Norway’s Erling Haaland scored twice in the second half as they cruised to a 3-1 win over Cyprus on Tuesday to get their Euro 2024 Group A campaign back on track.
Norway’s Erling Haaland scored doubly in the alternate half as they cruised to a 3- 1 palm over Cyprus on Tuesday to get their Euro 2024 Group A crusade back on track after a shock 2- 1 home defeat to Scotland in their former game.
The palm lifts the Norwegians to third in the five- platoon group on four points from four matches, behind alternate- placed Georgia on thing difference while Scotland, who are hosting Georgia on Tuesday, eclipse the group with nine points from three games.
Grigoris Kastanos scored a cessation- time consolation for the callers to reduce the deficiency but it couldn’t spoil the party as the Norwegians chalked up their first palm in the group.
Away, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo all featured for Portugal as they maintained their fine launch in Group J with a dramatic 1- 0 win away to Iceland.
For Haaland and Norway, palm over the Cypriots was the perfect response to last Saturday’s disappointing 2- 1 loss to Scotland and got their Group A crusade up and running.
The Norwegians had got off to a perfect launch in Oslo as they took a 12th nanosecond lead thanks to an trouble by Ola Solbakken.
And City striker Haaland also doubled their advantage 11 twinkles after the renew, firing home from the penalty spot after a VAR check had verified that Nicholas Iannou had committed a foul in the box.
Within four twinkles Haaland had struck again, digging in Martin Odegaard’s inviting help to register what was his 24th thing in just 25 games for his country and his 61st trouble overall since June last time as he rounded off a relatively extraordinary season before being taken off with three twinkles left.
Grigoris Kastanos’s injury time strike proved little further than consolation for the Cypriots.
The result leaves Norway with four points and moved them up into third place in the table.
Away, Bernardo, Dias and Cancelo all started as Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 200th transnational appearance by scoring an injury time winner for Portugal down in Iceland.
Chances had proved at a decoration in Reykjavik with an Iceland side counseled by former City protector Age Hareide proving durable and bent .
Dias played for the full 90 twinkles with Cancelo making way on 67 twinkles and Bernardo coming off in injury time while the hosts were reduced to 10 men ten twinkles from time when Willum Willumsson was transferred off for a alternate bookable offence.
Norway broke the impasse in the 12th nanosecond as Alexander Sorloth’s cross from the right flew just over Haaland’s but dropped impeccably for Ola Solbakken to blast home his first transnational thing.
Haaland converted a penalty in the 56th nanosecond and followed that up with another important finish on the hour to take his season census to 56 pretensions, the utmost of any player in the top five European leagues and two further than France’s Kylian Mbappe. Know More Latest Football News…