Erling Haaland notched his twenty fifth aim in 26 worldwide appearances to assist Norway to a 2-1 win over Georgia on Tuesday that saved its Euro 2024 qualification hopes alive.
The 23-year-old striker struck on 25 minutes earlier than captain Martin Odegaard doubled the lead eight minutes later as the house aspect dominated the match at Oslo’s Ullevaal stadium.
However, with Norway needing all three factors to stay within the hunt for one of many two qualifying spots from Group A, Budu Zivzivadze rattled the house aspect’s nerves by pulling a aim again for Georgia in stoppage time.
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Norway supervisor Stale Solbakken mentioned his aspect posed a much bigger menace as the sport wore on.
“A slightly slow start, but at the same time we had full control. They laid very low and closed well. Then we gradually became more and more dangerous,” he added.
“We have full control for a long time before they scored a little out of nothing.”
Norway is third after 5 matches within the group, eight factors behind leaders Scotland and two behind Spain, who has performed one sport fewer.