In their Champions League match on Wednesday at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City overcame Borussia Dortmund (BVB) 2-1 thanks to an Erling Braut Haaland winner. In the 56th minute, Jude Bellingham gave BVB the lead.
However, John Stones drew even with a long-range shot before Haaland scored against the team he left during the summer.
With six points from their two games, Man City leads Group G. Dortmund are in second place with three points after Copenhagen and Sevilla drew 0-0 in the other matchup in the group.
However, Dortmund came out strong in the second half and should have seized the lead, when Marco Reus skillfully rounded Manuel Akanji inside the Man City box in the 51st minute, but the German missed wide.
However, Dortmund did finally score in the 56th minute when Bellingham headed Reus’s cross into the goal from close range.
Manchester City fight back to win the game: Man City 2-1 BVB
The Citizens had been forewarned. Pep Guardiola of Man City replied by making three substitutions, replacing Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, and Ilkay Gundogan with Julian Alvarez, Phil Foden, and Bernardo Silva.
In the 67th minute, Haaland had a fantastic opportunity to tie the score against his former team, but the Norwegian international missed the target after being set up by Kevin De Bruyne.
The visitors maintained their lead going into the last 20 minutes despite persistent pressure from the home team, and Mats Hummels did superbly to beat Haaland to a dangerous cross inside the Dortmund box.
It was a frame of 4 minutes in which the Citizens not only levelled but pulled the game away from the German club.
Ten minutes from the end, though, Stones scored a fantastic goal for Man City to draw even, setting up an exciting conclusion.
With an acrobatic finish in the 84th minute after Joao Cancelo had delivered a beautiful cross into the box, Haaland gave the Citizens the victory. The Norwegian international has now scored 13 goals for Guardiola’s team this season across all competitions.
In the dying moments, Dortmund’s Donyell Malen nearly equalised as he danced into the area and unleashed a thunderous shot. However, Haaland came back to torment his former team, and the shot just missed the post.
Next up for Manchester City is a trip to Molineux Stadium as they get ready to face Wolves. While Borussia Dortmund will host Schalke this Saturday evening.
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