Trondheim’s local football club Rosenborg has secured the Norwegian league championship even though the season isn’t over yet. Rosenborg’s victory on Sunday over Stabæk of Bærum secured it the points needed to win, at a level that no other team has a chance left to match.
The 1-0 victory came in overtime, after Stabæk managed to deny Rosenborg any goals and keep the score at an even 0-0 until some decisive kicking was needed after the standard 90 minutes of play.
It came when Rosenborg’s Anders Konradsen scored before 19,981 cheering fans on home turf at Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim.
Stabæk can look back on a solid season under the management of American coach Bob Bradley, who nonetheless had to concede that no other team can rival Rosenborg for the championship now. Rosenborg’s own coach Kåre Ingebrigtsen was, meanwhile, restrained after Sunday’s victory. “I won’t accept congratulations yet,” he said, opting to wait until the season is properly concluded.