Norway 0-3 Turkey: Erling Haaland’s side frustrated by Ozan Tufan’s brace and Caglar Soyuncu’s header
Norway 0-3 Turkey: Erling Haaland’s side frustrated by opponents in World Cup qualifier as Ozan Tufan’s double and Caglar Soyuncu header make it a brilliant week for Senol Gunes’ squad after beating the Netherlands earlier this week
- Norway suffered a 3-0 defeat to Turkey during their World Cup qualifier in Malaga
- Ozan Tufan and Caglar Soyuncu gave Turkey a two goal lead at half time in Malaga
- Alexander Sorloth from Norway hit the post and got a goal disallowed in the first half
- Tufan curled into a brilliant third place after the break to seal the victory
Ozan Tufan scored two fantastic goals as Turkey headed for a comfortable 3-0 win over Norway, which had sent substitute Kristian Thorstvedt into Group G’s qualifier late on Saturday.
While playing their home game in Malaga due to coronavirus restrictions in Oslo, the Norwegians protested the World Cup in Qatar for the second time in four days by wearing t-shirts calling for respect for human rights.
The players also held their left hand in the air, reflecting the international human rights logo.
Erling Braut Haaland’s Norway was frustrated on Saturday by a 3-0 defeat against Turkey
Turkey took the lead when Ozan Tufan drove to the back post after just four minutes
Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu took home to double Turkey’s first half lead
They quickly fell behind when Yusuf Yazici broke open their defense over the left side and placed a low cross for late-arriving Tufan to shoot home in the fourth minute.
Alexander Sorloth could have leveled his side in the 26th minute, but his powerful shot fired back off the post and it turned out to be a costly miss when Caglar Soyuncu went unmarked two minutes later to head into Yazici’s corner.
Sorloth and Erling Haaland got close from an early corner in the second half, but their night effectively ended when Tufan scored Turkey’s third with a glorious curling shot that flew in at the far post to get it 3-3 just before the hour. 0 out of it.
Alexander Sorloth (left) hit the post for Norway in the first half and got a goal disallowed
Tufan (center) curled in a brilliant third after the break to put the game out of doubt
Haaland got a goal in the second half disallowed for offside when Norway closed the game with ten men
Haaland had the ball in the net shortly after, but his attempt was disallowed for offside and Turkey held on for a comfortable victory to the top of Group G with six points after two games, ahead of Montenegro on goal difference.
The Netherlands, which beat Latvia 2-0, is third on three points, with Norway fourth on goal difference.