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I Always Watch Ronaldo – Haaland

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Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland has identified the key area he learned from Cristiano Ronaldo to improve his goal scoring ability.

Haaland has been impressive for Man City since joining the Premier League champions in 2022 from Borussia Dortmund.

The 23-year-old scored 52 goals and provided nine assists in 53 games for Pep Guardiola’s side, winning the Champions League, FA Cup and the Premier League last season.


This season, the Norway international has scored 17 goals and provided four assists in 16 games across competitions for City so far.

Speaking with TV 2 experts Simen Stamso-Moller and Jesper Mathisen, Haaland spoke about his improved heading ability which he learnt from Ronaldo.

He said, “I remember always watching Cristiano Ronaldo. His movements in the box: He used to make two or three moves before attacking the space he wanted to be in.

“It’s kind of a duel in that situation with the centre-backs.

“It is important to time it perfectly. And the post must be good. If you don’t get a good cross, you won’t be able to score with your head.”

Haaland added: “How he moves, and how he (has) managed to develop his game. You remember when he played in Manchester United and the first years in Real Madrid, to become more of a striker in Real Madrid.

“It is incredible for him that he manages. But also how he scores the goals. It is the small movements in the box, and being able to deceive the defenders.”

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Paris 2024: Super Falcons Lose 1-0 To Canada In Friendly

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons fell to a slim 1-0 defeat against Canada in their friendly at the La Quinta Football Centre, Malaga, on Wednesday night.

Olympic champions Canada dominated the opening exchanges and scored the decisive goal in the 18th minute.

The Super Falcons had numerous chances to equalise but were let down by their poor finishing.

Paris Saint-Germain’s new signing Jennifer Echegini hit the woodwork seven minutes from time.

The defeat was Super Falcons’ first in 2024.

Randy Waldrum’s side will now shift attention to their opening fixture against Brazil at the 2024 Olympics.

The Group C clash will hold at the Stade Bordeaux next Thursday.

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Mikeli Spotted With Ancelotti, Modric At Real Madrid Training Camp

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Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has been spotted at Real Madrid’s training camp.


Mikel Obi posted a couple of photos of himself on Instagram stories.

One of the photos saw him pose with Luka Modric, who will become the new Madrid captain.

“Congratulations on extending your contract,” Mikel Obi wrote.

Modric has extended his stay with the LaLiga champions until June 2025.

In another video, he posted himself in conversation with Lucas Vazquez with the caption: “We all used to hate pre-season training. I get it.”


There are also pictures of Mikel Obi, manager Carlo Ancelotti and Los Blancos legend Raul Gonzalez.

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“Moment Of Madness” – Pinnick Speaks On Osimhen’s Rant Against Finidi

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Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has described Victor Osimhen’s recent outburst against former Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George “as unfortunate.”

Osimhen blasted Finidi for reportedly questioning his dedication to the Super Eagles after he pulled out of the team’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic.

The Super Eagles played out a 1-1 draw with Bafana Bafana of South Africa while they lost 2-1 to the Cheetahs of Benin Republic.

The disappointing results put the team in danger of missing out on a place on the Mundial for the second consecutive edition.

Pinnick revealed he spoke with Osimhen and expressed disappointment over the footballer’s action.

“Let me dwell on Osimhen’s case. It was quite unfortunate. That ranting was so unfortunate. I put a call through to Osimhen and I made him understand that I didn’t like what he did and he spoke to me with remorse. And I told him to channel his remorse to the appropriate quarters,” Pinnick said on Arise TV.

“Osimhen has always come to me, we discovered Osimhen. It was during my first tenure. In fact, that was the first trophy I won as the president of NFF when he led us to Chile and he was the highest goal scorer.

“I don’t know what went wrong. It was just a moment of madness so to speak. But, that is not the Osimhen that I know. Osimhen comes to me as a very humble boy, I don’t know others and we have maintained that relationship. “

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