“We hate Norway,” the Swedes shouted. Then Haaland silenced them.

SOLNA (Aftenposten): Twice punished Erling Braut Haaland Sweden. Then he mimicked Petter Northug’s mischievous celebration.

Erling Braut Haaland stretched Norway to lead 1-0.


Close again. And the future Erling Braut Haaland.

Norway’s new winning recipe works again. The 1-2 win on Sunday night was the first against Sweden since 2005.

Once again it was Haaland’s big night: First a penalty safe in the first half, then a relentless finish in the corner after the break.

Haaland hissed at the Swedish crowd, as did Petter Northug during the 2015 World Cup relay.

– When you have a striker you know you are going to score….it makes a sea of ​​difference for a football team like ours. “We are a lot of players who work hard and then we have him at the top which gives us a little extra,” team-mate Morten Thorsby told Aftenposten.

Here’s Erling Braut Haaland shouting at Sweden.

“We hate Norway”

“We hate Norway,” it sounded loud over and over from the short side. Then the voice “We love Sweden” sounded even louder.

The Swedish supporters initially spoke out. But the team on the field was paler.

Because it was Norway, football’s little brother for at least 20 years, who took charge of the game. Mohamed Elyounoussi and Alexander Sørloth both came close to scoring before Morten Thorsby was sent off. The judge handed down the sentence.

While Erling Braut Haaland picked up the racing pace, the pipe concert increased his strength. When the ball hits the net, it turns to Swedish silence. Haaland clenched his fists in front of the screaming Norwegian fans.

The whole stadium rumbles at the penalty

The last time Norway beat Sweden, Erling Braut Haaland was four years old. After the break, Sweden wanted to stand out.

Norway is on the defensive. Sweden launched attack after attack.

Had Birger Meling not tossed himself aside and blocked the ball, Emil Krafth would have equalised.

After playing for over an hour, Leo Stigård made a tough tackle on Emil Forsberg. The whole stadium rumbled with punishment, no more determined than Sweden boss Janne Andersson. Judge Anthony Taylor said so.

Here the Swedes think they should be punished.

Haaland mercilessly

But where did Haaland go?

The great Norwegian striker has struggled to get hold of the small and ungrateful remnants he has received. The ball seemed to have suffered a deflection as it went in, but he claimed it! 69 minutes into the game, Alexander Sørloth looked a little hesitant in their game as their organization was impassable. But then Joakim Nilsson missed the ball. The entire Friends Arena held its breath. Haaland braced himself. Then he rolled the ball right into the corner.

2-0, and it was a day at work. Haaland slowly ran for a hard bow and was replaced by Kristian Thorstvedt.

After that, Sweden’s Victor Claesson impressed that Haaland scored on his first two chances.

– He’s dangerous. The finish of the second goal was world class, said Claesson.

Norway is close to 3-0. After another mistake by Joakim Nilssen, Sander Berge squandered a big chance.

As the Norwegian fans sang “Seier’n er vår”, Anthony Elanga suddenly shot straight at goal. Then the eyes of the 40,000 Swedes returned.

The yellow costume passed the ball forward, but Norway brushed it off. Thus, Norway has won the first two matches in the Nations League.

Norway’s next match is against Slovenia at the Ullevaal Stadium on Thursday.

Henrietta Fairbank

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