Why Haaland isn’t playing FA Cup semi vs Chelsea

Haaland was replaced after playing for 90 minutes in City’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid. Pep Guardiola later disclosed that the Norwegian had requested to be substituted before extra time due to not feeling well. The manager subsequently verified that his leading goal-scorer sustained an injury before to the match against Chelsea.

“He has sustained an injury.” I believe the amount is insignificant, but he is not accessible now. “I am uncertain about his availability for the upcoming game,” Guardiola said the BBC.

The broader perspective
Prior to the game, Guardiola mentioned that Haaland had experienced a “muscular issue” during the match versus Madrid. However, he downplayed the seriousness of the injury, attributing it to exhaustion. Kevin De Bruyne, who was also substituted before extra-time versus Madrid, was selected to start the game against Chelsea. Julian Alvarez takes the position of Haaland in City’s offensive lineup.

Were you aware?
Haaland was out for a period of two months early in the season due to a foot injury. He has netted a total of 30 goals in this season, however, he has faced consistent criticism for his inability to perform in important matches. Specifically, he failed to score in matches against Arsenal, Real Madrid, and Liverpool at Anfield.

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