Borussia Dortmund internationals: Julian Ryerson gets two assists in Norway draw

Julian Ryerson with Jørgen Strand Larsen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Julian Ryerson with Jørgen Strand Larsen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) /

Julian Ryerson delivered a strong performance for Norway on Sunday as they ended their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a 3-3 draw against Scotland.

Two Borussia Dortmund full-backs were in international action on Sunday evening, with Julian Ryerson starting for Norway and Ramy Bensebaini playing for Algeria. Norway went up against Scotland in what was the final match of their European Championship qualifying campaign.

And it was Ryerson who proved to be the star of the show, as he picked up two assists to help Norway come from behind and rescue a 3-3 draw.

The full-back was involved in all three of his team’s goals on Sunday, with his excellent crosses into the box causing a lot of problems to the Scotland defence. The assists marked Ryerson’s first goal involvements in Norway colours.

Norway will not be taking part in next summer’s European Championship after failing to finish in the top two of their group or advance to the playoffs. But Ryerson can take plenty of confidence from his performance against Scotland, and will now look to build on it with Borussia Dortmund in the coming weeks.

Ramy Bensebaini played at centre-back as Algeria concluded their international break with a 2-0 win over Mozambique on Sunday. Eintracht Frankfurt forward Farès Chaïbi opened the scoring for Algeria, before Ramiz Zerrouki added a second goal. Algeria have started their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with two straight wins.

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Both Ryerson and Bensebaini will now return to Dortmund to begin preparations for this weekend’s crunch clash in the Bundesliga against Borussia Mönchengladbach.