10:52 p.m. on September 14, 2022
The Norwegian striker scored once more as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Erling Haaland insists his former teammates did not stop him after scoring the winner in Manchester City’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad on Wednesday evening.
City made it two wins out of two in their Champions League group, beating the German giants after coming from behind.
City comes in late, but they get the three points.
The first half was characterized by few chances, with Dortmund keeping their illustrious hosts at bay. The second half was devoid of action until Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for Edin Terzi’s men in the 56th minute, which silenced the home crowd.
City’s unbeaten start to the season appeared to be over until John Stones leveled the score in the 80th minute, before Haaland scored the winner for Guardiola’s men four minutes later.
However, it was not all plain sailing for Haaland, who was kept quiet in the game before scoring the game-winning goal.
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Despite this, the Norwegian striker insists that he had the last laugh on his former teammates, despite admitting that they followed him throughout the game.
When asked about the treatment he received from his ex-teammates, Haaland stated, “They didn’t stop me.”
I was successful. They performed admirably. They were excellent.
“I knew I’d be watched the entire game because Edin [Dortmund boss Terzic] knows me so well.” Dortmund were outstanding today. “What matters is that you get three points,” he added.
Since joining City from Dortmund in the summer, Haaland has scored 13 goals in just eight games. The 22-year-old already has ten goals in the Premier League this season and will get another chance to add to his tally when Guardiola’s men travel to Wolves on Saturday.