Erling Haaland’s sensational end completes Manchester City’s 2-1 comeback in opposition to former staff Borussia Dortmund

And the Manchester Metropolis striker didn’t disappoint, scoring an acrobatic volley with the surface of his boot late on in opposition to Borussia Dortmund to win the sport for Metropolis, who’ve now gone an English report 21 house matches with out a loss within the Champions League.
After one other milestone purpose for Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Metropolis left it late to mount a comeback. John Stones scored a rocket within the eightieth minute earlier than Haaland grabbed the winner 4 minutes later.

Following a minute’s silence held in respect for Queen Elizabeth II, the 2 usually thrilling sides performed out a nervy first half.

Neither staff was capable of create any clear lower possibilities and it wasn’t till Bellingham latched onto a Marco Reus cross that both aspect threatened.

In scoring his fourth purpose within the Champions League, Bellingham moved forward of a number of gamers to change into the highest-scoring English teenager ever within the competitors.

Dortmund retreated deeper and deeper in an effort to protect their lead, and it regarded like they’d maintain out for an necessary win in Group G.

An unlikely hero stepped up for the house aspect in John Stones, who scored a spectacular purpose from outdoors the field, with a end harking back to former Metropolis captain Vincent Kompany’s well-known strike in opposition to Leicester in 2019.

Simply 4 minutes later although, Stones would inevitably be outdone by Haaland who as soon as once more stole the present.

Following intense stress on the Dortmund protection, João Cancelo performed a now trademark outdoors of the boot cross into the field.

The ball was seemingly too excessive and much away for anybody to get a head to, however Haaland, as is now routine, wowed the followers in attendance by acrobatically ending with the surface of his left boot previous a helpless Alexander Meyer.

Pep Guardiola was fast to reward the end. “The moment he scored it, I thought, ‘Johan Cruyff,'” Guardiola raved, earlier than making a comparability to a different icon.

“I remember my dear friend [Zlatan] Ibrahimović had this ability to put the leg on the roof and Erling is quite similar on that.

“I believe it’s his nature. He’s elastic, he’s versatile and has the flexibility to make the contact and put the ball within the internet.”

Haaland now has three goals in two matches in this season's Champions League.

Haaland has now scored 13 goals in his first nine games for the Citizens and looks set to be a transcendent force for City in the coming months and years.

It was another example of the ruthless nature of a 22-year-old who was anonymous for most of the match, but looked set to score every time he came near the ball, a now consistent theme.

It’s an idea that Haaland is embracing, as after the match, he told BeIn Sports, “To the touch the ball 5 instances and rating 5 instances, that is my largest dream.”

Haaland threatened to attain early on when Riyad Mahrez’s cross was taken off the Norwegian’s head by Niklas Süle.

Within the second half, together with his first respectable likelihood, he struck the surface of the submit from a decent angle earlier than once more practically scoring a tap-in just for Dortmund defender Mats Hummels to make a last-ditch interception on the cross.

However the Norwegian wouldn’t be denied, scoring his twenty sixth Champions League purpose in 21 appearances, and persevering with his unmatched rise to superstardom. Nobody has even come near Haaland’s report within the competitors, together with the event’s all-time high scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo, who didn’t rating his first purpose within the competitors till his twenty sixth look.

There may be an comprehensible reticence to place Haaland in the identical class as Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, but when the striker continues scoring on the identical price, he’ll far outstrip the 2 best gamers the Champions League has ever seen.