Erling Haaland scored on his return to Norway, and it wasn’t sufficient as Scotland got here again to win 2-1 on Saturday and preserve an ideal report in qualifying for subsequent 12 months’s European Championship.
Haaland opened the scoring from the penalty spot within the 61st minute, however when he was substituted Scotland took the lead with two targets in two minutes.
Haaland was introduced down by defender Ryan Porteous as they scrambled to sort out a cross coming from Alexander Sorloth. Haaland volleyed the ensuing penalty kick into the underside left nook, scoring his first purpose in six appearances for membership and nation since his thirty fifth Premier League purpose in opposition to Everton on 14 Could.
Norway coach Stall Solbakken took off Haaland within the 84th minute and Scotland scored a purpose three minutes later. Defender Leo Skerry Østegaard tried to intercept a Scots cross, however his contact was heavy and Lyndon Dykes volleyed the free ball previous goalkeeper Orjan Nyland. Two minutes later Scotland took the lead when Dykes handed substitute Kenny McClain to attain his first Scotland purpose since 2019.
The defeat dealt a heavy blow to Norway’s possibilities of qualifying from Group A after the crew faltered by only one level from their first two matches when Haaland was injured in March. It was his first worldwide match since September.
Scotland leads the group with 9 factors, because it goals to qualify for the European Championship back-to-back for the primary time since 1996. Spain has three factors from two matches, together with the loss in opposition to Scotland, and didn’t play on Saturday. The opposite two groups, Cyprus and Georgia, performed late on Saturday.
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