VALLE HOVIN (VG) (Vålerenga-Odd 2-0) One before the break and one just before the end was enough, and Vålerenga continues his climb up the ladder in Norwegian football – thanks to Herolind Shala and Mathias Vilhjalmsson.
Midfielder Shala scored the first goal of the match, six minutes before the break. Substitute Vilhjalmsson scored the last, six minutes before the end. The scores mean that Dag-Eilev Fagermo has a nice Monday, where he can see from the table that his new club will probably fight with medal wholesalers like Rosenborg and Molde until the last round of the series.
Shala’s goal was Vålerenga’s fourth goal chance in the match, and there were to be two more before the break, while Odd failed to create a single one. So the lead at the break was well deserved. And Vålerenga played a good match against Fagermo’s old club.
Odd took over more after the break, and eventually they also managed to create a couple of dangers in front of Kristoffer Klaesson in the Vålerenga goal. Substitute Robin Simovic had the biggest chance, after 73 minutes, but Klaesson masterfully saved the attempt.
And when the Odd pressure decreased, there was a lot of Vålerenga left. And six minutes before the end, the decision came, when a substitute, Odin Thiago Holm was involved in a post, the ball ended up with another substitute, Mathias Vilhjalmsson. He did not hesitate, and thus it was deservedly 2-0 to the home team.
Vålerenga is thus still undefeated at home this season, and is now only two points behind Molde in 2nd place and equal in points with Rosenborg in 3rd.