Man City vs Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland Shines as City Stage Comeback to Sink Dortmund in Tough UCL

Man City vs Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland Shines as City Stage Comeback to Sink Dortmund in Tough UCL

  • Man City left it late during their Champions League meeting with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium
  • The English champions had to wait until the final 10 minutes of the match to see off a stubborn Dortmund side
  • Two late goals from John Stones and Erling Haaland cancelled off Jude Bellingham's opener for the Bundesliga side
  • City are now topping Group G of the European competition with six points after two matches, while Dortmund are second with three points

Erling Haaland continued his fine run of form as he found the back of the net to inspire Man City to a 2-1 thrilling comeback win over his former side Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

The Norwegian striker has been in scintillating shape since he joined City in the summer, with the forward firing from all cylinders.

Manchester City, Erling Haaland, Champions League, Etihad Stadium, John Stones, Pep Guardiola, Jude Bellingham.
Erling Haaland celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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Prior to City's meeting with Dortmund, Haaland had bagged 12 goals for the English champions, with nine of those coming in the Premier League.

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The youngster once again proved his worth on Wednesday night, September 14, as he led City to an epic win over Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium.

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How Man City sunk Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League

Both teams had a cagey first 45 minutes, with neither side looking threatening in the final third.

However, they managed to burst into the scene after the interval, with Dortmund taking a surprise lead in the 56th minute through Jude Bellingham, who nodded home past Ederson after he was set up by Marco Reus.

The visitors looked set to cart home the three points after managing to hold firm to the lead for a lengthy period, only for John Stones to restore parity in the 80th minute.

Haaland completed the turnaround in a dramatic fashion four minutes later, leaping acrobatically to steer the ball home with a preposterously outstretched foot to make it 2-1.

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Thierry Henry picks between Mbappe and Haaland

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that legendary football star Thierry Henry has suggested that Kylian Mbappe is better than Erling Haaland.

According to Henry, he would prefer having Mbappe in his team over Haaland since the Frenchman can 'create and finish'.

The two footie stars have had an impressive start to the season, firing from all cylinders at their respective clubs.

Source: Sports Brief News