RBK gets off to a tough start in the Elite Series

RBK gets off to a tough start in the Elite Series
RBK gets off to a tough start in the Elite Series

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On Thursday, the new game plan was posted by licensee Discovery. The matches had to be rescheduled because as many as nine teams in the Elite Series have been affected by regional closure.

Since mid-March, they have not been allowed to have joint training. Clubs such as Rosenborg, Brann and Viking, on the other hand, have been able to operate as usual. The big differences in the teams’ training routine are the reason why the Norwegian Football Association has made a new setup.

This means that clubs that have experienced training refusal meet each other in the beginning. Sports manager Thomas Berntsen in Sarpsborg 08 told NTB last week that such a solution would be “fairer”.


On Wednesday, it was announced that the start of the season in the Elite Series will be postponed until the weekend 8.-9. May. The premiere was supposed to be on April 5, but the corona situation and a ban on training matches forced the NFF to postpone the opening until the first weekend in May. Now it has been moved by another week.

The new schedule gives Rosenborg a twisted start. Åge Hareide’s team will in turn meet Vålerenga (b), Viking (h), Bodø / Glimt (b) and Molde (h) in their first four matches.

NFF has so far only gone out with the first ten rounds. The rest will be known after Easter.

Here are the first rounds:

1st round, Saturday 8/5: Strømsgodset – Odd (16.00), Bodø / Glimt – Tromsø (18.00). Sunday 9/5 (18.00): Molde – Kristiansund, Sandefjord – Haugesund, Sarpsborg 08 – Mjøndalen, Stabæk – Lillestrøm, Viking – Brann, Vålerenga – Rosenborg (20.00).
2nd round, Wednesday 12/5 (18.00): Haugesund – Strømsgodset, Lillestrøm – Sarpsborg 08, Mjøndalen – Stabæk, Odd – Sandefjord, Rosenborg – Viking, Brann – Vålerenga (20.00). Thursday 13/5: Tromsø – Molde (18.00), Kristiansund – Bodø / Glimt (20.00).

3rd round, Sunday 16/5 (18.00): Vålerenga – Kristiansund (15.00), Sarpsborg – Haugesund (15.00), Bodø / Glimt – Rosenborg, Sandefjord – Mjøndalen, Stabæk – Odd, Strømsgodset – Lillestrøm, Viking – Tromsø, Molde – Fire (20.00).

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