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09/15/2022 Haaland Heroics đź‘€

By: Jeff Yoder

Champions League: Erling Haaland’s High-Flying Goal Beats Former Team 

Day 2 of Matchday 2 in the Champions League delivered nine games full of drama on Wednesday, but none carried a bigger storyline than the battle in Manchester. Erlind Haaland faced off against his former club Borussia Dortmund, and he struck the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win for Manchester City. Dortmund scored first early in the second half before a laser from John Stones evened the score. In the 83rd minute, it was Haaland who tracked down a cross and finished with a flying high-kick you have to see to believe.


Elsewhere, Napoli, Milan, and PSG were easy winners while Chelsea settled for a draw against RB Salzburg in manager Graham Potter’s debut. The Blues are 0-1-1 to open Champions League play.


Matchday 2 Highlights

Man. City def. Dortmund (2-1)

Shakhtar Donetsk draw Celtic (1-1)

Milan def. Dinamo Zagreb (3-1)

Napoli def. Rangers (3-0)

Chelsea draw RB Salzburg (1-1)

Real Madrid def. RB Leipzig (2-0)

Copenhagen draw Sevilla (0-0)

Benfica def. Juventus (2-1)

PSG def. Maccabi Haifa (3-1)


Matchday 3: October 4 & 5


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Chelsea Held to Disappointing Draw in Graham Potter’s Managerial Debut

The Independent: Erlind Haaland’s Champions League Winner Reminded Pep Guardiola of Johan Cruyff


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