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Erling Haaland"s stunning strike completed a 2-1 comeback win for Manchester đô thị against his former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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The Bundesliga club went ahead through English midfielder Jude Bellingham but đô thị equalised through John Stones and Haaland"s acrobatic finish won it late on.

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The result sees Pep Guardiola"s men sit đứng đầu of Group G after back-to-back victories with six points. Dortmund follow with three points, with FC Copenhagen & Sevilla each on a point.

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Rapid Reaction

1. Haaland"s amazing act completes city comeback

Who else but Erling Haaland khổng lồ pop up with a late winner as Manchester đô thị fought back from a goal down lớn beat former club Borussia Dortmund?

The Norwegian striker scored his 13th goal in eight games since arriving at the Etihad Stadium from Dortmund in the summer and this might have been the best of the lot.

City, sluggish in the first half, looked set lớn drop points after Jude Bellingham"s expert header had put the visitors 1-0 up only for John Stone to score with a rocket from trăng tròn yards to make it 1-1. Dortmund had, up until the 84th minute, done a good job of restricting their former striker khổng lồ a couple of half chances until Joao Cancelo bent in a cross from the left and Haaland acrobatically stuck out a leg at the back post to lớn punch the ball past Alexander Meyer.

Meyer almost seemed surprised that Haaland had managed lớn somehow guide the ball back into the net, và his smile afterwards said everything about how happy he was with the finish. The talk already this season has been about whether Haaland can be the difference for Man đô thị in the Champions League this season and, with a moment of brilliance, he was against Dortmund.

2. Grealish"s slow start in Year 2 continues

After a year bedding into life at Man City, this was supposed lớn be the season when Jack Grealish showed why the club were so keen khổng lồ spend £100 million to bring him in from Aston Villa, but his campaign is off lớn a slow start.

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He hasn"t been helped by an injury which saw him miss games against Newcastle United, Crystal Palace & Nottingham Forest but handed a start against Dortmund, he struggled khổng lồ take his chance. He wasn"t alone in having a below par first half as Man city failed to create a meaningful chance during the first 45 minutes, but when it came time for Pep Guardiola lớn make changes before an hour was on the clock, Grealish was one of three sacrificed alongside Riyad Mahrez và Ilkay Gundogan.

One of the reasons city were mở cửa to letting Raheem Sterling leave in the summer was a belief that this season would see Grealish begin khổng lồ replicate his size at Villa. It"s only September và there"s a long way to go, but Grealish would have hoped for more from his first few games of the new season.

3. Bellingham shows why he"ll be on transfer radar

Jude Bellingham dodged the inevitable question about one day returning to lớn play in England while he was on truyền thông duties at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night but the expectation is that it will happen eventually. The 19-year-old, who scored with a poacher"s header from Marco Reus" volley into the box, was so assured in Dortmund"s three-man midfield that he will have almost certainly caught Pep Guardiola"s eye -- and there have been suggestions he is already on City"s radar with director of football Txiki Begiristain eyeing up eyeing up midfield reinforcements ahead of next summer.

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Manchester United và Liverpool would also be interested in signing Bellingham, but city would back themselves lớn land one of Europe"s best young players -- just as they did with Haaland. Thành phố have viewed Haaland"s arrival -- in the face of competition from every one of Europe"s vị trí cao nhất clubs -- as something of a watershed moment for their recruitment and believe they have shown the Etihad to be the place where players can both win trophies and improve, particularly under Guardiola. You can already sense đô thị working on their pitch.

Player ratings

Manchester City: Ederson 6, John Stones 7, Joao Cancelo 7, Nathan Ake 6, Akanji 6, Rodri 6, Ilkay Gundogan 6, Kevin de Bruyne 6, Jack Grealish 5, Riyad Mahrez 5, Erling Haaland 7.

Subs: Bernardo Silva 6, Phil Foden 7, Julian Alvarez 7, Kalvin Phillips 6.

Borussia Dortmund: Alexander Meyer 6, Thomas Meunier 7, Raphael Guerreiro 6, Niklas Sule 7, Mats Hummels 7, Emre Can 6, Salih Ozcan 7, Jude Bellingham 7, Marco Reus 7, Giovanni Reyna 6, Anthony Modeste 6.

Subs: Nico Schlotterbeck 6, Donyell Malen 6, Youssoufa Moukoko 6, Karim Adeyemi 6.

Best và worst performers

BEST: Erling Haaland, Manchester City.

He"s in the team lớn score crucial goals, and this was a big one. It was a vị trí cao nhất finish from a player in unbelievable form.

WORST: Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City.

City didn"t have a shot on target in the first half, & it was no surprise that Mahrez was one of the players hooked by Guardiola after 58 minutes.

Highlights & notable moments

Haaland"s goal -- pretty remarkable.

IT HAD khổng lồ BE ERLING HAALAND AGAINST HIS FORMER CLUB