Phenomenon Holland brought a turnaround for City against his former team

Phenomenon Holland brought a turnaround for City against his former team
Phenomenon Holland brought a turnaround for City against his former team

With each passing game, Erling Holland proves not only that Manchester City were right to pay 60 million euros for him, but also that he is perhaps the most in-form striker in the world at the moment.

The 22-year-old Norwegian scored City’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in Group G of the Champions League. It was in the team from Dortmund that Holland played until the summer of this year. However, the details behind the dry statistics of the winning goal are even more impressive – it was the footballer’s first accurate shot in the match, and it was done with incredible grace, which will be remembered for a long time.

Borussia had earlier taken the lead with a goal from England’s Jude Bellingham in the 56th minute. – late. Stones’ shot was the first accurate for “City” in the match.

The new manager of “Chelsea”, Graham Potter, made his official debut with a draw at the head of the Londoners – 1:1 at home against “Red Bull” (Salzburg) in Group E. The “Blues” from London took the lead through Raheem Sterling in the 48th minute. but the Austrians equalized with a goal from Noah Okafor in the 76th minute and made it very difficult for “Chelsea” to continue in the play-off phase of the tournament.

In Israel, Paris Saint-Germain’s star trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar each scored once to secure a 3-1 win over Maccabi (Haifa) in Group H. With this match, Messi became the first player in history of the Champions League, who scored in 18 consecutive seasons.

With the victory, PSG took a very important step forward to the 1/8-finals, which was also helped by the second consecutive loss of “Juventus” in the group – this time with 1:2 at home against “Benfica”.


Group A

“Rangers” – “Napoli” 0:3 (Politano 68-d, Raspadori 85, Ndombele 90)

Ranking: 1. “Napoli” (6 points); 2. “Liverpool” (3 points); 3. “Ajax” (3 points); 3. “Rangers” (0 points)

Group E

“Milan” – “Dinamo” (Zagreb) 3:1 (Giroud 45-d, Salemakers 47, Pobega 77; Oršić 56)

“Chelsea” – “Red Bull” (Salzburg) 1:1 (Sterling 48; Okafor 75)

Ranking: 1. “Milan” (4 points); 2. “Dynamo” (3 items); 3. “Red Bull” (2 items); 4. “Chelsea” (1 point)

Group F

“Shakhtar” (Donetsk) – “Celtic” 1:1 (Mudrik 29; Bondarenko 10-aut)

“Real” – RB (Leipzig) 2:0 (Valverde 80, Asensio 90)

Ranking: 1. “Real” (6 points); 2. “Miner” (4 items); 3. “Celtic” (1 point); 4. RB (0 points)

Group G

“Copenhagen” – “Seville” 0:0

“Manchester City” – “Borussia” (Dortmund) 2:1 (Stones 80, Holland 84; Bellingham 56)

Ranking: 1. “Manchester City” (6 points); 2. “Borussia” (3 points); 3. “Copenhagen” (1 item); 4. “Seville” (1 item)

Group H

“Juventus” – “Benfica” 1:2 (Milik 4; Mario 43-d, Neres 55)

“Maccabi” (Haifa) – “Paris Saint-Germain” 1:3 (Cherry 24; Messi 37, Mbappe 69, Neymar 88)

Ranking: 1. PSG (6 points); 2. “Benfica” (6 points); 3. “Juventus” (0 points); 4. “Maccabi” (0 points)

The article is in bulgaria

Tags: Phenomenon Holland brought turnaround City team