Martin Odegaard produces brilliant performance for Norway against Spain

Tanish Chachra
|Published October 13, 2019

Martin Odegaard produces a brilliant performance for Norway Vs Spain in the Euro Cup qualifiers last night as the match ends in a 1-1 draw.

The European club football is at a halt due to the current international break and all the players are playing in the European qualifiers for Euro 2020 which is set to kick off next year.

For this, Spain visited Norway to play the qualifier match and the Spaniards faced Norway’s wonderboy Martin Odegaard, who had a sensational night against the Spaniards.

The prodigal player was signed by Real Madrid in 2015 but was never able to boom into the first team, and remained in the Castilla team for next two season. Considering his stagnation, Real Madrid sent him to different clubs and started his loan spell with Real Sociedad this season.

In Real Sociedad, Odegaard has picked up form and has already amassed 2 goals and 2 assists in the 8 games he played this season so far. Continuing his club form, the Norweigan International gave a splendid performance in front of his countrymen.

His highlights in the game show how confident Odegaard was against Spain and is ready to play at the highest level. Moreover, his stats after the match were impressive too.


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The 20-year-old player even produced a cheeky nutmeg on Sergio Ramos before he was fouled by the Real Madrid captain – he’ll be reminding him of that when he returns to Madrid.

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However, that nutmeg was later avenged by Sergio Busquests, after he made a nutmeg on Odegaard in midfield. Nevertheless, Norway are still in contention to gain direct qualification even though they are in a group of countries consisting Spain, Sweden, Romania, Malta and Faroe Islands.

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This draw against Spain was really crucial but at the same time, as the equalizer came after a last-minute penalty by Joshua King.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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