Serbian media celebrate football victory over Norway: “Pure magic, better than the Vikings”

Sergej Milinkovic-SavicPhoto: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB

There was a wide agreement in the Serbian media after the Serbs pulled off an impressive football victory in Oslo – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was declared a folk hero after the match at Ullevaal Stadium.

If Serbia beats Scotland in the play-off final, a Balkan derby is guaranteed in the European Championship group stage next year. 

Croatia is already qualified for the pool that the Serbs will enter if they managed to win against the Scots on November 12.

The Serbian newspapers celebrated their heroes with bold titles.

“Pure magic,” Serbia’s largest newspaper Informer wrote after the 2:1 goal by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Key player? Milinkovic-Savic

Milinkovic-Savic made a lasting impression in Oslo yesterday. 

The player, valued at NOK 775 million by Transfermarkt, was definitely the man of the match at Ullevaal.

“Sergei’s eagles (nickname of Serbia’s national team) better than the Vikings,” Serbian newspaper Blic announced, emphasizing Milinkovic-Savic as the key to victory.

“Drama in Oslo. Serbia goes to the finals after Sergej’s masterwork,” Serbian newspaper Kurir stated.

Praise for Normann

“Mathias Normann is a shooter, and he shot through a forest of players and into the goal,” Serbian newspaper Novosti wrote about one of Norway’s rare good match moments.

The Norwegian team didn’t get much praise in the Serbian coverage of the match, with the exception of goalkeeper Rune Almenning Jarstein and Normann. 

Most Serbian newspapers agreed that Serbia should have decided the match earlier in the game, before extra time. 

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