Footballers from Manchester City on Wednesday won the Champions League program against Dortmund with 2:1. The home team turned the unfavorable situation around within four minutes at the end of the second half. Former Borussia player Erling Haaland scored the decisive goal.
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Erling Haaland among the Dortmund players, for whom he played last season.
Napoli with Stanislav Lobotek triumphed 3:0 on the grounds of Glasgow Rangers. London Chelsea only drew with Salzburg 1:1 and Juventus Turin lost to Benfica Lisbon 1:2.
Haaland faced his former Dortmund team-mates for the first time since his move to City. Borussia coach Edin Terzič put the tall and experienced Mats Hummels and Niklas Süle in the stoppers, whose job was to guard the Norwegian shooter. He too came up with a defensive tactic and it was a success in the first half, as the favorite didn’t get a single free chance and didn’t even shoot on target in 45 minutes.
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The guests threatened from the breaks, but they only got a clear chance at half-time. However, it came after the team change, when Salih Ozcan pushed Marc Reus out, he pinned the defender, but shot at the keeper and the goal from an angle. However, the home side did not take the warning seriously and scored in the 56th minute. After an extended corner, Reus’ sharp cross came into the penalty area and Jud Bellingham’s accurate header – 1:0.
Pep Guardiola reacted immediately and sent Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva onto the field. The Citizens then built up pressure and Haaland had a chance, but in the 66th minute he hit the post. However, the attack continued and the home side’s first shot into the in-goal in the 80th minute equalized when John Stones scored from a cannon.
The home team turned around after four minutes, when Norwegian gem Haaland also scored on a cross from Joao Cancelo and decided on the victory over his old club. In the second game of Group G, Copenhagen with Denis Vavro drew 0:0 with FC Sevilla.
Glasgow Rangers – SSC Napoli 0:3 (0:0) – transferred from Tuesday
goals: 68. Politano (from 11m), 85. Raspadori, 90.+1 Ndombele, ČK: 56. Sands (Rangers), referee: Lahoz (Sp.)
S. Lobotka (Naples) played from the start
FC Chelsea – Red Bull Salzburg 1:1 (0:0)
goals: 48. Sterling – 75. Okafora
AC Milan – Dinamo Zagreb 3:1 (1:0)
goals: 45. Giroud (from 11 m), 47. Saelemaekers, 77. Pobega – 56. Oršič, referee: Gil Manzano (Sp.)
Real Madrid – RB Leipzig 2:0 (0:0)
goals: 80. Valverde, 90.+1 Asensio, referee: Mariani (Italy)
Shakhtar Donetsk – Celtic Glasgow 1:1 (1:1) – played in Warsaw
goals: 29. Mudryk – 10. Bondarenko (right), judge: Nyberg (Sweden)
FC Copenhagen – FC Sevilla 0:0
Referee: Peljto (BiH.)
D. Vavro (Copenhagen) the whole match
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund 2:1 (0:0)
goals: 80. Stones, 84. Haaland – 56. Bellingham, Referee: Orsato (Italy)
Juventus Turin – Benfica Lisbon 1:2 (1:1)
goals: 4. Milik – 44. Mario (from 11 m), 55. Neres, referee: Zwayer (Germany)
Maccabi Haifa – Paris Saint Germain 1:3 (1:1)
goals: 24. Chery – 37. Messi, 69. Mbappe, 88. Neymar, Referee: Siebert (Germany)