Professional football team takes on 22 amateurs (Norwegian Premier League outfit Valerenga, that is)
FOOTBALL can be pretty ridiculous at times and a recent match in Norway took the biscuit, with a professional team playing against a team made up of 22 amateurs.
Norwegian Premier League outfit Valerenga (mid-table nothingness, if you’re wondering) took on a side twice their size for a television series called Golden Goal.
The amateur side had some invented formations, playing two goalkeepers and an 8-8-4 formation. They defended direct freekicks with two banks of walls and when it came to attacking a corner, they sent 15 players in the box to try and confuse the pro outfit.
You can watch the highlights of the game below, and be sure to turn on the English subtitles. Also, be sure to enjoy the Norwegian word for full-time, which appears to be ‘slutt’.
Of course, this game has nothing on Real Madrid who once played a match against 109 children, but Real Madrid are always going to show-off, aren’t they?
Anyway, here’s the 11 v 22.