Rosenborg wins league championship

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For the 22nd time, the Rosenborg football club (RBK) from Trondheim came out on top of the top league in Norway. RBK’s match winner, Rade Prica, has now been on the winning team of the top league champions of both Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Rosenborg beat TIL from Tromsø 1-0 on Sunday. This was the 31st league match in a row without loss for Rosenborg, and another feather in his cap for Rosenborg’s legendary coach Nils Arne Eggen, although previous coach Erik Hamrén was said to have laid a good foundation. Rosenborg had most of the goal-scoring opportunities, but failed to connect with the back of the net until the 79th minute of the match.

According to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) celebrations in Rosenborg’s hometown were muted, not to say invisible. This was in sharp contrast for example to the near universal jubilation in Bergen in 2007, when their local soccer team, Brann, won the league.

Match winner Rade Prica was disappointed. “When we returned to Helsingborg (in Denmark) after the deciding match, 15,000 fans greeted us. That’s a little different from how I experience Trondheim,” Prica told website VG.no.

The match favourite, picked by a local jury, was Anthony Annan, who plays in the center of the second row of RBK’s 4-3-3 line-up.

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