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In one of the Champions League second round matches, Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund with a score of 2:1. It is noteworthy that the decisive goal in the squad of the Cityzens was scored by the Black-and-Yellows ex-player, Norwegian Erling Haaland! 11:16 15.09.2022

Haaland made the right choice!

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In one of the Champions League second round matches, Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund with a score of 2:1. It is noteworthy that the decisive goal in the squad of the Cityzens was scored by the Black-and-Yellows ex-player, Norwegian Erling Haaland!

The meeting itself turned out to be quite intriguing. The first half ended in a goalless draw, and in the 56th minute, the main talent of today's Borussia Dortmund - Bellingham unexpectedly scored. However, Manchester City still confirmed their status as the clear favorites of the pair. At the very end of the game, the victory of Guardiola's men was achieved thanks to accurate shots from Stones and Haaland.

Like it or not, today's Manchester City are a team with almost no weak points. They have two almost equal line-ups of stars, and they are headed by, perhaps, the best coach of our time - Josep Guardiola. Despite the huge number of trophies in the domestic arena, City did not achieve success in the Champions League. The maximum for them was the final of 2021, lost to Chelsea with a score of 0:1.

Therefore, it’s not surprising that with such potential, the Cityzens, albeit with difficulty, but defeated Dortmund. As in the quarter-finals of the previous campaign. A special role in the success of the club is played by one of the best forwards of our time, Erling Haaland. For two and a half years at Borussia Dortmund, he entered the pitch in 87 matches and scored 86 goals! He demonstrated a similar rate at Salzburg. This summer, Manchester City bought the 22-year-old Norwegian for a ridiculous €75m and he immediately began to bring a lot of value.

In the first round of the Premier League already, two goals from Haaland helped City defeat a strong West Ham. Two weeks later, the Norwegian saved a draw in a duel with Newcastle. And then there were two hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham! After that, Erling scored against Aston Villa, Sevilla (twice) and his former club Borussia Dortmund. Thirteen goals in nine meetings for the Cityzens - it seems that in the Premier League, Haaland reached a new level of development in the shortest time possible.

At this rate, he will easily match the performance figures of Messi and Ronaldo in their best years, as well as break into the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or contenders. Under the leadership of Guardiola, Haaland is in danger of becoming a real football legend, so his move to the Albion has already fully justified itself.

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