- Manchester City won the second match in the Champions League Group G
- The English are credited with two late goals in their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
- Former BVB striker Erling Haaland is responsible for the crucial goal.
- In the second match of this group, Copenhagen and Seville tied 0-0. Wednesday’s other results are here over here.
They argued and complained and in the end almost lost focus on what was happening on the pitch: Manchester City’s players had a lot of trouble with the Borussia Dortmund match for a long time. For guests from Germany, it was primarily a compliment to their own appearance. In the second group match of the Champions League, they managed to face the favorites from Manchester.
But it wasn’t enough for Dortmund to win a point when they played on Al Jazira. The BVB, who lost both games to Man City in the 2020/21 Champions League quarter-final, was forced to settle for the same result again after conceding two late goals.
Arrival late to the city
It took Pep Guardiola’s boys just four minutes to make the turn in a long and difficult match. John Stones made it 1-1 in the 80th minute with a seemingly unstoppable long-range shot. Shortly thereafter, it was former BVB striker Erling Haaland, of all people, who scored the crucial 2-1 goal.
Previously, the lubricated engine did not do well in the ManCity attack at the speed level. In the first half in particular, there was a bit of a Premier League second despite notable possession of the ball. With Mats Hummels and Niklas Soleil, Haaland had two opponents that looked more than just the toes or toes of the Norwegian giant.
Only Jack Grealish, who tried to dribble over and over again, caused quite a bit of danger in the first round. But the City players were either stuck in one of Dortmund’s many legs or found their match in Alexander Mayer, who replaced the injured Gregor Kopel. So it was easy for an experienced Dortmund defense to keep the acclaimed City Sturm.
And with Judd Bellingham 1-0 against Dortmund in the 56th minute, the situation became even more difficult for the English side, for whom Manuel Akanji played. But in great team style, Manchester City were still able to turn the tide in the end.
Thanks to this victory, Manchester City is in Group G with the most points at the top of the table, ahead of Dortmund. In the second match, the other two teams got points from each other. Copenhagen and Seville tied 0-0.
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