Like it or not, technology is becoming an ever-present part of football
Goal-line technology, which has been used to determine correct goals in the Premier League since the 2013-14 season, has been a success.
Meanwhile, video technology could be used in next season’s FA Cup as the sport's authorities attempt to provide further help to referees.
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But that’s not the only way technology is changing football. Manchester City stars Gabriel Jesus and David Silva took part in an interesting challenge that would spice up any training session.
Instead of shooting past a goalkeeper for hours each day, how much better would it be if the target was a flying drone?
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Jesus and Silva found out the answer to that question when they too part in the latest episode of Adidas’ Gameday Plus series.
The video must have been filmed before Jesus broke his foot last month, for the latest images of the 19-year-old show him riding a mobility scooter around Manchester with a protective boot on his right foot.
Silva vs Jesus
Jesus and Silva appear in a warehouse as a drone flies around them. The pair take it in turns to hit the little robot, with the winner being the one who takes it out first.
They then attempt to shoot down clay pigeons, which are not only smaller than drones but quicker, too.
Check out the video below.
So Silva emerged victorious in both tasks. Is anyone surprised?
Jesus' unfortunate injury
Jesus’ injury, sustained in the 2-0 win at Bournemouth in February, was a huge blow to a young talent who had made a blistering start to his Premier League career.
The Brazilian scored three goals in his first four matches for the club and even managed to displace Sergio Aguero in the starting line-up.
Though there are fears Jesus will miss the rest of the season, Pep Guardiola admitted the former Palmeiras star is working incredibly hard to return as soon as possible.
“He's never been away from us,” Guardiola said, via the Daily Mail. “He went to Barcelona and then after that he's been back and with us.
“Breakfast, lunch, therapy with the physios. I see him every day.”
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