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Erling Haalands leg high up in the air connecting with the football with defenders surrounding him.

Manchester City perform magic comeback against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League

  • Haaland Scores in first game against his old team

  • Two goals in the last 10 minutes saved City from a loss

The game started off slowly with Manchester City not looking like their usual best with so many new players in. Critics on Twitter were quick to switch the blame on the record signing Jack Grealish.

The first half ended with neither team creating any real chances and neither getting into trouble. This was a good half for Dortmund considering how dangerous Manchester City are with their new star, Erling Haaland.

Both teams came out after the half time break with - to the surprise of many fans - no changes to either team.

It wasn’t long after the kick-off for the second half when Marco Reus nearly got a golden chance to give City =the lead as he glided past Akanji, former teammate, but the shot went wide past the right post.

However, that chance just gave Dortmund momentum and on the 56th minute, the young star of Dortmund, Jude Bellingham, scored and gave them the lead over an impressive City side.

Straight after the goal Pep Guardiola decided to take instant action with a triple substitution where he brought on Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva who replaced Jack Grealish, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez, who were all having a tough time against the experience of the Dortmund defence.


As soon as these subsitutions touched the field everyone could tell Manchester City shifted into a different gear and applied instant pressure.

This then led to a beautiful strike from John Stones from the edge of the box in the 80th minute where he placed the ball right into the top corner of the net, giving City relief against the tough defence.

Just five minutes later, ex-Dortmund man, Erling Haaland, received a fantastic ball from Joao Cancelo, managed to get his foot six foot into the air and stomped the ball past the keeper to score the winning goal in this dramatic game.

City now go to the top of their group with six points from two games. Their next Champions League game is against FC Copenhagen on 5  October hoping to make it three wins from three games.

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