MThanks to Erling Haaland, Manchester City became the first club to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup. The 22-year-old Norwegian scored his goals in season 40, 41 and 42, scoring three goals (32nd/35th/59th) in the City’s 6-0 (2-0) win in the quarter-finals against the second The English champions were scored by Julian Alvarez (62/73) and Cole Palmer (68), who came on for Haaland in the 63rd minute.
Bayern’s next opponents in the Champions League only had problems with the second division club at their home stadium in the early stages on Saturday. Former HSV pro Vincent Kompany’s team played carefree and could even take the lead.
Guardiola changes a lot
Four days after Haaland’s 7-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig with five goals from Haaland, manager Josep Guardiola changed his side by seven positions – captain Ilkay Gündogan was also on the bench. Manchester City are the big favorites to win the FA Cup. Defending champions Liverpool and record holder Arsenal have already been eliminated from this tournament.
The FA Cup continues on Sunday with Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers, Brighton & Hove Albion v Grimsby Town and Manchester United v Fulham. Grimsby Town, who beat Southampton in the round of 16, are in the Fourth Division.
Meanwhile, Chelsea missed out on their third successive Premier League win despite a goal from Kai Havertz. In the match with Everton, the team around the German national team player did not go further than 2:2 (0:0). Havertz scored a penalty in the 76th minute to make it 2-1. The first goal was scored by the Portuguese Joao Felix (52nd), Abdoulaye Dukur (69th) managed to level the score 1:1. Ellis Simms (90th) scored the final score. With 38 points, the Blues are 10th in the table. Everton have 26 points.
Former European Cup finalists Leeds United scored an important 4-2 (1-0) victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their fight against relegation. National team player Robin Koch played 90 minutes at Leeds, who now also has 26 points.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-1 in a 3-3 (1-0) win over Southampton. Called up by national coach Hansi Flick for international matches against Peru and Belgium on Friday, striker Kevin Schade of Brentford FC came on as a substitute in a 1-0 win against Leicester City in the 61st minute.
Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine
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