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Arsenal’s Odegaard Upset Over Late Tackle by Man City’s Rodri: ‘He’s Coming with His Studs

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Arsenal’s Odegaard Upset Over Late Tackle by Man City’s Rodri: ‘He’s Coming with His Studs

Rodri from Manchester City and Martin Odegaard from Arsenal faced off in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard was enraged that he was not given a penalty after a challenge from Manchester City’s Rodri during Norway’s match against Spain.

Spain defeated Norway 3-0 at Malaga’s La Rosaleda stadium on Saturday in a Euro 2024 qualifier, but the visitors felt they should have had a penalty when Rodri wiped out Odegaard inside the penalty area.

Odegaard was able to get his shot off, but it was blocked, and he was then met with a late challenge from Rodri.

Odegaard was enraged after the game, claiming that he should have been penalized for the tackle after Rodri’s studs made contact with his ankle.

“I’m fairly certain I should have received a penalty,” Odegaard told TV2. “He’ll be right on my ankle with his studs. But I’m sure I’ll be punished if I say anything else. I’m not going to say anything else about the referee. It is preferable not to say anything.”

Rodri avoided giving away a penalty, much to the chagrin of Odegaard and his teammates, but it was still a disappointing night for Norway. Spain won easily thanks to an early goal by Dani Olmo and a late brace by Joselu inside the final ten minutes.

Arsenal and Manchester City are currently competing for the Premier League title. Mikel Arteta’s side leads the table by eight points, despite having played one more game than Pep Guardiola’s side. Rodri has appeared in 40 games for the Blues this season, scoring twice and assisting six times.

Arsenal’s Odegaard Upset Over Late Tackle by Man City’s Rodri: ‘He’s Coming with His Studs

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