UCL Final: Haaland Hilariously Crashes Into Drinks Box During Man City Training

UCL Final: Haaland Hilariously Crashes Into Drinks Box During Man City Training

Elijah Odetokun
June 10, 2023 at 8:05 AM
  • Manchester City had their final training at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul yesterday
  • It was an open training session with the media presence ahead of press conferences
  • There was an incident with Erling Haaland which left City fans laughing and praying at the same time

The day is here when Manchester City will take on Inter Milan in the curtain closer of the 2022-23 season - the UEFA Champions League final.

The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey - the venue of the 2005 final- will host it again, this time between another English team and an Italian team.

The two teams made their way to Istanbul, having defeated the top two most successful teams in the history of the competition - Real Madrid and AC Milan in the semi-final.

Erling Haaland, Manchester City, UEFA Champions League final, Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey.
Erling Haaland tumbles after crashing into the drinks box during Manchester City training. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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It carries different importance for both teams. For Manchester City, it is a chance at completing a historic treble, while for Inter, it is their first chance since winning it in 2010 under Jose Mourinho.

Haaland tumbles in training

A funny scene happened while the team were having their final training session at the venue of today’s event. It left fans laughing but got City fans and well-wishers praying it was nothing serious.

As seen in a video published on Twitter by Hayters TV, the Norwegian striker headed a ball back before taking a few steps back, which left him crashing into the drinks. The backroom staff helped him up, and he appeared okay.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has been pivotal for Manchester City since he joined for £51m from Borussia Dortmund last summer. He has broken many records and set new ones.

He has 12 goals in the Champions League this season and is under no pressure for the golden boot, but the onus is on him to help City win their first-ever UCL. He recognises this and spoke on this in an interview via The Guardian.

Acerbi has nothing to fear

Sports Brief reported that Francesco Acerbi has nothing to fear after his battle with cancer 10 years ago ahead of facing Erling Haaland tonight.

The battle between the two men will be crucial for their teams, and the veteran defender, who stands at almost the same height as the 22-year-old, is fearlessly walking into a challenge many defenders have failed this season.

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