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Compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, the Haaland gesture to improve Al Nassr star

The Norwegian star freaked the fans with a shocking movement against Copenhagen

By Mario Perez

Haaland tried to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo with a bicycle kick in City's game against Copenhagen.
Haaland tried to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo with a bicycle kick in City's game against Copenhagen.
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Manchester City’s superstar Erling Haaland surprised the media and the fans in the last few hours with a wonderful play during the last game of the Citizen against Copenhagen on the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, where the Norwegian striker tried to emulate and improve Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best strikers of all time.

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Haaland, who hasn’t scored in the Champions League since November 2023 when he netted against RB Leipzig in the Etihad Stadium, has been mercilessly criticized by football experts alleging he hasn’t done anything great with City at the European tournament, which is undoubtedly the great speciality of Cristiano Ronaldo.

For this reason, Haaland would have tried to emulate the Portuguese star with an iconic movement during the game against Copenhagen in the Parken Stadion, where the fans saw how the Norwegian giant tried one of the most popular goals made by Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League.

The action took place in the 29th minute of the game, when the Belgian winger Jeremy Doku, who had replaced Jack Grealish, sent a cross assist to Haaland, who jumped in an inhuman 7ft leap to reach the ball, emulating Cristiano Ronaldo’s movement to score with Real Madrid against Juventus in the Champions League semi finals of 2018.

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The action, freaked the fans, who took the social media to write comments such as "literally how?", "brother was levitating", “he was floating”, or “in a league of his own”, but the truth is that while Haaland reached an astonishing 7ft 6in into the air and missed the goal, Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 7ft 8in to convert a remarkable overhead kick that nobody until the moment has been able to emulate.

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