Rosenborg’s European dream was shattered in overtime – shattered against Hearts

Rosenborg’s European dream was shattered in overtime – shattered against Hearts

EDINBURGH (VG) (Hearts – Rosenborg 3–1, 4–3 aggregate) Rosenborg is out of the Conference League after a dream start against Hearts.


There will be no more European matches for Rosenborg this fall. Hearts pulled the tallest straw in overtime and are ready for the Conference League Playoffs.

– I am very disappointed that we are not able to beat them. I think we’re actually a better football team than they are, but that’s too much on their terms. There will be a lot of jousting and balls in the air. There we are a little weaker than them,” Rosenborg coach Sven Mallen tells VG after the match.

Rosenborg is thus the only Norwegian team not to have reached the playoffs this year.

– Rosenborg was the first major in Norway in the past. They have a long way to go. The truth is you can see that Brann can do it, Glimt can do it and his generator can do it, but not Rosenborg, says Kjetil Rekdal on VG + Sport after the match, before adding:

– The distance to what it was in the old days is a step up. They just have to accept that.

Kjetil Rekdal was launched in Rosenborg in June. Since then, he has not seen a single match with Rosenborg according to him. Comment on the first match of VG + Sport.

– You gave me an almost impossible task. If you are positive I prefer them. And if I’m negative, then I’m angry and bitter. “I will try to stay in the middle before kick-off,” Reykdal told fellow commentator Vegard Ollstad.

There was every reason to be positive on Rosenborg’s behalf at first. For Isaac Snaer, Thorvaldsson made it 1-0 with four minutes to go. They kept the pressure on the home team after the goal.

– It’s a very good start from Rosenborg, said Rekdal.

But barely ten minutes after the goal, Hearts cleared a volley into the back room. Out of nowhere, Lawrence Shankland ends up alone with the goalkeeper and scores 1-1.

– A very simple backdoor method. It’s a poor defensive game. The former Rosenborg boss summed up the draw for the experienced players at the back.

There were many tough duels on the grass. There was also sweltering heat between the two training benches during the match.

– I was surprised at how harsh the Scots must be complaining and complaining and all that. I don’t understand any of that, Malin says of the Hearts’ behavior.

Overtime Champion: Cameron Devlin sent Hearts into the Conference League

It was a poor start to the second half when Cameron Devlin made it 2-1. Thus, the two teams were at the same distance.

The game was heading into overtime, and Rosenborg was actually the closest to securing promotion in overtime. But then Hearts made a transformation.

Devlin shot from the box through Tobias Burkitt and shot past Andre Hansen in the goal. So there will be no more European football in Lerkendal this fall.

– Now Rosenborg may have had a fair amount of luck with scores in the last seconds and red cards for opponents in the past month. It obviously doesn’t last forever. Today they will be bitter to have margins against them at the end of the game, says Rekdal on VG + Sport’s Europakveld broadcast on Thursday evening.


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