Erling Haaland is one of the world’s best strikers and he proved that again for Norway on Monday evening.
The Borussia Dortmund ace, who nearly joined Manchester United last January, expertly rifled home a delightful volley in the first of two sublime goals as his nation battered Northern Ireland 5-1 at Windsor Park.
His first strike came at the end of a frantic start in which three goals were scored in seven minutes.
Mohamed Elyounoussi gave the visitors the lead after firing beyond Bailey Peacock-Farrell but Northern Ireland were level three minutes later, with Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein pushing Conor Washington’s shot into the path of Paddy McNair who tapped home the rebound.
But Norway led again almost straight from the restart as the hosts failed to deal with a ball into the box and Haaland was on hand to lash a left-footed shot home from the edge of the area.
You can have a look at the Norway striker’s superb goal below…
The 20-year-old had his second shortly before the hour mark when Omar Elabdellaoui headed the ball on for him to lift it over the stranded Peacock-Farrell.
Former Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth also scored two in what was a a chastening 5-1 defeat for Ian Baraclough’s men.
Haaland enjoyed an incredible breakthrough season at Dortmund, netting 16 times after snubbing United and joining the German club from RB Salzburg in January.
Many consider him to be one of the brightest stars of the future – and he continues to be linked with the likes of the Red Devils and Real Madrid.