With a nod to Messi, the irony of Guardiola after taking off Haaland and cutting his goal streak again

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The coach of Manchester City, Josep “Pep” Guardiolamade fun of today with the farewell of the Norwegian team Erling Haaland after scoring three of his side’s six goals.

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Days after Haaland scored five Champions League goals, the Spaniard used sarcasm to joke versions that suggested he had pulled his marker so as not to break his former manager’s record at Barcelona.

“Yes, he scored 8 goals in one week. I played 11 years for Barcelona and only scored 11 goals,” Pep started joking, always praising Haaland’s ability to score.

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“I eliminated him after three goals in order not to break Messi’s record in the FA Cup”, Guardiola said, with a smile as the Argentine has never played in the English competition.

Haaland scored his sixth treble of the season in City’s 6-0 win against Burnley to progress to the FA Cup semi-finals, featuring world champion Julián Álvarez, who scored twice.

The Norwegian, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, came from five goals in the round of 16 of the “Champions” against Leipzig of Germany.

City won by Haaland and Julian

Argentine striker Julián Álvarez, world champion in Qatar 2022, scored two victories and provided one assist in Manchester Citywho beat Burnley, coming from the second division of English football, 6-0 at home and qualified for the semi-finals of the FA Cup in England for the fifth time in a row.

Starter Ávarez scored his side’s fourth and sixth wins – at 17 and 28 in the second half – in which Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scored three times.

The Scandinavian footballer is the top scorer in the Premier League with 28 goals in 27 dates and has just scored 5 goals in the rematch with Leipzig of Germany (7-0), which sanctioned the passage of the Champions League round.

An orchestra.  City thrashed 6-0.  Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble.

An orchestra. City thrashed 6-0. Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble.

The team of Argentines Álvarez and Máximo Perrone, both called up to the Argentine national team which will celebrate the world title in friendlies with Panama and Curaçao at home, thus closed an optimal week after qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League of Europe .

Álvarez, 23, received recognition from the club last Thursday for his good performance with an extension of his contract for one year, until 2028. accompanied by a salary increase.

In his first season at City, the ‘Ragno’, one of Argentina’s stars in Qatar 2022, scored twelve goals (five in the Premier League; two in the European Champions League; three in the Fa Cup, one in the EF Cup and another in Community) and 4 assists in 34 games for all competitions.

The quarter-finals of the FA Cup, whose last champion was Liverpool, will be completed tomorrow with the following matches: Sheffield United-Blackburn Rovers (9:00), Brighton-Grimsby Town (11:15) and Manchester United-Fulham (1:00 pm). 30, ESPN and Star+).

Source: Clarin

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