Morocco 2 Norway 2

Henning Berg

Mo­rocco 2 Nor­way 2, St­ade De La Mos­son, FIFA Wor­ld Cup Fi­nals Group Sta­ge, June 10, 1998. Man­chester United´s Hen­ning Berg en­joyed an ex­cel­lent mat­ch as Nor­way ma­naged a point ag­ainst Mo­rocco in Mont­pel­li­er. Egil Olsen´s troops came back twice dur­ing the group sta­ge en­counter wi­th The At­las Li­ons to snatch a 2-2 draw from the jaws of defeat.

De­port­ivo de La Co­runa mid­fielder Mustapha Hadji gave Mo­rocco the lead in the 38 min­ute of the con­test wi­th a su­perb shot which flew pa­st Nor­we­gi­an goal­keeper Frode Gro­das and in­to the far bot­tom cor­ner of the net, on­ly for Nor­way to equal­ise thanks to an own goal from FC Porto´s Youssef Chippo sev­en min­utes la­ter in the ga­me. Then, fif­teen min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf of the tie, Mo­rocco re­gained their lead when Ab­del­ja­lil Hadda stormed in­to the area and ham­mered an un­stoppable ef­fort pa­st a help­less Gro­das and in­to the goal, but Nor­way hit back in­stantly as a well taken free kick from Liverpool´s Stig Inge Bjornebye ev­entually fou­nd its way to Celta Vigo cent­ral de­fender Dan Eggen who head­ed ho­me from a few yards out to make the fi­nal score 2-2 be­tween the two coun­tries. As for Hen­ning Berg, the sea­soned cam­paign­er played a key part in the Nor­way de­fence through­out the full 90 min­utes in Mont­pel­li­er. Mo­rocco Te­am: Driss Ben­zekri, Ab­delkarim El Had­ri­oui, Nourred­ine Nay­bet, Youssef Ros­si, Ab­de­li­l­ah Saber, Ta­har El Khalej, Said Chiba, Youssef Chippo, Mustapha Hadji, Sa­la­hed­ine Bassir, Ab­del­ja­lil Hadda. Sub­stitutes: Mustapha Chadili, Ab­delkader El Brazi, Lahcen Ab­rami, Rachid Neqrouz, Jamal Sel­lami, Smahi Is­mael Triki, Gharib Amz­ine, Rachid Azzouzi, Ali El Khat­tabi, Ab­der­rahim Ou­akili, Rachid Rokki. Nor­way Te­am: Frode Gro­das, Hen­ning Berg, Stig Inge Bjornebye, Dan Eggen, Ronny John­sen, Kjetil Rek­dal, Hav­ard Flo, Oyvind Leon­hard­sen, Er­ik Myk­land, Tore An­dre Flo, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. Sub­stitutes: Es­pen Baard­sen, Tho­mas Myhre, Ve­gard Heggem, Gun­nar Halle, Er­ik Hof­tun, Jostein Flo, Jahn Ivar Jakob­sen, Vid­ar Ris­eth, Stale Sol­bakken, Roar Strand, Egil Ostenstad.


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