Man City defeat Dortmund by a close margin. Man City maintained the top place in Champions League Group G. However, Pep Guardiola was unhappy with the team’s performance. Here are the 3 Things we learn from the match.
#1：Haaland’s monstrous performance. Haaland gave an outrageous finish against his former club. It completed Man City’s turnaround. Joao Cancelo gave an outside-of-the-boot cross. The ball found Haaland, and Haaland finished it acrobatically. Guardiola commented that Haaland’s goal was “impossible”. He said that the goal reminds him of the ability of his “dear friend” Ibrahimovic.
Man City vs. Dortmund 2-1 | 3 Things We Learn
#2: Man City was below par. The first shot on target for Man City was at the 80th minute of the match. Pep Guardiola expressed his dissatisfaction with the team’s performance as he thought the team had difficulty getting its rhythm. According to Pep, the team is too passive in the transition. The team only started to find their rhythm after they were 1-0 down. Pep said that the Champions League does not forgive a team that plays poorly.
#3: Pep Guardiola’s substitution works. Guardiola brought Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and Bernardo Silva to open up the game. With the substitution, the team becomes more energetic. Haaland was back in the game.