That it was not Sweden's day - today either - was shown immediately.
A great Norwegian goalkeeper in the form of Torbjörn Bergerud led Norway in direct management. After nine minutes, the Norwegian goalkeeper stood on five saves and only two intercepted and norway had a 5-2 lead.
But the Swedish goalkeeper Palicka did not want to be worse and also showed good play. Sweden started to catch up thanks to that effort, but just when you got a feeling after a bunch of speechless Norwegian minutes, the neighbor from the west stepped away again.
So the whole first half then continued as soon as the Swedish players started to contact Norway again.
In the second tear-off, Norway again started and went from a 12-8 to a five goal lead in just minutes.
A large part can be explained by the number of counter-attacks Sweden received during the match.
The match continued at the same pace until the score 19-14. Then Sweden swapped Lucas Pellas who came in and made five straight tubs and Sweden started to approach something.
At position 22-18, Sweden was given one last chance to recover as Norway got two expulsions close in succession. Sweden managed to reduce twice if and at the stand 22-20 and two minutes left, the bar also hit.
It was the closest Sweden came and after another unsuccessful finish from blue-yellow, Norway was able to score another goal and set 23-20.