Elyounoussi's Norway lose out to Spain

By SFC Media Sat 23 Mar International
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Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored yet another audacious penalty-kick to clinch a 2-1 home victory over Norway during Saturday evening's opening Group F Euro 2020 qualifier.

The hosts made a slick start and took the lead at Valencia's Mestalla stadium when Rodrigo Moreno volleyed in Jordi Alba's cross in the 16th minute.

But, midway though the second period, a mere eight minutes after the introduction of Southampton's Moi Elyounoussi, the visitors drew level via a perfectly-placed Josh King spot-kick.

It was short-lived though, as six minutes later Spain earned their own chance from the spot - a Rune Jarstein foul on Alvaro Morata - allowing Ramos the chance to net the winner.

His signature penalty move, Ramos disguised the run up and waited for keeper Jarstein to chose a direction before deftly chipping the ball straight down the middle of goal. 

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