Leon Goretzka was praised by fans on social networks after the psychological impact, causing Erling Haaland to miss an 11m kick in the 37th minute.
In the 37th minute of the quarter-final second leg of the Champions League 2022/23 between Bayern Munich and Man City, the referee gave the away team a penalty. Upamecano let the ball touch his hand in the penalty area. Erling Haaland is the one who made the kick for the Blue Man. However, his very tight kick sent the ball over the bar.
Statistically, Erling Haaland missed a penalty for the first time in his last 16 attempts in all club competitions (excluding penalty shootouts), the last time he missed a penalty in Dortmund vs. Union Berlin in April 2021.
Leon Goretzka was praised by fans on social networks after the psychological impact, causing Erling Haaland to miss an 11m kick. Accordingly, the Bayern Munich player pointed to something in the box before stepping forward and picking it up. Looks like it might just be a tuft of grass.
The 28-year-old midfielder then continued to complain to the referee about the decision to blow 11m. Fans believe that Goretzka was trying to psychologically influence Haaland, causing the Man City striker to perform a kick that went over the bar.
One person wrote: “Goretzka is really crazy, he gave Haaland a mental problem before taking the shot.” Another commented: “Goretzka mind game is number 1, Haaland got caught in the trap. “. Another added: “Goretzka’s actions directly contributed to Haaland’s shocking miss. Anyone who understands how psychology works will agree with me that Goreztka was an impact. The biggest lead to Haaland kicking 11m”.
After the missed phase in the first half, in the 57th minute the Norwegian player scored the opening goal. 10 minutes before the end of the match, Bayern equalized the score 1-1 due to Kimmich’s strike on the 11m mark, this is also the final result of the match.
With a 1-1 draw, Bayern Munich gave way to the semi-finals for Man City with a score of 1-4 after two matches. The green man entered the semi-finals against Real Madrid, they are showing themselves as strong candidates for the Champions League this season.