Two stunning late goals helped Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City come from behind to beat Dortmund. After a laboured first half, the visitors took the lead when Jude Bellingham stole in to head in Marco Reus’ driven cross. City struggled to break the resilient visitors down, and it took a fine strike from John Stones from outside the box to level. That set the stage for Haaland’s spectacular winner against the side he departed this summer, converting a no-less stunning cross from João Cancelo.
Manchester City have equalled Chelsea’s record of 21 home Champions League games without defeat.
De Bruyne is named Player of the Match. The UEFA Technical team said: “Even when City had problems trying to get through the excellent defence of Dortmund, he always tried to create some excellent passes to his team-mates and he never stopped hard working. Great approach and assist for the first goal too.”
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland said ,”It was good to see everyone [from Dortmund]. They didn’t stop me – I scored. They played well. I was quite sure I was going to be followed the whole game because Edin [Terzić] knows me very well. Three points is what matters.”
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said ,”We are used to doing [comebacks] lately. I don’t like it. We played in the wrong gear today. No aggression, we were passive. The moment we changed the rhythm with Phil [Foden], Bernardo [Silva] and Julian [Álvarez], we changed our pace and scored two excellent goals.”