Defender John Stones levelled the scores for Manchester City with 10 minutes left on the clock with a powerful shot before the In-form 22-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland popped up 4 minutes later to ensure his former team-mates returned to Germany with no point.
The visitors had taken the lead after 56 minutes of action when a superb Marco Reus’ cross found Jude Bellingham before the Englishman scored with a glancing header.
City struggled to stamp their authority on the game for most part of the match as Dortmund defence led by the experienced Mats Hummels remained resolute. But then, a truly special player like Haaland is capable of producing something spectacular any time, which he did in the 84 minutes when he rose to divert Joao Cancelo’s cross beyond goalkeeper Alexander Meyer with his outstretched left foot to the delight of the striker’s father, Alf-Inge who was watching in the stands.
Haaland has now scored 3 goals in two games so far in the tournament for Pep Guardiola side, his 13th goal of the season and 26th in 21 Champions League matches.
City have now won two out of two to open a three points lead over Dortmund who still remain in second spot despite defeat, as a result of the goalless draw in the other fixture between FC Copenhagen and Sevilla.
The English Champions will remain at Etihad to host Danish side FC Copenhagen while Sevilla take on Borussia Dortmund on October 5, 2022 respectively.