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Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund Live Commentary, 15/09/2022

2 - 1
J. Stones (80)
E. Haaland (84)
J. Bellingham (56)
Etihad Stadium


That's all for today, goodbye!
Man City will now face Wolves and Manchester United either side of the international break before facing FC Copenhagen in the Champions League. Dortmund will travel to Sevilla in their next European fixture as they remain second in the group behind Man City.
After a quiet first half for both sides, Dortmund broke the deadlock in the 56th minute after Bellingham headed home a cross from Reus. It was a deserved lead from Dortmund but they were left shell-shocked in the last ten minutes of the game. Stones tried his luck from 25-yards out and his powerful effort found its way past Meyer in goal. Cancelo's trivela cross was met by a flying Haaland to put City in the lead and secure a 2-1 win.
P. Foden
Yellow Card
Manchester City
90' + 4' Foden goes into the referee's book for a reckless and needless challenge on Meunier.
T. Meunier
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
90' + 4' Meunier receives a yellow card after reacting poorly to a challenge from Foden.
K. Phillips
E. Haaland
Manchester City
90' + 2' Phillips comes on for goalscorer Haaland to try and see out the victory.
90' There will be a minimum of three additional minutes.
89' SAVE! Alvarez almost makes it 3-1 to finish the game off completely but his shot is straight at Meyer.
Y. Moukoko
M. Reus
Borussia Dortmund
88' Substitution Marco Reus Youssoufa Moukoko
K. Adeyemi
S. Özcan
Borussia Dortmund
88' Moukoko replaces Ozcan to add more attackers to the Dortmund side.
S. Özcan
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
88' Ozcan receives a yellow card after a reckless challenge in his own half.
87' Dortmund are sending more players forward to try and find an equaliser now.
E. Haaland
Manchester City
84' GOALL!!!!! 2-1 HAALAND!!!! Man City take the lead in stunning fashion! Cancelo sends a cross to the back post with the outside of his boot and Haaland scores against his old club with an acrobatic finish.
João Cancelo
Manchester City
84' Cancelo has time to pick out a pass, and he sends a trivela cross into the path of Haaland, who finishes in incredible fashion.
83' Man City are turning on the pressure now as they push forward for a late winner.
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City
80' De Bruyne lays the ball off to Stones outside the box on the right side of the pitch. Stones makes no mistake with his shot and equalises the game.
J. Stones
Manchester City
80' GOALL!!!! 1-1 STONES!!! Stones has scored an absolute screamer to equalise this game! He receives the ball outside the edge of the box and fires the ball towards the near post. Meyer could have saved it but does not even try.
D. Malen
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
79' Malen receives a booking for time-wasting after committing a foul.
N. Schlotterbeck
A. Modeste
Borussia Dortmund
78' Dortmund make a defensive change as Schlotterbeck comes on for Modeste.
77' Foden sends the corner into the near post for Rodri, but the midfielder heads the ball straight out for a goal kick.
76' Silva sends a looping cross towards Haaland in the box but it is too high for the striker. Man City eventually work the ball around for a corner.
74' The crowd are getting more frustrated inside the Etihad Stadium as Dortmund continue to stop all Man City attacks and they start to run down the clock.
72' HUGE TACKLE! Haaland almost gets any easy sight of goal from Foden's low-driven cross, but Hummels goes full stretch to slide the ball behind for a corner.
70' Man CIty are starting to send more crosses into the box since their triple substitution, but are now struggling to work the ball into a position to cross due to Dortmund's quick press.
68' Bellingham's goal tonight was his fourth in the competition, more than any other English teenager. He has also made more appearances (18) than any English teenager in the Champions League.
66' De Bruyne is now playing in a wider position to try and find a better angle for crosses and final passes. He plays Haaland in behind the defence but the striker's effort is just wide of the target.
64' Dortmund are outnumbering the Man City attackers in most scenarios and are working well together to smother any attack out.
D. Malen
G. Reyna
Borussia Dortmund
62' Malen replaces Reyna in the Dortmund frontline to add extra pace to a potential Dortmund counter-attack.
60' Dortmund are not faltering from their gameplan since taking the lead as they continue to sit deep and stop City from breaking them down.
Bernardo Silva
İ. Gündoğan
Manchester City
58' Silva comes on for Gundogan in the midfield to add more attacking prowess.
P. Foden
J. Grealish
Manchester City
58' Foden replaces Grealish on the left-wing to help City find an equaliser.
J. Álvarez
R. Mahrez
Manchester City
58' Alvarez replaces Mahrez on the right-wing to add more energy to the attack.
M. Reus
Borussia Dortmund
56' Reus takes a touch to set himself to cross the ball into the six-yard box. He does so perfectly and finds Bellingham, who heads the ball home.
J. Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund
56' GOAL!!!!!!! 1-0 BELLINGHAM!!!! Dortmund take a well-deserved lead through Bellingham! The corner is initially cleared to Reus, who crosses it back into the box and Bellingham flicks it past Ederson.
55' Dortmund are growing in confidence when attacking and coming closer to opening the scoring in this game. Meunier sends in two crosses into the box, the first is cleared but the second leads to a corner.
Yellow Card
Manchester City
53' Rodri receives a yellow card after a clumsy challenge near the halfway line.
51' CHANCE! Dortmund fly forward on the counter-attack after Bellingham plays Ozcan through on the left wing. He finds Reus, who cuts past a sliding challenge from Akanji, but his shot is just wide of the post!
49' Mahrez plays De Bruyne in behind and towards the byline. The Belgian hits a low cross into the box in search of Haaland but Meyer does well to stop the attack and catch the ball.
48' Dortmund are starting the second period in a similar way they did in the first as they are patient when attacking and doing so with precise passes.
46' Reus gets the second half underway!
If Man City want to make the most of their possession in this game, they will need to take more risks. They are refusing to play lofted passes over the top of the Dortmund defended despite Haaland and De Bruyne making multiple runs in that direction. The away side have come close to creating very good chances a few times but are lacking the final pass at the moment.
Man City are struggling to break down the low block of the Dortmund defence and are yet to have a shot on target. The hosts are slow in their build-up play and finding it difficult to find the likes of Haaland and Mahrez in dangerous positions. The visitors have been efficient in possession and have not lost the ball in bad positions. Ozcan registered the only shot on target in the first half with Dortmund's only shot so far, but it was an easy save for Ederson.
44' Man City are trying to find a breakthrough before the break but are struggling to do so against this low block from Dortmund.
42' The Dortmund attackers are pouncing on the Man City defenders a lot more when there is a loose touch on the ball. Two or three are quick to press when this happens.
40' Dortmund play the ball forward really well after Bellingham wins the ball back on the edge of his box. Reyna finds himself with the ball on the right side of the box but his cross towards Modeste is cut out by Stones.
38' Dortmund are having a good spell of possession to stop any pressure on their goal from Man City. They are being patient when going forward.
36' Dortmund quickly progress up the pitch from Meyer's goal kick but Modeste underhits a pass that would have seen Ozcan through on goal.
34' None of Dortmund’s last 17 away games in the UEFA Champions League have been drawn, with the German side winning seven and losing 10 since a 1-1 draw at APOEL Nicosia in October 2017.
32' Meunier once again drives down the right-hand side and cuts the ball back towards the edge of the box, but a deflection from Ake takes the chance away from Reus to shoot.
30' Reus crosses in the ball from a long free-kick, but Akanji clears easily. The second cross from Reyna is also dealt with ease.
28' Man City players are making runs in behind to try and force a chance against this Dortmund backline, but the defenders are reluctant to attempt the pass.
26' Cancelo tries to score from long distance and catches the ball well, but his effort flies over the bar. Dortmund are frustrating the Man CIty attack.
24' Grealish tries to drive at the Dortmund defence for the first time, but Meunier tackles him promptly to stop any danger of a goal.
22' De Bruyne takes a corner and crosses it towards Akanji, but Meyer punches it away.
20' Meunier drives forward with the ball after Reyna dispossesses Gundogan. The cross from the defender to Modeste in the box was good, but the referee blows for a foul on Ake by the striker.
18' Ake makes a run towards the near post to try and get on the end of De Bruyne's cross but Meyer catches the pass comfortably.
16' Ozcan registers the first shot in the game as tries to curl the ball beyond Ederson from the left side of the box. He gets too much curl on his shot and Ederson collects the ball.
14' Mahrez sends a looping cross to Haaland at the back post but Hummels just about leaps high enough to head the ball away from danger.
12' Cancelo pushes the ball through the legs of Reus and drives towards the byline, but goes too fast for his own good and runs the ball out of play.
10' Dortmund are keeping their shape well when defending deep in their half and not allowing much space for Man City in the final third.
8' Reus gets the better of Ake and tries to send a cross towards Modeste but Akanji clears his lines. Ozcan tries to find Reus again but Grealish intercepts the pass.
6' Man City defenders are being given a lot of time on the ball as Dortmund sit deep in their own half to start the game.
4' Gundogan sprays the ball to Mahrez on the right-wing and the winger has plenty of time on the ball. He tries to find Stones with a delicate pass but the ball rolls to Meyer.
2' Cancelo tries to find Haaland at the back post with a cross but Meyer catches it. Man City are starting at a very high tempo.
1' Haaland gets the game underway!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
This will be Guardiola’s 150th UEFA Champions League game in charge, the fifth manager to reach the milestone in the competition. He’s won 94 of his 149 so far, with only Alex Ferguson (102 wins from 190 games) and Carlo Ancelotti (99/179) ever winning more matches in the competition (Ancelotti’s numbers don’t include a 3-0 awarded win against Inter in 2005).
Pep Guardiola has made four changes from his last game as Stones, Ake, Gundogan and Mahrez come in to the starting 11. Edin Terzic makes three changes to his starting lineup from the side who faced Copenhagen as Hummels, Can and Reyna all start.
SUBS: Nico Schlotterbeck, Youssoufa Moukoko, Thorgan Hazard, Soumaula Coulibaly, Tom Rothe, Julian Brandt, Marius Wolf, Felix Passlack, Donyell Malan, Luca Unbehaun, Karim Adeyemi.
Borussia Dortmund (4-3-3): Alexander Meyer; Thomas Meunier, Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro; Salih Ozcan, Emre Can, Jude Bellingham; Marco Reus, Anthony Modeste, Giovanni Reyna.
SUBS: Sergio Gomez, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Julian Alvarez, Rico Lewis, Kalvin Phillips, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Phil Foden, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish.
Borussia Dortmund’s three-game winning streak was ended by RB Leipzig on the weekend in a disappointing 3-0 defeat. They did however get their European campaign off to a flying start last week after beating FC Copenhagen 3-0, with goals from Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro, and Jude Bellingham.
Manchester City are currently unbeaten this season in all competitions, with their most recent victory coming against Sevilla last week. Erling Haaland has scored in each of his last five games for the club, having scored 12 already this season.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.