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In pictures: Glenavon shock Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Molde with victory at Mourneview Park

Glenavon 2-1 Molde FK

Glenavon pulled off one of the Irish League's great European results of recent years when they beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Molde 2-1 at Mourneview Park on Wednesday evening.

Gary Hamilton's side even came from behind to beat the team 314 places above them in Europe's club ranking system, Rhys Marshall equalising before setting up Josh Daniels for the winner.

Eirik Hestad opened the scoring for Molde with a blasted effort from just inside the box on 38 minutes but the visitors weren't ahead for long, Marshall levelling just a minute later as he headed home Andy Hall's corner kick.

While Andrew Doyle did an impressive job of marshalling Molde's danger-man Erling Håland - son of former Manchester City player Alf-Inge Håland - the Lurgan Blues showed the striker how to find the net at the other end.

They took the lead just before the hour-mark as that man Marshall made the interception and with Glenavon through two-on-one, he fed Daniels to convert for 2-1.

Molde had the perfect opportunity to level in the closing minutes when Daniel Chima was brought down in the area but Fredrik Aursnes sent the spot-kick wide.

Glenavon travel to Norway for the second leg next Thursday (kick-off 5pm BST).

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