Erling Haaland Copies Cristiano Ronaldo’s Siuu Celebration During Man City vs Spurs

Erling Haaland Copies Cristiano Ronaldo’s Siuu Celebration During Man City vs Spurs

  • Erling Haaland mimicked Cristiano Ronaldo's celebrations after scoring against Spurs
  • Haaland was among the goals as Manchester City came from two goals to win
  • The striker is now up to 22 goals in the Premier League, one short of last season's record

Erling Haaland appeared to perform a similar celebration to Cristiano Ronaldo's famous siuu celebration after scoring on January 19th.

Haaland scored Manchester City's second goal against Tottenham Hotspur to help his side dig themselves out of a hole. City eventually won the game 4-2 despite trailing at the break.

Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham Hotspur, siuu
Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by Oli Scarff.
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Julian Alvarez started the comeback and minutes later Haaland headed in from close range to restore parity. The Norwegian ditched his celebrations as they rushed back to restart play.

As he raced back to the centre of the pitch, he made a motion with his hands the way Ronaldo often starts before doing the siuu celebration. Haaland then turned around, arms slightly raised when he reached the centre circle.

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Goal reports that Ronaldo's trademark goal celebration sees him perform a mid-air pirouette before exclaiming "si!" (sometimes spelt "siu") - which is Spanish for "yes!" - upon landing. It is an expression of delight at scoring.

Ronaldo used the same celebration earlier after he scored against Lionel Messi's Paris Saint-Germain during a friendly match in Riyadh.

He responded to Lionel Messi's opening goal with a quickfire brace in an enthralling exhibition game staged at the King Fahd Stadium. Ronaldo responded just after the half-hour mark with an emphatic penalty to draw parity for the Riyadh XI, comprising players from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.

Meaning of Haaland's celebrations

Sports Brief has previously reported that apart from his lethal nature in front of goal, Erling Haaland has also captured the world's attention with his celebratory moves.

So famous and unique have his celebrations been that one of them has been incorporated into the famous video game by EA Sports, FIFA.

But what do these celebrations mean for the Norwegian striker? Does he just do them for the sake of it, or do they have a meaning like Lionel Messi's fingers pointing to the sky celebration?