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Oct 13, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Elyounoussi (13'), Nielsen (72')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Bodurov (43')

Result: Norway edge out Bulgaria

Norway make it two wins in a week with a 2-1 victory over Bulgaria in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Havard Nielsen scored the winner as Norway recorded a 2-1 victory over Group H rivals Bulgaria on Monday evening.

Norway jumped onto the front foot from the first whistle, and they broke the deadlock in just the 13th minute when Tarik Elyounoussi found space inside the box to fire home from Per Ciljan Skjelbred's clever pass.

Norway's Tarik Elyounoussi scoring 1-0 during the Euro 2016 Group H qualifying football match Norway vs Bulgaria in Oslo, Norway on October 13, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts dominated the exchanges for the majority of the first half, but were guilty of failing to capitalise as Martin Linnes struck an effort straight at Nikolay Mihaylov after beating the offside trap.

Bulgaria punished Norway with their first clear chance before the break when Nikolay Bodurov headed in an inviting cross from Georgi Iliev.

It would once again be the home side who took control early in the second half, but they were left frustrated when Joshua King's curled strike drifted just past the post.

The visitors continued to improve as the match progressed, and it looked like Bulgaria would find a winner as the game reached the latter stages.

However, the crucial third goal would be scored by Norway with 19 minutes remaining as Skjelbred curled another cross into the box, allowing Nielsen to drill home the winner.

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Nikolay Bodurov of Bulgaria during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier group B match between Italy and Bulgaria at Renzo Barbera Stadium on September 6, 2013
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