Tuesday, November 30

Vital victory for Mjøndalen in amp «Ælv Classico»

DRAMMEN (VG) (Strømsgodset – Mjøndalen 1-2) Several times the players pushed each other, but it was relegation-threatened Mjøndalen who won the war. With good help from Godset’s defense.

INTENSIVE: The atmosphere was anything but good between the rivals along the Drammenselva. This time Mjøndalen came out victorious.

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Marienlyst and Mjøndalen are on the same side of the Drammenselva, but division is still one of the key words when Strømsgodset and Mjøndalen meet at «Ælv Classico».

In the stands, the home and away fans fought in a wonderful sound duel, while the teams took care of the distribution of points in an intense showdown. It was Mjøndalen that got off to the best start.

Gustav Valsvik and Morten Sætra cloned it in their own defense. The defender did not see Syver Skaar Eriksen come chasing, while the goalkeeper ended up in the middle distance. The Mjøndalen player easily rounded Sætra and rolled the ball into the open goal.

Honor and pride are at stake every time the teams play against each other, but for Mjøndalen, survival is also a concern in the final sprint of the Elite Series.

With a victory, Vegard Hansen’s men were able to climb up from the relegation places – though with one game more played than their closest competitors – and every point at the end of the season is vital.

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The estate has secured a place in the division, but controlled most of the game. However, it went a long way between the big chances, and Mjøndalen, led by Markus Nakkim, defended masterfully. The mood was occasionally amp, where the opponents pushed and pushed each other often.

Godset is the Eliteserien’s fourth best home team, but the guests from Mjøndalen were deadly efficient and doubled the lead. Once again thanks to hopeless defensive play.

In a pressured situation, Ari Leifsson stunned Fredrik Brustad alone through against the goalkeeper. He solved that challenge with an elegant lob.

Another substitute, Kristoffer Tokstad, knocked in a late reduction and it was a hectic end to the match. But it was the guests who ran away with three points from Marienlyst.

Mjøndalen has three games left in the Eliteserien, where Sarpsborg, Vålerenga and Bodø / Glimt are waiting. There they need new points to survive in the division.


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