Nations League: Spain overtakes Portugal, Haaland shines with Norway

With 8 points, Spain, undefeated in four matches, is one step ahead of its Portuguese neighbor. The fifth and sixth days of the group stage of the League of Nations are scheduled for the end of September.

In League B, the second level of the competition, the clash between Scandinavians in group 4 saw the Norwegians dominate the Swedes (3-2), in the wake of a great Erling Haaland, author of a double and a decisive pass. The future Manchester City striker opened the scoring by taking over with authority a center on which the opposing defense was lax (10th). Then he made the break on a penalty awarded to his team after recourse to the VAR (54th).

While captain Emil Forsberg had put Sweden back in the game (62nd), Alexander Sorloth gave the Norwegians the advantage (77th), before they got scared with the reduction of the score by Viktor Gyökeres (90 + 5th ).

With this success, combined with the draw between Slovenia and Serbia (2-2), Haaland’s teammates widen the gap in the standings with 10 points, ahead of Serbia (2nd, 7 pts) and Sweden (3rd, 3 pts), Slovenia bringing up the rear with 2 points.

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