UEFA Nations League - Group B1
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Norway 4-0 Romania: Erling Braut Haaland scores a hat-trick for hosts

Erling Haaland scores 3 for Norway
Erling Braut Haaland has scored four goals this season for club side Borussia Dortmund

Erling Braut Haaland scored his first international hat-trick as Norway cruised to victory against Romania.

Borussia Dortmund's star striker was in devastating form and put the home side ahead inside 15 minutes.

Norway doubled their lead just before half-time thanks to a tapped-in effort from RB Leipzig's Alexander Sorloth.

A slotted finish from six yards out and a sublime left-footed effort took Haaland's tally for Norway to an impressive six goals in six games.

Norway, who lost to Serbia in their Euro 2020 play-off semi-final on Thursday, now sit top of Nations League Group B1 with Northern Ireland their next opponents.

Norway have scored in each of their past 18 matches since a 1-0 Nations League defeat by Bulgaria in September 2018 - their longest scoring streak since a run of 20 games from November 1950 to August 1953.

Line-ups

Norway

  • 1Jarstein
  • 14ElabdellaouiBooked at 61minsSubstituted forSvenssonat 79'minutes
  • 6Strandberg
  • 3Ajer
  • 2Meling
  • 10ØdegaardSubstituted forLinnesat 70'minutes
  • 15Berge
  • 21NormannSubstituted forMidtsjøat 70'minutes
  • 11ElyounoussiSubstituted forHaugeat 85'minutes
  • 23HaalandSubstituted forKingat 79'minutes
  • 9Sørloth

Substitutes

  • 4Østigard
  • 5Rosted
  • 7King
  • 8Berg
  • 12Hansen
  • 13Løvseth Rossbach
  • 16Svensson
  • 17Linnes
  • 18Midtsjø
  • 19Henriksen
  • 20Hauge
  • 22Thorsby

Romania

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 6Manea
  • 15Andonie Burca
  • 3Tosca
  • 11BancuBooked at 84mins
  • 18Marin
  • 2CretuSubstituted forMaximat 75'minutes
  • 8CicaldauSubstituted forStanciuat 75'minutes
  • 19IancuSubstituted forAlibecat 90+1'minutes
  • 9PuscasSubstituted forKeseruat 64'minutes
  • 14HagiSubstituted forMitritaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nita
  • 4Hanca
  • 5Balasa
  • 7Alibec
  • 10Maxim
  • 13Keseru
  • 16Lazar
  • 17Deac
  • 20Mitrita
  • 21Grigore
  • 22Malino Paulino
  • 23Stanciu
Referee:
Ivan Kruzliak
Attendance:
200

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwayAway TeamRomania
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norway 4, Romania 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norway 4, Romania 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudiu Keseru (Romania) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicusor Bancu.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristian Manea (Romania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Romania. Denis Alibec replaces Gabriel Iancu.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudiu Keseru (Romania) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Strandberg (Norway).

  8. Post update

    Claudiu Keseru (Romania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Norway. Conceded by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin Linnes (Norway) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Norway. Jens Petter Hauge replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi.

  12. Booking

    Nicusor Bancu (Romania) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alexander Sørloth (Norway) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua King.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Strandberg (Norway).

  15. Post update

    Alexandru Mitrita (Romania) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Norway) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonas Svensson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Norway. Jonas Svensson replaces Omar Elabdellaoui.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Norway. Joshua King replaces Erling Haaland.

  19. Post update

    Erling Haaland (Norway) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alexandru Maxim (Romania).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy31202115
2Netherlands31111104
3Poland31112204
4Bos-Herze302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England32103127
2Belgium32018356
3Denmark31113214
4Iceland300319-80

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal32106157
2France32105237
3Croatia310259-43
4Sweden300315-40

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain32106157
2Germany31204315
3Ukraine310237-43
4Switzerland301224-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria32015416
2Norway320110376
3Romania311147-34
4Northern Ireland301227-51

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland32104227
2Czech Rep32016426
3Israel302134-12
4Slovakia301225-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia32107437
2Hungary32014316
3Turkey302112-12
4Serbia301214-31

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales32102027
2Finland32013126
3R. of Ireland302112-12
4Bulgaria301214-31

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montenegro33005059
2Luxembourg32014226
3Azerbaijan310224-23
4Cyprus300305-50

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1North Macedonia31206515
2Georgia31204315
3Armenia31115414
4Estonia301236-31

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece32104137
2Slovenia32102027
3Kosovo301224-21
4Moldova301214-31

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kazakhstan31113214
2Albania31112114
3Belarus311145-14
4Lithuania311134-14

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Faroe Islands32105327
2Latvia30302203
3Malta302134-12
4Andorra302101-12

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gibraltar22002026
2Liechtenstein21012113
3San Marino200203-30
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