In the Euro 2024 qualifiers match, the Norwegian national team secured their first victory by defeating Cyprus 3-1 in a game held in Oslo. Striker Erling Haaland was the standout player of the match, scoring two goals.
In the first half, Solbakken opened the scoring for Norway. In the second half, Haaland, who plays for Manchester City and recently won the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, and F.A. Cup, found the back of the net twice, with one goal coming from a penalty kick. The game ended with a 3-1 victory for Norway, with Kastanos scoring a consolation goal for Cyprus in injury time. The match took place at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, the capital of Norway.
With this win, the Norwegian national team reached 4 points in Group A of the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Although they are not currently in a qualifying position for the tournament, they have closed the gap with Georgia, who currently occupies the second spot. Scotland leads the group with a perfect record, earning 12 points.
Furthermore, the game officially marked the end of the 2022/23 season for Erling Haaland, the number 9 for the Norwegian national team. In addition to his title wins, Haaland had an impressive performance in terms of numbers. Considering his matches for Manchester City and the national team, the striker scored 56 goals in 57 European campaign games, with an average of almost one goal per game.
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