Anthony Elanga came off the bench against Norway tonight to score his first goal for Sweden in a 2-1 defeat.
An Erling Haaland brace gave the Norwegians a 2-0 lead over the Swedes, but a consolation goal in stoppage time narrowed the winning margin to one goal.
As far as goals go, it was a fantastic strike as Elanga exchanges passes with Dejan Kulusevski before sending a finesse shot into the back of the net.
16e et dernier but d'une folle soirée sur les antennes de L'Equipe ! Et le premier en sélection suédoise pour Anthony Elanga, le jeune attaquant de Manchester United ! #lequipeFOOT pic.twitter.com/adlxmCkGYr
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) June 5, 2022
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It only took three international caps for Elanga to score his first goal at senior international level. Now he will be looking for his first start under Janne Andersson.
It’s been an incredible season for the 20-year-old, and he owes a lot of Ralf Rangnick for giving him the opportunities to earn a place in the Sweden squad.
We’re sure Erik ten Hag enjoyed the goal.