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Man City vs Dortmund

Man City vs Dortmund

 Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Harland scores in comeback win

Erling Harland

Erling Erland Football Player had long been frustrated against his former teammates.

Erling Harland's stunning strike ended Manchester City's dramatic comeback and sent his former club Borussia Dortmund to a painful defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

The visitors struggled to get on the scoreboard as Dortmund took the lead in the 56th minute when Marco Reus' cross was tapped home by Jude Bellingham.

With 10 minutes remaining, defender John Stones equalized with a powerful shot past Dortmund keeper Alexander Meyer.

Four minutes later, from a Joao Cancelo cross, Harland showed great athleticism to score a goal, creating a truly special moment.

Bellingham showed why I must start for England," he said.

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Harland's Magical Moment

Harland was kept relatively quiet by his former Dortmund teammates, but this particular striker made a decisive and spectacular contribution to City's come-from-behind victory.

The young Norwegian was on the edge of the game, but had issued a warning minutes before the score with a shot that hit the outside of the post.

Dortmund's calm defense, led by veteran Mats Hummels and with Bellingham pulling the strings in midfield, frustrated City.

It was Harland's left-footed finish to Cancelo's cross that slipped past the incredulous Meyer.

His father, former City midfielder Alf Inge, watching from the stands, had a big smile on his face. He recreated the moment, but of course without the suppleness and grace of his son.

Harland's goal was his 13th of the season and 26th in 21 Champions League games.

City fans rejoiced, as the 22-year-old was exactly the kind of player they had signed to score the big Champions League goal that seemed to be running away with them.

Now City had the maximum return from their two games and a striker that every team in the tournament feared.

Bellingham's class

Bellingham hugged his former Dortmund teammate Harland. The Bundesliga team had worked so hard and then ruined it with a world-class goal.

Harland would have appreciated the grace of the 19-year-old English midfielder, and he was the most important part of the game until City pulled off a late comeback.

Bellingham showed maturity beyond his years, with perfect passing range, composure, and an eye for goal that reacted quicker than any City defender to put Reus' cross in front of Ederson.

Manager Gareth Southgate will select his next England squad on Thursday. This is why this is such an enormous situation.

And he was certainly more impressive than the disappointing Jack Grealish, who was replaced after Dortmund took the lead when Guardiola tried to get back into the game.