Eliteserien: Lillestrøm beats Sandefjord 4-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

SANDEFJORD. Lillestrøm succeeded in turn the table before demolishing Sandefjord.


SANDEFJORD. Lillestrøm managed to turn the table before demolishing Sandefjord. It was Sandefjord to score first with a goal from J. Taaje. However, later Lillestrøm found the way to turn the table scoring 4 consecutive goals with P. Slordahl (8′), J. Storevik (26′), I. Ogbu (44′) and A. Adams (60′).

The match was played at the Komplett Arena stadium in Sandefjord on Saturday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Higraff who was helped by Ivar Askeland and Elvin Hansen. The 4th official was Stian Røvig Sletner. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 13.9 degrees Celsius or 57.07 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Sandefjord was in firm control of the ball 55% while Lillestrøm was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Lillestrøm was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Lillestrøm won the match.​

Sandefjord shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Lillestrøm shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target.


Sandefjord received 1 yellow card (A. Nilsson). On the opposite side, Lillestrøm received 1 yellow card (E. B. Garnas).

After playing this match, Sandefjord will stay with 6 points like Haugesund and Odd to stay in the 13th place. On the opposite side, Lillestrøm will have 17 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    J. Taaje

    M. Ofkir

  • 8'

    P. Slordahl (OG)

  • 26'

    J. Storevik (OG)

  • 44'

    I. Ogbu

    Y. Ibrahimaj

  • 57'

    H. Singh

    K. Ayer Boya

  • 57'

    Y. Chaib

    F. Nyenetue

  • 60'

    A. Adams

  • 66'

    C. Rosler

    Y. Ibrahimaj

  • 66'

    H. Fridjonsson

    I. Matthew

  • 66'

    T. Svendsen

    A. Adams

  • 66'

    K. Kairinen

    I. Ogbu

  • 73'

    A. Nilsson

  • 74'

    A. Ordagic

    W. A. Kurtovic

  • 78'

    S. Gussias

    M. Ofkir

  • 78'

    Q. Jansen

    L. Markmanrud

  • 79'

    E. B. Garnas

  • 80'

    L. Mogstad Ranger

    E. Smidesang

Next match

In the upcoming Eliteserien match, Sandefjord will play away with Odd on the 25th of May with a 10-2 head to head statistic in favor of Odd (5 draws).

Lillestrøm will host Vålerenga on the 25th of May with a 12-10 head to head statistic in favor of Vålerenga (10 draws).

Sandefjord: Formation and Lineups

Sandefjord started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Andreas Tegström chose to play with the following team: Jacob Storevik (5.3), Lars Markmanrud (6.4), Jesper Taaje (7.1), Philip Slordahl (6.3), Ian Smeulers (6.4), Keanin Ayer (6.1), William Kurtović (6.8), Aleksander Nilsson (6.2), Mohamed Ofkir (7.4), Alexander Ruud Tveter (6.7) and Franklin Daddysboy Nyenetue (6.8).


Sandefjord made 5 changes: K. Ayer Boya for H. Singh (57′), F. Nyenetue for Y. Chaib (57′), W. A. Kurtovic for A. Ordagic (74′), M. Ofkir for Q. Jansen (78′) and L. Markmanrud for S. Gussias (78′).

Top player: Mohamed Ofkir

Probably the most impressive player in Sandefjord was Mohamed Ofkir.

His rating is (7.4) with 21 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.

Lillestrøm: Formation and Lineups

Lillestrøm started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the opposite side, Geir Bakke played with: Mads Christiansen (6.6), Espen Bjornsen Garnas (6.2), Igoh Ogbu (7.3), Tom Pettersson (6.9), Eskil Smidesang Edh (6.7), Frederik Holst (6.8), Ifeanyi Mathew (7.1), Vetle Winger Dragsnes (6.4), Ylldren Ibrahimaj (7.5), Akor Adams (7.4) and Gjermund Åsen (6.6).


Lillestrøm made 5 changes: Y. Ibrahimaj for T. Svendsen (66′), A. Adams for H. Fridjonsson (66′), I. Ogbu for C. Rosler (66′), I. Matthew for K. Kairinen (66′) and E. Smidesang for L. Mogstad Ranger (80′).

Top player: Ylldren Ibrahimaj

The player who no doubt impressed Lillestrøm the most was Ylldren Ibrahimaj even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 13 passes (84% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.

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