Molde prevails again in Cup race

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Molde Football Club will be playing in its second Norwegian cup final in a row after beating rival club Stabæk Wednesday night to clinch a spot in the country’s most popular fall standoff. The match wasn’t decided until the bitter end, when Mohamed Elyounoussi kicked in the winning goal.

“I’m going to remember that goal for a long time,” Elyounoussi said afterwards. Molde’s captain, Daniel Berg Hestad, claimed it was all a matter of the best team winning. Molde won the cup last year, against Rosenborg, and also won in 1994 and 2005.

Molde will face either Odd Grenland of Skien or Sarpsborg 08, depending on the outcome of the other cup semi-final match set for Thursday night. That match is sold out, just like the match between Molde and Stabæk was on Stabæk’s home turf at Nadderud in Bærum. The cup final itself is scheduled for Sunday November 23 at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo.

newsinenglish.no staff