European Championship Qualifying - 1st Leg
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Norway 0-1 Hungary

Hungary celebrate their winner in Oslo
Only one team has won a European Championship play-off after losing the first leg

Hungary took a step towards qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals by beating Norway in their play-off first leg.

The visitors - wearing black armbands in tribute to former goalkeeper Marton Fulop, who died on Thursday - scored the only goal when debutant Laszlo Kleinheisler smashed in from 15 yards.

In an open and entertaining game, Norway had 21 efforts on goal but could not find a way past Gabor Kiraly.

Hungary have not qualified for a major tournament since the 1986 World Cup.

The two sides will meet in Budapest on Sunday in the second leg with a place at next summer's finals in France at stake.

Euro 2016 play-off dates
Norway v Hungary (Agg: 0-1); Second leg in Budapest (Sun 15 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland; First leg in Zenica (Fri 13 Nov 19:45 GMT), second leg in Dublin (Mon 16 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Ukraine v Slovenia; First leg in Lviv (Sat, 14 Nov 17:00 GMT), second leg in Maribor (Tue 17 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Sweden v Denmark; First leg in Stockholm (Sat, 14 Nov 19:45 GMT), second leg in Copenhagen (Tues 17 Nov 19:45 GMT)
Read a guide to all of the play-off games here.

Only one team have qualified through the play-offs after losing the first leg since their inception for Euro 96 - Netherlands hammering Scotland 6-0 in 2003 after losing in Glasgow.

Kiraly - winning his 100th cap - was a key man throughout, making an outstanding early save to deny Norway skipper Per Ciljan Skjelbred and later dropping a corner which was eventually cleared off the line.

The hosts, who have not been to a major finals since Euro 2000, were on top in the early stages but conceded when 21-year-old Kleinheisler fired in a left-footed drive which goalkeeper Orjan Nyland could not keep out.

Norway piled on the pressure in the second half but found former Crystal Palace keeper Kiraly in inspired form, while Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg denied them a penalty when he instead booked Omar Elabdellaoui for a dive.

In the 88th minute, another Kiraly save kept out Alexander Soderlund, with substitute Pal Andre Heland heading the rebound against the crossbar.

Line-ups

Norway

  • 12Nyland
  • 14ElabdellaouiBooked at 65mins
  • 3Hovland
  • 21Forren
  • 2Høgli
  • 15SkjelbredSubstituted forHellandat 86'minutes
  • 5TetteyBooked at 19mins
  • 8Johansen
  • 19BergetSubstituted forElyounoussiat 74'minutes
  • 10Henriksen
  • 9SøderlundSubstituted forPedersenat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jarstein
  • 4Strandberg
  • 6Nordtveit
  • 7Pedersen
  • 11Odegaard
  • 13Elyounoussi
  • 16Aleesami
  • 17Linnes
  • 18Berisha
  • 20Berisha
  • 22Hansen
  • 23Helland

Hungary

  • 1Kiraly
  • 5Fiola
  • 20GuzmicsBooked at 39mins
  • 2Lang
  • 4KadarBooked at 34mins
  • 10GeraBooked at 23mins
  • 11Németh
  • 15KleinheislerSubstituted forNagyat 72'minutes
  • 6Elek
  • 7DzsudzsákSubstituted forLovrencsicsat 76'minutes
  • 9SzalaiSubstituted forPriskinat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Vanczak
  • 8Nagy
  • 12Bogdan
  • 13Böde
  • 14Lovrencsics
  • 16Pintér
  • 17Nikolic
  • 18Stieber
  • 19Priskin
  • 21de Almeida
  • 22Megyeri
  • 23Bosnjak
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwayAway TeamHungary
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home21
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home16
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Norway 0, Hungary 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norway 0, Hungary 1.

Tom Høgli (Norway) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Nagy (Hungary).

Substitution

Substitution, Hungary. Tamas Priskin replaces Ádám Szalai because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Markus Henriksen (Norway) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Pal Helland with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Richárd Guzmics.

Attempt saved. Marcus Pedersen (Norway) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pal Helland with a cross.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Tamas Kadar.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Tamas Kadar.

Pal Helland (Norway) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Norway) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Pedersen.

Marcus Pedersen (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zoltán Gera (Hungary).

Substitution

Substitution, Norway. Pal Helland replaces Per Skjelbred because of an injury.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Gergö Lovrencsics.

Foul by Even Hovland (Norway).

Ákos Elek (Hungary) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Tamas Kadar.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Pedersen (Norway) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.

Tom Høgli (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Nagy (Hungary).

Substitution

Substitution, Hungary. Gergö Lovrencsics replaces Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Substitution

Substitution, Norway. Mohammed Elyounoussi replaces Jo Inge Berget.

Attempt missed. Marcus Pedersen (Norway) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Per Skjelbred with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Hungary. Adam Nagy replaces Laszlo Kleinheisler.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Zoltán Gera.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Ákos Elek.

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Norway).

Ádám Szalai (Hungary) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Norway. Alexander Tettey tries a through ball, but Markus Henriksen is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norway) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Attila Fiola.

Booking

Omar Elabdellaoui (Norway) is shown the yellow card.

Omar Elabdellaoui (Norway) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt blocked. Jo Inge Berget (Norway) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Pedersen.

Corner, Norway. Conceded by Zoltán Gera.

Substitution

Substitution, Norway. Marcus Pedersen replaces Alexander Søderlund.

Stefan Johansen (Norway) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Krisztian Németh (Hungary).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 12th November 2015

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Czech Rep107121914522
2Iceland106221761120
3Turkey10532149518
4Netherlands104151714313
5Kazakhstan10127718-115
6Latvia10055619-135

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium107212451923
2Wales10631114721
3Bos-Herze105231712517
4Israel104151614213
5Cyprus104061617-112
6Andorra100010436-320

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain109012332027
2Slovakia10712178922
3Ukraine106131441019
4Belarus10325814-611
5Luxembourg10118627-214
6Macedonia10118618-124

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany107122491522
2Poland1063133102321
3R. of Ireland105321971218
4Scotland1043322121015
5Georgia103071016-69
6Gibraltar100010256-540

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England1010003132830
2Switzerland107032481621
3Slovenia105141811716
4Estonia1031649-510
5Lithuania10316718-1110
6San Marino10019136-351

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland10631168821
2Romania10550112920
3Hungary10442119216
4Finland10334910-112
5Faroe Islands10208617-116
6Greece10136714-76

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria109102251728
2Russia106222151620
3Sweden10532159618
4Montenegro103251013-311
5Liechtenstein10127226-245
6Moldova10028416-122

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy10730167924
2Croatia106312051520
3Norway106131310319
4Bulgaria10325912-311
5Azerbaijan10136718-116
6Malta10028316-132

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal8701115621
2Albania8422105514
3Denmark833285312
4Serbia8215813-54
5Armenia8026514-92
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