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Haaland's disastrous performance, the key games are always dumb, 1 goal in 6 Champions League knockout games

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Manchester City and Real Madrid staged a goal shootout in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, and the two sides played to a 3-3 draw. The first leg of last season's semi-final meeting between the two sides was also a draw, and Manchester City, who returned home in the second leg, won by four goals to reach the final. Clearly, Manchester City, who have won a draw away from home and are back to play at home in the second leg, have a bigger advantage. But in the face of Real Madrid, the king of the Champions League, you can't relax at any time, otherwise you will be severely punished.

Haaland's disastrous performance, the key games are always dumb, 1 goal in 6 Champions League knockout games

A total of six goals were scored in this game, however, neither had anything to do with Haaland. Haaland is valued at 180 million euros, making him the most expensive player in football, on par with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. A striker with such a high value was completely dumb in this game. He had only one shot on goal and failed to score, one attempt and failed, and only 20 touches in total, and he was basically invisible on the field. There is no doubt that his performance was disastrous. In fact, Haaland's stealth in key battles has become the norm.

Haaland's disastrous performance, the key games are always dumb, 1 goal in 6 Champions League knockout games

Haaland has scored only one goal in the last six Champions League knockout games, only one goal against a weak team like Copenhagen, and Haaland has not scored or assisted in three meetings with Real Madrid, and has been completely limited. Meanwhile, Haaland has scored just one goal against top-five teams in the league this season, which is hugely disappointing. Haaland has not scored in so many finals with the team since he joined. In other words, in key games, Haaland is completely unreliable and cannot play any role. This is the biggest gap between him and Mbappe. Mbappe's individual explosive ability is much stronger, and he can always play well in key games. This is also the reason why many people think that Mbappe is better than Haaland.

Haaland's disastrous performance, the key games are always dumb, 1 goal in 6 Champions League knockout games

Although Haaland has won a lot of accolades at Manchester City, he still has a lot of room for improvement. He needs to improve his involvement in the game, not only by scoring goals in key moments, but also by improving his attacking ability to help the team at more levels. If Haaland doesn't change or improve in the future, perhaps it will be more rational for Guardiola to choose to reuse Alvarez in key games. After all, Alvarez is able to make the tactics more abundant.

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