On Saturday, a Euro 2024 qualifying match pitted Martin Odegaard of Arsenal against Rodri of Manchester City.
Martin Odegaard, the captain of Arsenal, was furious that Rodri’s challenge during Norway’s match against Spain did not result in a penalty kick.
In a Saturday Euro 2024 qualifying match, Spain defeated Norway 3-0, but the visitors thought they should have been awarded a penalty after Rodri took down Odegaard in the penalty area.
Odegaard was able to launch his shot, but it was stopped, and Rodri subsequently made a last-second challenge.
After the game, Odegaard was furious and said he should have been penalized for the tackle since Rodri’s studs had made contact with his ankle.
Odegaard told TV2, “I’m pretty sure I should have earned a penalty.” “He’ll have his studs right on my ankle. But if I say anything else, I’m positive I’ll get in trouble. I won’t say anything more regarding the referee. It is preferable to remain silent.
To the dismay of Odegaard and his teammates, Rodri managed to avoid handing away a penalty, but Norway still had a bad night. Dani Olmo’s early goal and Joselu’s late brace in the final ten minutes helped Spain easily win.
The Premier League championship is presently being contested by Arsenal and Manchester City. Despite having played one more game than Pep Guardiola’s team, Mikel Arteta’s team leads the table by eight points. This season, Rodri has played in 40 games for the Blues, with two goals and six assists.