European Championship Qualifying - Group H
Norway2Bulgaria1

Norway 2-1 Bulgaria

Martin Odegaard
Martin Odegaard has caught the eye of some of European's biggest clubs

Norway's Martin Odegaard became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship qualifier in his side's victory over Bulgaria in Oslo.

The Stromsgodset midfielder, who is 15 years and 300 days old, came on in the 64th minute with the score at 1-1.

Norway's Tarik Elyounoussi had lifted the ball over Nikolay Mihaylov, before Nikolay Bodurov levelled with a header.

Havard Nielsen sealed victory for Norway, who benefitted from Odegaard's creativity.

Who is Martin Odegaard?
Born on 17 December 1998 in Drammen, NorwayHe is the son of Hans Erik Odegaard, who made more than 200 league appearances for Stromsgodset
Has previously been invited to train with Bayern Munich and Manchester UnitedScored his first senior goal in a 4-1 win against Sarpsborg in May

The teenager was winning his second cap, after figuring in a friendly against United Arab Emirates in August. He played all of that match, which finished 0-0 in Stavanger.

In the process, he broke a record that had stood for 104 years. Tormod Kjellsen was previously Norway's youngest debutant, winning his first cap at the age of 15 years and 351 days when he played against Sweden in 1910.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona have all made scouting trips to watch Odegaard this season.

Martin Odegaard
Martin Odegaard is the son of former Stromsgodset player Hans Erik Odegaard

Line-ups

Norway

  • 12Nyland
  • 14Elabdellaoui
  • 6Nordtveit
  • 21Forren
  • 17Linnes
  • 5Tettey
  • 8JohansenBooked at 90mins
  • 15Skjelbred
  • 10ElyounoussiBooked at 59minsSubstituted forSamuelsenat 84'minutes
  • 20DaehliSubstituted forOdegaardat 64'minutes
  • 7KingSubstituted forNielsenat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jarstein
  • 2Danielsen
  • 3Gabrielsen
  • 4Hagen
  • 9Odegaard
  • 11Gulbrandsen
  • 13Samuelsen
  • 16Flo
  • 18Nielsen
  • 22Grytebust
  • 23Singh

Bulgaria

  • 13Mihaylov
  • 11ManolevSubstituted forMinevat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 2Popov
  • 5Bodurov
  • 14MinevBooked at 87mins
  • 21Dyakov
  • 17Milanov
  • 20Tonev
  • 22Iliev RusevSubstituted forAleksandrovat 77'minutes
  • 9PopovBooked at 88mins
  • 15HristovSubstituted forGalabinovat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stoyanov
  • 3Aleksandrov
  • 4Zanev
  • 6Minev
  • 7Aleksandrov
  • 8Galabinov
  • 10Zlatinski
  • 12Mitrev
  • 16Milanov
  • 18Gadzhev
  • 19Nedelev
  • 23Hristov
Referee:
Olegário Benquerença

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwayAway TeamBulgaria
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Norway 2, Bulgaria 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norway 2, Bulgaria 1.

Hand ball by Andrej Galabinov (Bulgaria).

Booking

Yordan Minev (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Stefan Johansen (Norway) is shown the yellow card.

Andrej Galabinov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Havard Nordtveit (Norway).

Apostol Popov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Havard Nielsen (Norway).

Booking

Ivelin Popov (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ivelin Popov (Bulgaria).

Vegard Forren (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Vegard Forren (Norway) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Veselin Minev (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Bulgaria).

Martin Odegaard (Norway) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Georgi Milanov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norway).

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Bulgaria).

Havard Nielsen (Norway) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Norway. Jone Samuelsen replaces Tarik Elyounoussi.

Hand ball by Veselin Minev (Bulgaria).

Foul by Apostol Popov (Bulgaria).

Havard Nielsen (Norway) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Andrej Galabinov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norway).

Offside, Norway. Havard Nielsen tries a through ball, but Tarik Elyounoussi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bulgaria. Mihail Aleksandrov replaces Georgi Iliev.

Offside, Bulgaria. Veselin Minev tries a through ball, but Andrej Galabinov is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Yordan Minev (Bulgaria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Svetoslav Dyakov.

Hand ball by Omar Elabdellaoui (Norway).

Georgi Milanov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vegard Forren (Norway).

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

Attempt blocked. Havard Nielsen (Norway) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vegard Forren.

Goal!

Goal! Norway 2, Bulgaria 1. Havard Nielsen (Norway) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Per Skjelbred.

Attempt missed. Havard Nielsen (Norway) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Georgi Iliev (Bulgaria).

Per Skjelbred (Norway) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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