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Norway 3-1 Cyprus: Erling Haaland scores twice in Euro 2024 qualifier

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Norway emerged victorious in their Euro 2024 qualifier against Cyprus, with Erling Haaland leading the charge by scoring two goals. The Manchester City striker has been instrumental for Norway, accounting for three out of their five goals in the qualifying campaign thus far. Haaland’s exceptional form continued after a successful season with Manchester City, where he netted an impressive 52 goals across various competitions, helping his team secure the treble of the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup.

Norway dominated the match, taking an early lead through Ola Solbakken’s goal. Haaland further extended their advantage by converting a penalty and finding the net again just four minutes later. However, Cyprus managed to pull one back courtesy of Grigoris Kastanos. Haaland completed his brace and secured Norway’s third goal, courtesy of an assist from Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard.

Norway’s quest to qualify for a major tournament has been challenging, with their last appearance dating back to Euro 2000. They endured a disappointing start to the Euro 2024 campaign, suffering a 3-0 defeat against Spain, followed by a 1-1 draw against Georgia. Their hopes were dashed further when they conceded two late goals in a 2-1 loss to Scotland. However, their recent victory against Cyprus has injected new hope into their ambitions of securing a spot in the Euro 2024 tournament held in Germany next summer.

Here are the line-ups for the match:

Home Team: Norway
Away Team: Cyprus

The match statistics are as follows:

  • Possession: Norway 66%, Cyprus 34%
  • Shots: Norway 17, Cyprus 9
  • Shots on Target: Norway 7, Cyprus 3
  • Corners: Norway 8, Cyprus 4
  • Fouls: Norway 11, Cyprus 9

Stay tuned for live text updates on the game’s progress.

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