Solveig Gulbrandsen’s goal in Norway’s match against the Netherlands on Sunday at the women’s European football championships in Sweden may sweep the national team right into the quarter finals, commentators claimed on Monday.
The goal left Norway with a 1-0 victory in their second match at Women’s Euro 2013, “very well-deserved,” reported newspaper Dagsavisen, after solid play that “shocked” the Dutch in both the first and second halves.
Goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth defended her turf well, the Norwegians played defensively well and Gulbrandsen scored on the offense. After holding off Iceland in a 1-1 tie last week, Norway has two points and optimistic Norwegians viewed that as gullverdt (maybe worthy of gold later on) since the Netherlands has a strong team. Norway has eight players at Euro 2013 over age 30, all veterans who clearly aren’t past their prime.
The next match will be against Germany on Wednesday.