Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland scored nine goals as he and Norway celebrated a record-breaking day in the Under-20 World Cup on a 12-0 destruction of Honduras.
Norway and Honduras both reached the final gathering stage challenge likely requiring accomplishment to have some chance of advancing to the opposition’s knockout stages.
While both were guaranteed to complete in Group C behind Uruguay and New Zealand, a success could lead to qualifying as one of the top third-place nations and it didn’t take long for Norway to appear on top.
The 18-year-old Haaland opened the scoring in the seventh moment for his side and then multiplied the advantage in the twentieth moment to send Norway on their way. Haaland finished his hat stunt six minutes later from the spot after Leo Oestigaard made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark. Before the half was through, he would get a fourth as Norway walked into the changing area with a commanding 5-0 lead.
All things considered, in the subsequent half, things deteriorated for Honduras.
In the 67th moment, Haaland matched the mark of the Under-20 World Cup with his 6th-night goal and then smashed it with his seventh shot 10 minutes later.
Erman Markovic made it 10-0 to top the scoring for the Norwegians before Haaland scored two additional goals in the 88th and 90th minutes individually.
The 12-0 victory set a U-20 World Cup record for the greatest success, lifted Norway’s goal contrast from – 4 to +8, and significantly enhances their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages, accordingly eliminating Honduras.
In defeats to Uruguay and New Zealand, Haaland had recently been left off the scoreboard, with Norway scoring just a single goal in the two challenges.