Norway beats Lithuania 1-0 in friendly

Morten Gamst Pedersen scored in the 83rd minute Tuesday to give

Norway a 1-0 win over Lithuania in a friendly.

The 29-year-old Blackburn midfielder sent a penalty kick

straight at goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus, but converted the rebound

after the ball landed right at his feet.

Lithuania created several chances in the game but could not find

a way past Rune Almenning Jarstein in the Norwegian goal.

Norway lost 1-0 to Portugal in a Euro 2012 qualifier at the

weekend and is locked in a three-way tie with Denmark and Portugal

at the top of Group H.

Lithuania, by contrast, suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat

against Liechtenstein and has just four points from its opening

five games in Group I.