Norway v Slovenia, 11 September 2012

Score2-1 to Norway
Referee Firat Aydinus
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Qualifying group E
VenueUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance11,168
Kick Off: 20:00 Local (19:00 BST) John Arne Riise scored a priceless injury-time penalty to earn Norway a narrow 2-1 win over Slovenia in Oslo and get their World Cup qualifying points tally off to a belated start in Group E. The Norwegians, reeling from Friday night's opening defeat to Iceland, fell behind to Marko Suler's 17th-minute opener but Markus Henriksen equalised 10 minutes later before Riise kept his nerve from the spot.

2  Norway

Manager: Egil Olsen

1  Slovenia

Manager: Slaviša Stojanović

Goals:

Markus Henriksen 27 G
John Arne Riise penalty 90 P

Goals:

Kjetil Waehler own goal 17 OG

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein
Defender John Arne Riise
Defender Espen Ruud
Defender/Centre back Brede Hangeland (captain)
Defender/Centre back Kjetil Waehler
Midfielder Markus Henriksen
Midfielder Ruben Jenssen
Forward Daniel Braaten

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak
Defender Boštjan Cesar (captain)
Defender Marko Šuler
Defender/Midfielder Bojan Jokić
Midfielder Armin Bacinovic
Midfielder Miso Brecko
Midfielder Josip Iličić
Midfielder Jasmin Kurtić
Forward Valter Birsa
Forward Tim Matavž

Substitutions:

Josh King for Mohammed Abdellaoue 46
Bjorn Helge Riise for Håvard Nordtveit 53
Alexander Soderlund for Tarik Elyounoussi 89

Substitutions:

Nejc Pecnik for Valter Birsa 7
Darijan Matic for Armin Bacinovic 61
Dejan Kelhar for Zlatan Ljubijankic 90

Cards:

Håvard Nordtveit 7 Y
Espen Ruud 55 Y

Cards:

Dejan Kelhar 90 Y

On the bench:

Defender Vadim Demidov
Defender/Midfielder Vegard Forren
Defender/Midfielder Tom Hogli
Defender/Midfielder Jonathan Parr
Defender/Midfielder Alex Tettey
Midfielder Magnus Eikrem
Midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise
Forward Josh King

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jasmin Handanović
Defender Dejan Kelhar
Defender Dominic Maroh
Defender Andraž Struna
Defender/Midfielder Andraz Kirm
Midfielder Aleš Mertelj
Midfielder Nejc Pecnik
Midfielder Mirnes Sisic
Forward Zlatko Dedic
Forward Darijan Matic
Forward Etien Velikonja