With two league matches and one cup match of importance, this was a very slow month. But now we are on top of the league!
Brann 0 - 2 Viking
Finally, The Battle of the West could take place. Both teams with hopes of winning. Both team's supporters with high expectations. Brann, the current league leader, versus Viking, who were coming from behind looking to close the gap of six points.
A high intensivly first half ended in Viking striker Erik Nevland
being subbed off with an injury, to be replaced by Trond Olsen
. This meant that Morten Nielsen
, who started the match in a left winger position, was now the main striker. That payed off in the second half.
A well struck corner from substitute Trond Olsen met Nielsen's head and put Viking 1-0 ahead after 65 minutes. Nielsen doubled his money five minutes later after finishing a great attack.
Nielsen was named MotM after his two goals against bitter rivals Brann.
Viking could now say that they are "The Best in West".
Aalesund 0 - 1 Viking
Corners have been Viking's key to success, and once again a Viking goal came from a corner. And once again it was Danish striker Morten Nielsen
who put the ball into the net.
Besides that, the match was really slow and not much to report.
was named MotM after great defensive work on the right back position.
Viking 2 - 2 Aalborg
I didn't manage my team in this match, so I can therefore not report the things that happened in this match.
Norwegian Cup 4th Round
Fredrikstad 2 - 2 Viking, Viking win 4 - 3 on penalties
This cup tie was closer than anyone could have predicted. The match started for real when Henri Anier
scored his 5th tournament goal after 12 minutes. Five minutes later, Johan Lædre Bjørdal
makes a terrible challenge in the box and Alex Valencia
is safe from the spot.
In the 69th minute, Alexander Ruud Tvedter
shocks everyone to put Fredrikstad 2 - 1 ahead. Luckily for Viking, Morten Nielsen
equalized just 8 minutes later.
Nothing interesting happened in extra-time, so it went down to a penalty shoot-out.
Viking were lucky to proceed to the Quarter-finals, but have now completed the boards expectation.
We are now top of the league! (Only on goal difference, but that's not important)
Upcoming fixtures in July
Viking - Vålerenga
Rosenborg - Viking
Molde - Viking
Viking - Strømsgodset
Match of the month:
The biggest match of the month is no doubt the match Rosenborg - Viking. Two of the biggest clubs will stand face to face in a battle not only about glory, but also a battle in the title race.
What do you think? Can we beat Rosenborg? How will this month end up?
Please comment :-)