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Manchester City 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund: summary, score, goals, highlights, Champions League 2022-23

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates with team mates John Stones and Bernardo Silva after scoring their sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at Etihad Stadium on September 14, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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Man City vs Dortmund: match report

Erling Haaland grabbed an outrageous 84th-minute winner against his former club Borussia Dortmund as Manchester City came from behind with two late goals to seal a 2-1 win in Champions League Group G on Wednesday.

The Norwegian has now scored 13 goals in eight games since making his move from the Bundesliga club and his latest was a brilliant finish as he leapt to guide home a wonderful cross with the outside of his boot by Joao Cancelo.

The ball was almost beyond Haaland as he leapt off the ground to reach a cross that most players would have tried to hit with their right foot.

But the towering blond forward is not like most players and he hooked the ball with the outside of his left foot into the Dortmund goal, prompting an astonished roar from the home crowd.

There was something inevitable about the 22-year-old, who scored 86 goals in 89 appearances for Dortmund, deciding the outcome but it was a surprise how much City had struggled for almost an hour.

Pep Guardiola opted to rotate his squad a little and his players struggled to find their usual tempo and fluency in a dull opening 45 minutes.

The German defence had coped with City's pedestrian build-up play with neither Jack Grealish or Riyad Mahrez getting much joy on the wings.

The first real chance came in the 52nd minute and it fell to Dortmund with Marco Reus bustling in from the left but he scooped his shot wide of the far post.

Reus was more accurate, though, four minutes later when a corner reached him at the back of the penalty area and he whipped a ball back into the box for England international Jude Bellingham to head past Ederson.

Guardiola had been preparing a triple change when the goal was scored and he soon introduced Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez.

The trio provided the desired impact -- adding the missing pace and inventiveness to City's forward play but when they drew level in the 80th minute it was thanks to a defender.

Kevin De Bruyne played the ball inside to John Stones who blasted a fierce drive past Alexander Meyer from outside the box.

The momentum was with City and all Dortmund's efforts to neutralise Haaland counted for nothing when Cancelo produced his magical cross and the Norwegian his full stretch finish.


City ahead with two wins from two in Group G and are as good as through.

Copenhagen managed to hold Sevilla to a 0-0 draw at home, keeping their chances for a Europa League spot alive.

That's a wrap


Full time

After creating absolutely nothing all game, two late goals sees Man City turn it around at the Etihad. 

If they had started the game like they played the last ten minutes they would have put a dozen past Dortmund.


Dortmund's final chance as Malen bursts into the box, dancing past two but his shot is knocked wide of the near post.


The Etihad's newest hero Erling Haaland makes way for Kalvin Phillips.


More and more chances for City as Dortmund look beaten.


Julian Alvarez is the player to craft a chance for Man City this time but Meyer makes the stop.

It's the first save the keeper has made all game.

As soon as Dortmund switched to the three at the back they looked shaky. They had defended so well all game and now look to be out of ideas.

Karim Adeyemi comes on for Salih Ozcan, who had just been booked.


Goal - Manchester City (Erling Haaland)

Leaning into cliché territory, who else?

One of the best ball-playing full backs in world football, Joao Cancelo, is given the freedom of the Etihad to pick out Haaland with a wicked outside of the boot cross. Haaland dives in at the back post to poke the ball past Meyer.

It was inevitable.


GOAL - Manchester City (John Stones)

Channeling his inner Vincent Kompany (a la against Leicester), centre back John Stones steps up to wallop a shot from range straight through Meyer. The keeper seemed to pull his arm away as it headed in, very strange.

Game on!


Anthony Modeste comes off for the visitors as Nico Schlotterbeck comes on to give Dortmund a back three.

Man City still have not had a single shot on target. Hummels and Sule have kept Haaland very quiet.


Absolutely crucial sliding block by Hummels. De Bruyne is given space again and his fizzed cross seeks out Haaland who would almost certainly have scored had Hummels not got there first.

Bellingham clears the following corner.


City starting to create a few more chances now as de Bryune fails to reach a cross to the back post.


First bit of space for Haaland as he charges into the box though the tight angle means his shot cracks off the post.

Last time Manchester City failed to score at home was back in March.


Dortmund make their first change as Gio Reyna makes way for speedster Donyell Malen, once of Arsenal.

At this stage Man City have had nearly 64 percent possession. Zilch to show for it.


City look to fight back with a triple substitution. Jack Grealish, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez make way for Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Julian Alvarez.


Goal - Borussia Dortmund (Jude Bellingham)

Dortmund get the first contact from the corner and Reus crosses back in from the far side. Bellingham makes the run between the centre backs and glances his header past Ederson.


Dortmund are grwoing in confidence and continue to probe the City defence.

Can they create anything from this corner?


A fast counter from Dortmund creates a huge chance for talisman Marco Reus. He cuts back inside and has only Ederson to beat but he opens up his body too much and places the shot wide from inside the six-yard box.


Dortmund let de Bruyne get in behind though his cross is claimed well by Meyer. Gregor Kobel's deputy in net has yet to be troubled by the hosts.

Five Man City subs warming up including Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden. One thinks that Grealish may be the first to make way as he has seen the most of the ball in forward areas but done little with it.


Second half underway

Dortmund kick off.

No changes for either side at this stage.

Man City taking their time to come back out. No changes for Dortmund; the personnel from the first 45 are doing exactly what they need to.

Not looking like the most exciting games at the break, let's hope for a bit more energy for the next 45.

Scores on the doors around the Champions League

Rangers 0 - 0 Napoli

Chelsea 0 - 0 Salzburg

Real Madrid 0 - 0 RB Leipzig (Follow live here)

Copenhagen 0 - 0 Sevilla

Man City 0 - 0 Borussia Dortmund

Juventus 1 - 1 Benfica

Maccabi Haifa 1 - 1 Paris Saint Germain 

The half time stats reflect this. Lots of possession, nothing to show for it.

Yellow cards
red cards
fouls won
fouls committed
Contested balls where possession is lost
Ball recoveries

Half time

A truly lacklustre first half of football. While Man City have controlled possession, Dortmund have the only shot on target so far.


A Dortmund attack breaks down in the box and Man City are away, two-on-two as they cross the halfway line.

Unfortunately for them the pass is wayward and Hummels gobbles up the loose ball.


Jack Grealish has another shot blocked after being played into space by Haaland, who continued his run into the box.

Could he have worked it on to his left?

"Biggest chance" is, of course, relative as there has been little to speak of so far.


Biggest chance of the game as Dortmund break down the City left. The pull-back is in a perfect position on the edge of the box but no Dortmund player reaches it.


Dortmund's first corner is overhit and sails off the pitch for a goal kick.


The game is being held almost exclusively in the Dortmund half with the City defenders a long way ahead of the half way line.


Joao Cancelo is no stranger to wonder goals thoguh this time his long range strike is well over.


Despite all of the possession for the home side Dortmund can be happy with their disciplined performance so far.


Another City corner after quick play moves the ball up the pitch. 

Looking like the best way to break down BVB after they have pushed up the field.


Haaland bundled off the pitch at the Dortmund end and Dortmund provide a small scare as Modeste recieves the ball in the City box, though he is judged to have fouled former team mate Manuel Akanji.


Corner Man City followign a Grealish blocked shot.

Extremely deep and easily headed clear.


Dortmund register their first shot on target as a breakaway from the yellows results in a curling Ozcan effort straight Ederson.


Sustained City pressure sees Sule prevent Haaland nodding in at the back post.

Will Dortmund be able to attack at all from their defensive shape?


A direct run on the left flank by City wing back Joao Cancelo beats three players but he just takes the ball over the line and a goal kick is given.


Dortmund seem to be happy letting City have possession, who have done little with the ball so far.


Few chances early on and a couple of fouls in midfield.


First shot for Man City as Mahrez is given far too much space on the City right wing though his shot is straight at Meyer.


Kick Off

Man City get the game underway in their usual sky blue kit while Dortmand play in black and yellow.

Silence over, kick off imminent in north England.

The teams are out on the pitch ahead of the minute silence for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Copenhagen face Sevilla in the other game in Group G tonight with both teams looking to get their first points on the baord.

Dortmund have won three of their last five in the Bundesliga and eased past Copenhagen in their last Champions League match.

Look away now BVB fans. Manchester City's stats this season make for some scary reading with 20 goals in just six games.

Dortmund have conceded an average of one goals per game this season but this average could be raised significantly tonight.

Haaland's crazy Champions League feats

Only 36 players in Champions League history have scored more goals in the competition than Haaland, who has 25 from his 20 appearances in UEFA’s flagship club tournament, one goal every 54 minutes.

The person with the second most after 20 appearances is Ruud van Nistelrooy with 16.

The young England star lighting up Dortmund

Jude Bellingham cost Dortmund a lot of money for a youngster, around £25 millon from birmingham in 2020. Since then he has proved his worth, playing 46 and 44 times each of his first two seasons. Despite being only 19 he has represented England 15 times as well as being a part of the team that finished as runners-up in Euro 2020.

There had been rumours that he could have been on his way out of the club in the summer window though Dortmund managed to hold onto him. It is expected that he may leave the club in 2023 with both Real Madrid and Liverpool pushing for his signature.

Is this the team to keep Manchester City quiet?

Three changes from their last fixture as Gio Reyna, Mats Hummels and Emre Can come into the side.

Team news out for the hosts

Unsurprisingly Haaland starts in a strong XI, even if the defence is suffering with injuries.

City will be hoping to extend their run of 20 home games unbeaten in this competition.

How many goals did Haaland score while playing for Borussia Dortmund?


How many goals did Haaland score while playing for Borussia Dortmund?

Erlign Haaland will find himself on the pitch with Dortmund again tonight, but for the first time against them.

During his time in Westphalia, he scored a devastating 86 goals in 89 appearances, including 15 goals in just 13 appearances in Europe. Were he to score tonight he would join Ciro Immobile as a player to have scored for and against Dortmund.

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Guardiola in exalted company

With his taking charge of the fixture tonight Guardiola joins four other coaches in leading a team out in 150 UCL games.

Head-to-head leaves little to seperate the teams

Both sides faced off in the group stage of the 2012/13 season. The first tie ended in a 1-1 draw but Dortmund bested their opponents in the second game winning 1-0 at home and knocking their opponents out of the competition.

Their last meeting was in the quarter-finals of the 2020/21 season. Man City won both games 2-1 with City youngster Phil Foden scoring in both legs.

No pushovers in the Rhineland

Dortmund will look to push on from their comfortable 3-0 win over Copenhagen in their first Champions League game of the season. However, getting a result against Man City has proved to be a tough task for many this season and with Haaland in such form it could be a matter of keeping the goal difference down compared to going for a win.

In the Bundesliga Dortmund sit fifth out of 18 teams, winning four games and losing two, including a defeat against rivals RB Leipzig 3-0 last weekend. After Man City they will play in the Revierderby, or the Ruhr derby in English, against Schalke.

Could this be the year for Manchester City?

The blues are one of two unbeaten teams in the Premier League this season in no small part down to the impact of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland. Since joining from Borussia Dortmund at the start of the summer he has scored 12 goals in eight games. The big talking point will be that the match offers the first opportunity for Haaland to play aginst his former club.

If Man City win today then qualification for the next round of the Champions League will be all but assured. Their next two fixtures in the competition will be against Copenhagen, a team with a vast gap in quality to City and will likely put up token resistance. 

It is well known that Manchester City's owners covet the Champions League as the ultimate prize, so far alluding them. If the team can play as well as last season alongside Haaland firing they will have a great chance.

The game will be kicking off at 20:00 BST (local time) or 3:00 pm (ET) / 12:00 pm (PT).

Man City vs Dortmund live: welcome

Good morning, afternoon, evening (*ignore as appropriate) to you, our global followers, as we get set for another intriguing Champions League encounter.

Here at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester we see Pep Guardiola's Premier League reigning champions, Man City, entertain the German Bundesliga's second best team of last season. There are a number of narratives to consider in this game, but the headline one is clearly the sight of Erling Haaland lining up against his former club, Borussia Dortmund.

My name is Oli and I'll be bringing you all you need to know as we build up to kick off, including team news when it breaks, and then all the action and reaction from when the whistle blows. 


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