Manchester City is counting on the brilliance of its Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, to overcome the hurdle of Spanish Real Madrid, in the semi-finals of the European Football Champions League.
The “Citizens” will receive its “Royal” guest tomorrow, Wednesday, at the “Al Ittihad” stadium, in the return match, noting that the two teams tied in the first leg in Madrid, 1-1, at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium in the Spanish capital.
And Manchester City needs to achieve the result of winning any result if it wants to reach the final, given that the European Football Association “UEFA” canceled the rule for goals scored outside the home, starting from the 2021-2022 edition.
The newspaper confirmedSport(sport) Spanish, Haaland’s scoring numbers this season, especially at the “Al-Ittihad” stadium, are optimistic for Manchester City, as well as Real Madrid.
Real Madrid succeeded in stopping the danger of Haaland back by his German defender Antonio Rudiger, but the Norwegian striker is determined to compensate back, according to the Spanish newspaper, relying on his distinguished scoring numbers at the “Al Ittihad” stadium.
During this season 2022-2023, Haaland scored 52 goals in all tournaments, 35 of which came in the stronghold of Manchester City.
In the Champions League competition in particular, Haaland played 4 matches on the “City” ground, two of which were in the group stage, and the same in the knockout rounds.
Halland was able to score in all of these matches, and did not miss a single date, with a success rate of 100%.
Haaland scored Borussia Dortmund once in the second round of the first round, and did so twice against Copenhagen in the third round, while he missed the Spanish Seville match in the sixth and final round due to injury.
In the knockout rounds, Haaland scored 5 times against German Leipzig in the second leg of the final price, and also scored a goal against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the quarter-finals, bringing the total goals of the Norwegian striker at the “Al-Ittihad” stadium in the most glorious European championships to 9, out of 12. Record it in the championship this season.
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In light of his endeavor to confirm his preference and obtain more individual awards, “Sport” believes that the Manchester City and Real Madrid contract is the best opportunity for Halland to continue writing history.
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A terrible fall for the Bavarian giant!!!😯
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Haaland had broken the record for the number of goals scored in one season in the English Premier League, as he has now reached his goal No. 36, which is a number that is expected to increase, given that 3 matches remain in the “Premier League”.
Thus, Halland surpassed the Egyptian Mohamed Salah (32 goals in the 2017-2018 season) in 38 matches, and the English Andy Cole and Alan Shearer (34 goals in 1994 and 1995) in 42 matches.
Last Friday, Halland won the best player award in the 2022-2023 season, presented by the Critics and Writers Association in England.