Haaland, it’s official


By: Manu Tournoux

Hit in one foot, Erling Haaland is absent from the scoresheet for Manchester City’s match against Crystal Palace this Saturday in the Premier League.

Where is Erling Haaland? Pep Guardiola doesn’t want to talk too much about it… While his Norwegian striker suffered a stress fracture in his foot 10 days ago, the Catalan coach is not able to give the duration of unavailability of his 23-year-old player, while the European champions will soon fly to Saudi Arabia to compete in the Club World Cup (semi-final against Urawa next Tuesday).

Unsurprisingly, Haaland is already not in the Premier League match against Crystal Palace this Saturday (4 p.m.) at the Etihad Stadium. The cyborg does not appear on the match sheet, he who spent his week in Spain with a personal physical trainer. Julian Alvarez finds himself alone at the forefront, supported by Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.

Pep Guardiola’s team, still without Kevin De Bruyne, has been overtaken by Liverpool, Arsenal and even Aston Villa in recent weeks. The Reds are leaders with four points ahead of the defending champion, and before hosting Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

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