Pittaras shines as Cyprus stop the rot

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 19.50CET
Norway 1-3 Cyprus
Andreas Pittaras scored twice as Cyprus ended a run of five consecutive defeats in Group 7.
Pittaras shines as Cyprus stop the rot
Espen Børnfsen of Norway (right) is chased by Costas Markou ©AFP
 

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NorwayCyprus

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards0
5
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts10
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners10
 
1
Fouls committed7
 
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Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 19.50CET

Pittaras shines as Cyprus stop the rot

Norway 1-3 Cyprus
Andreas Pittaras scored twice as Cyprus ended a run of five consecutive defeats in Group 7.

Two goals in quick succession from Andreas Pittaras helped Cyprus defeat Norway and move off the foot of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7 at the expense of their opponents.

Pittaras's efforts, on 59 and 65 minutes, came after Valentinos Sielis had headed a 51st-minute opener past Lars Stubhaug. Mohammed Fellah's expertly-taken free-kick 12 minutes from time was scant consolation for a Norway team who have now lost their last five matches in the section. Cyprus conclude their campaign at home to Serbia on Tuesday, when Norway visit Slovakia.

 

Last updated: 03/09/10 23.47CET

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