While You Were Asleep: Rough night for Ronaldo, Haaland scores again, unstoppable Mitrovic

Whereas Portugal rolled in Prague with a snug 4-0 win over Czech Republic, Cristiano Ronaldo had a tough evening, first enduring a nasty blow to his face that made his nostril bleed and required a small bandage. Worldwide soccer’s all-time main scorer with 117 objectives additionally dedicated a penalty that, thankfully for him, the Czechs did not convert with the rating 2-0.

Dalot put Portugal forward within the thirty third minute when the right-back scored from a go by Rafael Leão.

Bruno Fernandes doubled the lead in first-half harm time moments earlier than Ronaldo was responsible of the handball inside his personal space. However Patrik Schick wasted the penalty kick by sending it onto the crossbar.

Dalot put the outcome past all doubt within the 52nd with a curling shot into the nook.

Ronaldo completed with an help for Diogo Jota to take a fourth objective within the 82nd.

Haaland scores in Norway’s loss

Erling Haaland continued his red-hot goalscoring type however Norway’s bid for Nations League promotion suffered a setback in Slovenia.

Haaland, 22, scored his sixth objective in 5 video games within the 2022-23 Nations League for the Group B4 leaders.

However objectives from Andraz Sporar and Benjamin Sesko turned the match in Slovenia’s favour within the second half.

Haaland has scored six of Norway’s seven Nations League objectives and his newest strike, following a defensive error, takes his worldwide tally to 21 objectives in 22 video games for his nation.

He additionally has 14 objectives in 10 video games for Manchester Metropolis this season following his transfer to the Premier League champions from Borussia Dortmund.

Serbia thrashed Sweden 4-1

Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic netted a hat-trick to steer a 4-1 victory over Sweden in Belgrade. Fulham striker Mitrovic, 28, scored Serbia’s first three objectives earlier than Sasa Lukic added a fourth halfway by way of the second half.

Sweden took the lead in opposition to the run of play by way of Viktor Claesson within the fifteenth minute however that they had no reply to the physicality of Serbia’s report goalscorer Mitrovic, who headed his facet degree three minutes later along with his forty seventh worldwide objective.

That objective acquired Serbia again on monitor, and Sweden had goalkeeper Robin Olsen to thank on the half-hour mark when he pulled off an outstanding double save to disclaim Dusan Vlahovic and Dusan Tadic.

Mitrovic was unstoppable and he put them forward simply earlier than the break, shrugging off the Swedish defence earlier than heading dwelling a nook.

He accomplished his hat-trick three minutes after halftime, ghosting in behind Daniel Sundgren and firing dwelling Vlahovic’s go along with his left foot.

Mitrovic has now scored 49 objectives in 75 appearances for his nationwide facet, taking his season tally to 9 in eight video games in all competitions.


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