Serbia 0-1 Norway: Erling Haaland scores winner in first international since Man City deal agreed
Manchester City-bound striker Erling Haaland scored the winner for Norway as they began their Nations League campaign with victory in Serbia.
City said on 10 May they had reached a £51.2m deal to sign the 21-year-old this summer, although the transfer has not officially gone through yet.
Haaland scored from close range after clever approach play involving Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard.
Sweden beat Slovenia 2-0 in the other game in Group B4.
Haaland has scored in his past six internationals, hitting nine goals in that period. In total, he has struck 16 times in 18 appearances for his country.
- 15VeljkovicSubstituted forErakovicat 75′minutes
- 22LazovicSubstituted forZivkovicat 69′minutes
- 16LukicSubstituted forGrujicat 69′minutes
- 8GudeljSubstituted forJovicat 45′minutes
- 17KosticSubstituted forRadonjicat 69′minutes
- 9MitrovicBooked at 61mins
- 5MelingBooked at 82mins
- 16AursnesBooked at 3minsSubstituted forThorstvedtat 76′minutes
- 11ElyounoussiSubstituted forRyersonat 88′minutes
- 8BergeSubstituted forDæhliat 75′minutes
- 7KingSubstituted forSørlothat 45′minutes
- 9HålandSubstituted forThorsbyat 67′minutes
Match ends, Serbia 0, Norway 1.
Second Half ends, Serbia 0, Norway 1.
Marko Grujic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Julian Ryerson (Norway).
Foul by Strahinja Pavlovic (Serbia).
Leo Østigård (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Strahinja Pavlovic (Serbia) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Marcus Pedersen (Norway).
Substitution, Norway. Julian Ryerson replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Corner, Serbia. Conceded by Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Birger Meling (Norway) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Andrija Zivkovic (Serbia).
Birger Meling (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Marko Grujic (Serbia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Jovic.
Foul by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia).
Kristian Thorstvedt (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Nemanja Radonjic.
Attempt missed. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Norway) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard with a through ball.
Substitution, Norway. Kristian Thorstvedt replaces Fredrik Aursnes.
Substitution, Norway. Mats Dæhli replaces Sander Berge.