Selection of Norway, with the Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and the madridista Martin Odegaard as figures, fell by 1-2 against a Greece fierce in defense and efficient in attack in his farewell to the La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, where on Wednesday they beat Luxembourg 1-0 in another friendly.
A header goal at 64 minutes from the defender Stefan Strandberg, a pass from Odegaard, was insufficient to overcome the goals of the Greeks Masouras y Androutsos in the first half, in a game in which Haaland played the 90 minutes, but without much presence in attack.
The first foray into the area was translated into a goal by Greece, with a magnificent filtered pass from Dimitris Pelkas that was not wasted Giorgos Masouras, Olympiakos attacker, on the edge of the first quarter of an hour.
A blunder by the Nordics in a clearance led to Greece’s 0-2 eight minutes later, at 21, when Thanasis Androutsos, also from Olympiacos, picked up a cross inside the area that practically pushed at the first touch to score.
Norway He made three changes to face the second half, relied on high pressure and delayed Odegaard further to control the midfield more, but his team remained entrenched until a corner got them into the game. It was in a head of Strandberg who touched the stick and entered, with some suspense, to put the 1-2 at 64.
From then on, the game was entirely for the Nordics, who pressed and took the ball in search of a draw, but all their attempts were in vain thanks to the retaining wall proposed by the Greek team, which managed to annul Haaland until the point that he had no chance to score.
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