Hibernian got here unstuck in opposition to Molde as younger sensation Erling Braut Haaland despatched Neil Lennon’s aspect crashing out of the Europa League.
The son of former Leeds participant Alf-Inge Haaland missed the goalless first leg within the third qualifying spherical to carry talks with Salzburg, however the 18-year-old returned with a vengeance to attain twice and arrange one other as Hibs misplaced 3-Zero in Norway.
Haaland, who has been watched by Manchester United, headed residence from shut vary within the 35th minute after Efe Ambrose had been caught beneath a deep free-kick.
Erling Braut Haland opened the scoring with a detailed vary header within the 35th minute
He then arrange Fredrik Aursnes to web within the 66th minute and accomplished the 3-Zero mixture win with one other close-range end with eight minutes left after Jamie Maclaren had been denied by a put up for the guests.
Hibs have been in the end outclassed by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s slick outfit, who regarded a totally totally different aspect from the one which toiled in Edinburgh seven days beforehand.
Molde will take their place within the play-off spherical, whereas Lennon’s males will flip their consideration to home issues, beginning with the go to of Ross County on Sunday.
The 18-year-old has attracted curiosity from Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund
Hibs have been roared on by round 600 travelling followers, however they virtually fell behind when Haaland was afforded far an excessive amount of room within the field to satisfy a Pawel Cibicki cross, solely to skew his header large.
Cibicki, who was within the Malmo aspect that hammered Hibs 7-Zero at Easter Highway on this competitors in 2013, then fizzed a drive over the bar.
Nevertheless, the hosts have been a continuing menace and took the lead when Haaland made amends for his earlier miss, nodding residence from close-range after Ruben Gabrielsen headed an Aursnes free-kick throughout the face of purpose.
Molde supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shouts out directions on the touchline
Very similar to within the first leg when he struck the crossbar, Hibs’ Stevie Mallan was proving a menace from distance, twice forcing saves from Andreas Linde.
A shiny begin to the second interval noticed Martin Boyle come near restoring parity when he met a Maclaren supply on the far put up, nevertheless the angle proved to tight for the winger.
They usually have been made to pay when Molde doubled their lead, with Haaland latching on to a hopeful through-ball and squaring for Aursnes to roll into an empty web.
Fredrik Aursnes doubled Molde’s benefit from a move by Haland within the second half
Maclaren struck a put up with a header after assembly a Lewis Stevenson cut-back as Hibs tried to maintain their dream alive.
However it might be the hosts who rippled the online as soon as extra as Haaland slammed his second of the evening past Adam Bogdan after an Eirik Hestad shot had deflected into his path