|Attempts off target||0||0|
Norway registered their first victory of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 7 on a warm night in Famagusta.
Breakthroughs either side of the hour mark, first from Tarik Elyounoussi and then an own goal by Antonis Katsis, extended the visitors' lead after Harmet Singh had fired Norway in front on 29 minutes. Georgios Efrem reduced Cyprus's arrears ten minutes from time on but it was too late to prevent Øystein Gåre's team building on their draw with Slovakia in June and going top of the section.
Norway immediately took a firm grip of proceedings with Cyprus No1 Tasos Kissas keeping out efforts from Peter Orry Larsen and Singh. The latter was proving difficult to contain and so it proved when he skipped past Kyriakos Pelentritis, cut in from the left and fired powerfully in off the post.
After Panayiotis Panayiotou missed a chance at the beginning of the second half, Elyounoussi pounced on a slip at the back to double the lead with 58 minutes gone, before Nordtveit's shot deflected in off Katsis. Efrem finally got the hosts on the scoresheet with a penalty awarded for a trip by Nordtveit.
|1||Tasos Kissas (GK) (C)||12||Andre Hansen (GK)|
|2||Panayiotis Panayiotou||2||Magne Simonsen|
|4||Kostantinos Zarnas||3||Håvard Nordtveit|
|7||Ruben Yttergård Jenssen (C)|
|17||Georgios Tofas||15||Peter Orry Larsen|
|20||Christos Efthymiou||18||Marcus Pedersen|
|12||Gavriel Constandinou (GK)||1||Lasse Staw (GK)|
|13||Kastanas Pierakis||14||Håkon Skogseid|
|15||Kyriakos Kyriakou||17||Mads Stokkelien|
|16||Charis Kyriakou||20||Amin Nouri|
|Savvas Paraskevas (CYP)||Øystein Gåre (NOR)|
|Carlos Xistra (POR)|
|José Ramalho (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)|
|Marco Bruno Santos Ferreira (POR)|