World Cup qualifier: Erling Haaland scores a hat-trick as Norway hits five against Gibraltar

Borussia Dortmund’s striker continuing his amazing run of form in the World Cup qualifiers as well as he scored a hat-trick for Norway in their 5-1 victory against Gibraltar.

Norway beats Gibraltar in the world Cup Qualifiers match and occupied the second spot in Group G. Norway’s striker Erling Haaland scored an amazing to help his team secure 3 points against the last position team Gibraltar. Gibraltar hasn’t had their best of qualifiers as they haven’t managed to score even a single point in the six matches they played. A humiliating 5-1 defeat against Norway has made their goal difference tally to -22.

The Norway national football team was 3-1 up in the first half itself. Kristian Thorstvedt scored an opening goal for Norway in the 22nd minute. Just five minutes after that goal, Borussia Dortmund’s first team striker Erling Haaland scored a stunner to take the lead to 2-0 for Norway. Haaland had his third goal in the 39th minute after Real Sociedad’s striker Alexander Sorloth gave a beautiful cross to Dortmund’s man. After conceding the goal in the 43rd minute they were 3-1 before going into the tunnel for a break.

In the 59th minute, Alexander Sorloth who plays as a striker for the Spanish club scored a goal and extended the lead to 4-1. The Norway national football team had 42 shots in the game out of which 13 were on target. Whereas Gibraltar could only manage to hit 5 shots with 2 on target. Later in the additional minutes, Erling Haaland scored his third and completed his hat-trick with the help of H. Pedersen’s assist. This victory means Norway will be in 2nd place with 13 points in 6 games.

 

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