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Norway v Nigeria | Group Stage 2019

FIFA Women's World Cup | Stade Auguste-Delaune

For the Super Falcons, it began well. Ordega, Oparanozie and Oshoala were the forward line that combined superbly with Ngozi Okobi in the central area. Sadly the midfield advanced, offering Norway an opportunity to attack the defense. The midfield was lost. Dennerby has a lot on his bench, including Uchenna Kanu in the form and young Rasheedat Ajibade in the middle ground. Would we see a break shift?

The Nigerian fans were silenced in this objective at least momentarily as half-time approached. Norway does well to mix the stuff in the attack and maintains ownership but does not fear to play a longer ball when it sees the chance. That makes it hard for Nigeria, which is caught between the player being put under pressure and being knocked out.

It was a regular triumph for Martino Sjogren in Reims after a somewhat unpleasant early few times for Norway. Nigeria started the match on the front foot, but was winded by the deflected strike of Guro Reiten.

Then the side of Thomas Dennerby was punished with two fast-success objectives–a thunderbolt from Lisa-Marie Utland and a goal of Osinachi Ohale–for concentration gaps, which shielded the outcome in advance.

Image: Kane Oosty and FIFA.

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