Norway vs Slovakia: Norway squared off against Slovakia at the Ullevaal Stadion in an international friendly match
The 1st half was almost even in the perspective of statistics and domination although the better chances fell for Norway which they could not capitalize on.
The 2nd half started with Norway coming out with more intensity and determination and rightly they were able to take 1-0 lead courtesy of none other than Erling Haaland. Soon after this, Martin Ødegaard was able to double the lead with a glorious finish from outside the box. Slovakia tried to raise their intensity but Norway were able to deal with it well. Ultimately, the match ended 2-0 in favour of Norway.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Norway vs Slovakia match:-
Norway vs Slovakia Player Ratings
Ørjan Nyland (6.4/10): The goalkeeper was not troubled much in the match but made a few simple saves. He was able to keep the clean sheet.
Andreas Hanche-Olsen (6.3/10): The defender was pretty solid in the backline making crucial blocks and clearances and had a commanding performance.
Leo Ostigard (6.3/10): The centre-back also had a very solid game tonight making some important tackles and interceptions.
Fredrik Andre Bjørkan (6.3/10): The left-back was able to carry the ball well in certain situations and also helped defensively.
Marcus Pedersen (6.2/10): The right-back also had a similar performance making some combinations and also making some off the ball runs.
Mathias Normann (6.4/10): The midfielder was quite involved in the game holding onto the ball and making some good passes.
Sander Berge (6.4/10): The midfielder had a commanding performance in the midfield making some good passes and interceptions and also carried the ball well.
Erling Haaland (7/10): The striker was involved in certain situations and made a few combinations. He was able to score the only goal for Norway with a first time finish.
Alexander Sørloth (6.4/10): The striker made some good passes and was pretty much involved in the game. He also had a few shots at the goal.
Mohammed Elyounoussi (6.7/10): The winger had the best chances of the match and also looked dangerous at times but could not produce anything fruitful.
Martin Ødegaard (7.3/10): The attacking midfielder was always at the heart of the field, involved in almost everything and made some good passes and progressions. He scored the 2nd goal for Norway with a glorious finish.
Kristian Thorstvedt (6.4/10): He had an effective game after coming on as a sub as he assisted the 1st goal for Norway and also had an impactful game.
Mats Dæhli (6.3/10): He also had an effective game as he was able to assist the 2nd goal for Norway and also made a few good passes as well.
Fredrik Aursnes (5.3/10): He made a few passes and interceptions after coming on and had a fairly satisfactory game.
Julian Ryerson: N/A
Veton Berisha: N/A
Marek Rodak (5.8/10): Slovakia goalkeeper had a really tough game tonight and had to make some good saves to keep Norway from scoring. But, he was scored passed twic by Norway.
Milan Skriniar (6/10): The centre-back was fairly solid in the defence making some blocks and tackles but looked a bit nervous in certain situations.
Martin Valjent (5.8/10): The centre-back was fairly decent in the defence specially in the 1st half but his performance faded away as the game went on.
David Hancko (5.7/10): The left-back though played some passes and made some runs, looked nervous at times and could not deal with Sorloth.
Martin Koscelnik (5.6/10): The right-back also had a similar performance making a few passes and interceptions but could not deal with Elyounoussi.
Ondrej Duda (5.8/10): The attacking midfielder was involved in the game making some good passes and creating a couple of chances.
Patrik Hrosovsky (5.7/10): The midfielder had a somewhat satisfactory performance making some passes and trying to control the tempo in the midfield.
Stanislav Lobotka (5.9/10): The midfielder was involved in the game making some good passes and interceptions and also tried to create some chances.
Ladislav Almasi (5.7/10): The forward could not create anything special tonight apart from a few passes and runs.
Lukas Haraslin (5.6/10): The winger also had a pretty similar performance and made a few passes and runs but without any effect.
Tomas Suslov (5.3/10): The attacking midfielder could not play for long as he had to substituted due to an injury. However, in the time he played, he made some passes and runs.
Martin Regali (5/10): He came on as a sub in the 1st half following an injury to Suslov. He played a few passes and made a few runs but could not do much.
Boris Sekulic (4.5/10): He was pretty much ineffective after coming on apart from a few passes and inteceptions.
David Strelec (4/10): He was not involved much and had an ineffective game.
Matús Bero (4/10): He was also not much involved apart from a few passes.
Erik Jirka: N/A
Christián Herc: N/A