Last-minute goal of Joshua King has made Spain unable to be sure to win the ticket to the UEFA EURO 2020 finals.
EURO 2020 qualifiers have not yet ended with Spain in the 7th round, when they could not win all 3 points on the Norwegian field.
Traveling to Northern Europe, Spain soon felt the determination of the Norwegian host. With 9 points obtained after 6 rounds, Norway is still capable of winning tickets to EURO, especially if they get good results against Spain. And they did it.
Playing on a level with Spain, Norway also has more chances than the visitors. With the confidence of striker Joshua King, and the maneuverability of Odegaard, especially right-winger El Abdellaoui, Norway continuously launched dangerous pieces towards the goal of Kepa.
Losing the first half, but Spain was the team that opened the scoring first, only 2 minutes after the second half started. The Spanish impasse was temporarily solved by Saul’s superb long-range shot. However, the opening goal of Spain only made Norway more determined.
The host attacks throughout the second half after Saul opened the scoring, and Norway paid off in extra time. Joshua King is the one who made everyone burst with an equalizer on the 11m mark. Earlier, Kepa had clumsily committed a fuse with Abdellaoui. Last-minute equalizer, Spain did not promptly back up, they had to accept leaving with 1 point, with the ticket temporarily suspended EURO.
With 19 points, Gaur needs 3 more points in the remaining 3 rounds to be able to qualify for EURO 2020 finals. Currently, the following 3 teams still have the opportunity with a score of 14, 13, 10 of Sweden, Romania, and Norway. (Formula: each team will take the first 2 teams, so the teams can come to EURO as the second group).
Line-up to Norway vs Spain
– Norway: Jarstein (GK); Aleesami, Nordtveit, Ajer, El Abdellaoui; Henriksen, Berge, Selnaes, Johansen; Joshua King, Odegaard.
– Spain: Kepa (GK); Bernat, Albiol, Ramos, Navas; Saul, Busquets, Fabian Ruiz; Oyarzabal, Ceballos, Rodrigo.