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Odegaard influential in Norway's win over Ireland

Martin Odegaard in action for Norway against Ireland

Martin Odegaard put in a sterling performance to help Norway beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday night.

Our skipper also donned the armband for his country in the first of two friendly games this week, and had a hand in both of his team's goals during an impressive 90 minute display which saw him regularly dictate play in the middle of the park.

He grabbed an assist on 40 minutes when his pinpoint corner was headed home by Leo Ostigard, and while Alan Browne pulled one back for the hosts in the second half, with five minutes to go another dangerous delivery by Martin caused havoc in the box, allowing Ohi Omoijuanfo to drive home the winner.

That sets Norway up nicely for a meeting with Finland on Sunday back on home turf in Oslo, where Martin will be looking to add to his 46 caps.

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