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Pep Guardiola: ‘I don’t want Haaland to beat Messi’s FA Cup record’



Erling Haaland continues his scoring streak. After scoring five goals against Leipzig in the Champions League last Tuesday, this Saturday he scored a hat-trick in his FA Cup victory against Burnley in Manchester City’s 6-0 victory. bottom.

But they had one more thing in common. Pep Guardiola came back in his place half an hour after the match ended, as he did on Tuesday.

After the win over Leipzig, he recalled Lionel Messi’s record of five goals when he played under the Catalan coach at Barcelona. They looked for an explanation for these changes: Guardiola’s supposed intention that the Norwegian had failed to cross the flea mark.

After the win over Burnley, the Catalans joked that they did it to motivate the Norwegians more, referring to Argentina’s captain.: “I replaced him because I didn’t want him to break Messi’s record in the FA Cup. I’m trying to punish the players. That’s my intention.” I know you don’t mind. He is very positive and optimistic about his life and he never complains.

Julián Alvarez shines again for Manchester City. The Argentine striker scored two goals as he gave one assist in his 6-0 win over Burnley in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

The match was dominated by Pep Guardiola’s team. Other goals were scored by Erling Haaland (3) and Cole Palmer.

The forward has decided to renew its relationship with Manchester City until June 2028. The player was under contract until 2027, so it was only extended for a year, but the extension allowed him to significantly improve his salary.

As reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the deal was signed this Thursday and an official statement from the club is expected within hours.

With his new salary, the former River striker goes from being one of the worst-paid players on the team to joining the ranks of starting goalkeeper Ederson and Dutch defender Nathan Ake.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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