In the 6th round of Group B4 of the UEFA Nations League in the 2022/23 season, Serbia beat Norway 2-0 away.
In the first half, Haaland’s sharp shot was saved by Milinkovic-Savic, and Vlahovic opened the scoring. In the second half, Mitrovic scored the 50th goal of his national team career to seal the victory for Serbia.
After the game, Serbia was promoted to the first division with 13 points, ahead of second-placed Norway by 3 points. Slovenia is third in the group with six points, while Sweden is relegated to Serie C with four points.
Only 20 seconds into the game, Haaland almost made a perfect start for the home team: After getting a through ball from Soros from the penalty area, the Manchester City center pushed with his left foot under the condition of the opponent’s lax defense, but was hit by Milinkovic- Savage is out.
Haaland’s unsuccessful opening attack set the tone for Norway’s frustrating defeat. 3 minutes before the end of the first half, Kostic made a cross from the left and Vlahovic succeeded with a close-range shot from the corner. Before that, Vlahovic had a good chance to score, but his header was denied by Niland.
At the beginning of the second half, Serbia was scored by Mitrovic to seal the victory: in the 54th minute, Ilic scored the ball from the middle, and Mitrovic scored with his right foot. In the 76th minute, his header was rescued by Niland, making Serbia lock the final score at 2-0.
The game entered stoppage time, and Haaland scored with his left foot to regain a goal, but was once again saved by Milinkovic-Savic. In the end, Norway lost 0-2 to Serbia at home, ranking second in the group with 3 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses, and 10 points.