scored four goals and reached the semi-finals. This is the most important thing. We also meet a good team, but in the end we show quality, Oland Andersen tells NRK.
He realizes that this gives my generator crew extra energy towards the beginning of the series.
It’s great that we get these matches so early. The cup is important. We want to win things, Haugalendingen says.
This is the first time that Molde has played in the semi-finals of the cup since 2017.
The guests, who looked good this winter, kept Moldy out of the race after they had taken the lead, but then came in with the goal of equalizing. Beautiful Moldy compositions culminated in a pre-recorded post from Martin Linnes to Ola Brynhildsen.
1-1 in the city of roses.
Just before the break, the same man was very close to sending the home team up front, but the two teams mangled in the locker room for 1-1.
The second round was only three minutes old when we got a stylistic study in shooting technique. With the outside of the foot, the Moldy Captain Wolf Icrim sent a powerful shot to the root of the right column.
Sarpsborg goalkeeper Anders Christiansen was after the ball, but he was unable to block the net.
When the 75 minutes were played, the equalizer came as Karlstrom was on a bear run in his court. Stephen Lee Skalevik made it 2-2, before Eric Holland Andersen and Martin Lennis secured his birth in the semi-finals.
Goal scorer Skalevik was also sent off six minutes before the end of the game after a really ugly tackle on superb talent Sivert Mansverk.
In the past ten years, Molde has played four semi-finals in the cup. In 2017, Lillestrøm lost, while Tromsø came back strong in 2012. In 2013 and 2014, LSK and Stabæk won respectively.
The draw for the semi-finals will take place after Bodeau/Glimt-Lillstrom later tonight.
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