Last Thursday, center forward Erling Holland of Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian national team lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs against Serbia, thus missing the chance to compete in the final of the European Championship next summer. The world looked a little better on Sunday evening: the BVB attacker shot desperation out of his mind with three goals.
Three-pack (13th, 64th, 74th) in a 4–0 home win for Norway in the Nations League B against Romania at the age of 20 – the first in his young national team career. In a total of six international matches, the BVB star has now scored six goals.
If you combine your goals from the current 2020/21 season for your club Borussia Dortmund, there are already eleven goals in eleven competitive games on the credit side. The striker is still in excellent shape, as his employer also revealed on Twitter.
Another goal scorer for the Norwegian was RB Leipzig’s newly signed Alexander Sörloth (39th), who also assisted Erling Holland’s third stroke.
BVB star Erling Holland missing from EM 2021
With a win against Romania, Norway now lead the table in Group 1 of the Nations League B with six points.
Erling Holland freed his temper after a narrow defeat against Serbia (1: 2 as) in the playoffs for European Championship qualification. “I wasn’t involved in the game at all,” complained the BVB striker, who was completely canceled except for one chance to score in the first half.
Haland was “really angry” about the missed opportunity. “It just wasn’t good enough. It’s just disappointing. We had a good chance of getting to EM.”
On the other hand, Serbia will now face Scotland in the playoff final (12 November) and draw a ticket to the final. Lazio’s Thomas Milinkovic-Savic led Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s team to victory over Norway after substituting with two goals.
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