Valerenga fans could celebrate the gold of the Women’s Club League on Sunday. With golden hats, the players from the bench happily attacked the field and celebrated the gold in front of the fans of “Intiliity Arena”.
Captain Sherida Spitz, who is going home to the Netherlands after playing in the cup final and three Champions League games, was very proud of the team.
– This means a lot to me, I always want to win. That’s why I came here three years ago to make this happen to the club. “I am very proud of the club, the team, myself and my family,” she said.
Teammates celebrate in quarantine
With a beer in hand, Rike Marie Madsen could celebrate from home in quarantine. She could hardly speak between tears in all the joy of the golden series.
– I can not speak, it’s just great.
– We are coming fight fight, she said about how they should participate in the celebration.
She and two other Danish national team players, Stine Balisager Gerges Pedersen and Jani Thomsen, who were regular in the starting line-up of Volerenga, had to be quarantined at home. They were in close contact with players diagnosed with coronavirus, and thus did not reach the league final.
Wolerenga tried to postpone the match, but did not get the NFF with that idea.
– It was a difficult year
The Danish coach, Jack Jack Maygard Jensen, was also very pleased with the performance, although it was only at the end.
– It does not matter to us. We did our best. We succeeded quite well in what we participated in, he said after the match.
He also took the opportunity to brag about team captain Sherida Spitz.
– It shows where the head of such competitions should be.
“It was a difficult year, we could not have asked for a better end,” said Catherine Bot, who set the final goal of the season for VIF.
Valerenga was the biggest favorite before the circuit. But they had only four goals better goal difference than RBK. They were also no more than one point ahead of the Avaldsnes in what is the closest battle for the Topserien title ever.
Never before has he separated a point between the three best teams in Topserieen with one remaining series.
He broke the order of LSK
It was also the first time since 2013 that Valerenga’s rival, Lillestrom, could not take the title home to Romerike.
Four minutes later, the Dutch Spitz performed a free kick from 25 meters down in the corner to 1-0 for Volerenga. At about the same time, Avaldsnes finished behind when Sandwiken hit.
Rosenborg, for their part, bombed the Clap beam and burned good chances – including a five-meter indirect free kick – in the first half.
Arna-Bjernar was, unlike Volerenga, very inefficient and failed to set his chances from good positions within the 16-meter dash.
After 17 minutes, the Spitz’s right foot was decisive, as she wrapped the ball around the head of the fully exposed Sigudarsdottir, who was allowed to direct the ball into the goal from four meters.
Decide in the second half
Only after the break, Lisa-Marie Utland from RBC managed to fight the ball over the line after a corner kick. Trondern also climbed to Celine Nergard 2-0, but in the meantime Celine Ildhausy added 3-0, which meant that VIF has a five-goal better goal difference.
In a short time, Sandwiken scored three goals against the Avaldsnes, who had only a small theoretical chance of winning gold in the league. At the same time, Valerenga controlled the match against Arna-Bjernar, and also made it 4-0 by Catherine Bot.
In the end, Valerenga won 4-0, while Rosenborg “only” took with it a 2-1 victory against Klep. Thus, the VIF players could stretch their arms in the air and celebrate their first league gold.