Ever-present Erling Haaland secures City win over Dortmund – Soccer World – Champions League

Ever-present Erling Haaland secures City win over Dortmund – Soccer World – Champions League
Ever-present Erling Haaland secures City win over Dortmund – Soccer World – Champions League

The team of Manchester City recorded a second victory in the group stage of the Champions League. In one of the most anticipated clashes on Wednesday night, the Citizens beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at home. The success for the English came after a complete reversal of the result, and Erling Haaland scored the decisive goal for the winners.

All three goals in the game came after the break. Jude Bellingham first opened the scoring for Dortmund in the 56th minute, but goals from John Stones and Erling Haaland saw the home team take all three points.

In the first meeting of the struggle in the groups, City defeated Sevilla as a guest with 0:4.

This is the first defeat for Borussia, after they had no problems against Copenhagen in the first match, winning 3:0.

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The match at the Etihad Stadium started at a calm pace, and the expected home pressure definitely did not materialize. Both teams preferred to act cautiously in the first quarter of an hour of the meeting, and there were no dangers in front of the two goalkeepers.

It was only in the 15th minute that the “citizens” came to their first curious situation in front of the visitors’ goal. After a break from the right by Riyad Mahrez, the ball was crossed to Haaland, but just before the striker headed in, Zule intervened very neatly and knocked the leather ball in front of the Norwegian’s gaze.

The visitors responded almost immediately with a shot by Salih Ozkan, which was saved by Ederson.

Until the break, the two teams never managed to find the right way to the goal. The hosts’ rare attacks hardly ended with a dangerous shot at the visitors’ guard, while Borussia Dortmund’s players preferred not to take unnecessary risks and did not particularly threaten Ederson.

The first attack in the second half came at the expense of the hosts. Kevin de Bruyne received on the right flank, advanced a few meters and crossed to Erling Haaland, but the visitors’ keeper was careful and managed to intercept the pass and catch the ball.

In the 52nd minute, the guests from Dortmund created the cleanest situation since the beginning of the meeting. Marco Reus was brought behind the defense of the home team, chased the ball to the outline, where he feinted a defender of the “citizens” and with a technical shot looked for the far corner of the goal. However, the ball went past the left side post and went out.

The Manchester City team was penalized in the 56th minute after another wavering defensive performance. After a cross from a corner kick, the defense of the “citizens” did not line up properly and failed to clear the ball. The leather ball found its way to an unmarked Marco Reus on the left wing, who immediately crossed in front of Ederson. Jude Bellingham had positioned himself perfectly and managed to deflect the ball slightly to leave the home keeper helpless.

In the 66th minute, Erling Haaland got one of his rare opportunities in the match. The Norwegian was brought in from the right and shot from a small angle, but missed the frame of the goal.

After opening the scoring, Borussia Dortmund’s players definitely went back to the defense, and the team’s coach Edin Terzic brought in another defender with the clear idea of ​​keeping the result. However, this played a very bad joke on him.

John Stones scored a great goal with a powerful shot from nearly 22 meters, and this was the first accurate shot for the “citizens” in the match, which came only in the 80th minute.

Four later, the hosts struck their decisive blow through their new star. Cancelo crossed extremely precisely with an outside volley, and Haaland, with an acrobatic shot from the air from a very difficult position, put the ball into the net to give his team the lead. It was the 13th goal for the Norwegian with the shirt of Manchester City.

In the continuation of the match, Malen had a wonderful opportunity to equalize the score. He broke between two City defenders on the left, set the ball on his right foot and fired hard but wide.

FT MAN CITY – DORTMUND 2:1

0:1 Bellingham 56′, 1:1 Stones 80′, 2:1 Haaland 84

Champions League, 2nd round

Stadium: “Etihad”, Manchester

Manchester City: Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodry, Gundogan, Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish

Head coach: Pep Guardiola

Borussia Dortmund: Meyer, Meunier, Sule, Hummels, Guerrero, Ozkan, Can, Bellingham, Reus, Modeste, Reina

Head coach: Edin Terzic

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