Manchester United former coach Louis Van Gaal began his third spell in charge of The Netherlands by drawing with Norway in a Group G European 2022 World Cup qualifying match
The Netherlands had to come from behind to draw with Norway in the qualifier played at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.
Eight times German Bundesliga champions Borrusia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland “Terminator” put Norway ahead when he controlled the ball in the box, turned and fired home his eighth international goal.
Dutch Erdevise 35 times winners Ajax Amsterdam’s Davy Klaassen equalised when he steered home former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s cross.
Haaland almost won the game but hit the post in the second half.
Van Gaal – who was in charge from 2000 to 2002 and 2012 to 2014 – replaced Frank de Boer, who quit after their Euro 2020 last-16 exit.
Group G is the closest in 2022 World Cup qualifying.
Turkey lead the group on eight points, with the Netherlands, Montenegro and Norway all on seven points.
Risto Radunovic scored a 97th-minute equaliser for Montenegro against Turkey as they drew 2-2.