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“They didn’t stop me” Erling Haaland mocks Borussia Dortmund after scoring a winner against them

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“They didn’t stop me” Erling Haaland mocks Borussia Dortmund after scoring a winner against them

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland mocked his previous team Borussia Dortmund after his incredible late acrobatic strike sealed Manchester City’s comeback victory.

Pep Guardiola’s team recovered from behind to win and keep top spot in Group G, with Haaland scoring 13 goals in eight games since signing from Dortmund.

Guardiola compared Haaland’s current match-winning exploits to those of Dutch superstar Johan Cruyff.

Haaland scored in the 84th minute with an incredible finish to increase his Champions League goal record to 26 from just 21 appearances.

“They didn’t stop me – I scored,” Haaland said after scoring against his former team.

“But they played well. They were good. I was quite sure I was going to be followed the whole game because Edin Terzic [Dortmund boss] knows me very well. Dortmund were really good today. But the three points are what matters.

“In the end we showed what we are. This is what we are and this is how we have to play. I’m proud of the last 20, 25 minutes. We scored two wonderful goals – mine was a bit better, honestly! It was a nice cross from Cancelo.”

Guardiola likened Haaland’s finish to that of his mentor, former Barcelona player and coach Johan Cruyff. “What a goal,” Guardiola exclaimed.

“You know the influence Johan Cruyff had on my life as a person and mentor. Years ago he scored an incredible goal in Camp Nou for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid.

“The moment Erling scored I thought it was quite similar. It was an incredible assist by Joao and the finish from Erling was exceptional.”

Dortmund took the lead in the 56th minute through Jude Bellingham, but John Stones equalized from 20 yards out before Haaland sealed the victory.

On Haaland’s winner, Dortmund and England midfielder Bellingham stated: “Yeah I knew it would be him, to be honest. Not many people know how to stop him.

“We did a really good job until maybe 88 minutes tonight and then he did what he does, unfortunately for us.”

“They didn’t stop me” Erling Haaland mocks Borussia Dortmund after scoring a winner against them

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