European Championship Qualifying - Group F
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Spain 2-1 Norway: Sergio Ramos 'Panenka' gives three-time winners victory

Sergio Ramos
Ramos took his tally to 90 career goals for Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla

Captain Sergio Ramos scored his 16th goal of the season - and his fifth chipped penalty - as Spain edged past Norway in their opening Euro 2020 qualifying game.

Defender Ramos converted a 'Panenka' style spot-kick for the winning goal.

Former Bolton loanee Rodrigo scored the opener on his home ground in Valencia, before Bournemouth's Joshua King equalised with a penalty for Norway.

Spain won the European Championship in 1964, 2008 and 2012.

They dominated the contest with 75% possession and 26 shots, with Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who is on loan from Chelsea, missing a number of chances for the hosts.

But he did earn Spain's penalty when tripped in the box by Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein, allowing Real Madrid centre-back Ramos to step up and dink in his 10th penalty of the season to take his tally to 90 career goals.

Line-ups

Spain

  • 1De Gea
  • 22Navas
  • 15Ramos
  • 4MartínezBooked at 64mins
  • 18Alba
  • 21ParejoSubstituted forRodriat 77'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8CeballosBooked at 53minsSubstituted forCanalesat 74'minutes
  • 9Rodrigo
  • 7MorataSubstituted forMataat 89'minutes
  • 10Asensio

Substitutes

  • 2Gómez
  • 3Gayá
  • 6Saúl
  • 11Canales
  • 12Hermoso
  • 13Arrizabalaga
  • 14Bernat
  • 16Rodri
  • 17Mata
  • 19Muniain
  • 20Roberto
  • 23López

Norway

  • 1Jarstein
  • 14Elabdellaoui
  • 6Nordtveit
  • 3AjerBooked at 35mins
  • 2Aleesami
  • 20ØdegaardSubstituted forElyounoussiat 56'minutes
  • 19Henriksen
  • 18Selnaes
  • 8JohansenBooked at 54minsSubstituted forKamaraat 77'minutes
  • 10ElyounoussiBooked at 51minsSubstituted forJohnsenat 55'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 7King

Substitutes

  • 4Hovland
  • 5Rosted
  • 9Sørloth
  • 11Elyounoussi
  • 12Bråtveit
  • 13Fossum
  • 15Møller Dæhli
  • 16Svensson
  • 17Linnes
  • 21Johnsen
  • 22Grytebust
  • 23Kamara
Referee:
Andris Treimanis

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamNorway
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home26
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away23

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Spain 2, Norway 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Spain 2, Norway 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Norway. Joshua King tries a through ball, but Bjørn Johnsen is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  5. Post update

    Delay in match Sergio Ramos (Spain) because of an injury.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Bjørn Johnsen (Norway) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Sergio Busquets (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bjørn Johnsen (Norway).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Norway. Conceded by Sergio Canales.

  10. Post update

    Rodrigo (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Markus Henriksen (Norway).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marco Asensio (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sergio Canales with a through ball.

  13. Post update

    Rodrigo (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joshua King (Norway).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Jaime Mata replaces Álvaro Morata.

  16. Post update

    Jordi Alba (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ola Kamara (Norway).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Busquets (Spain).

  19. Post update

    Mohamed Elyounoussi (Norway) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Kristoffer Ajer.

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