MANCHESTER. Manchester City was able to turn the tables against Borussia Dortmund to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Borussia Dortmund to strike first with a goal of J. Bellingham at the 56′. Then it was a goal in the 80′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, E. Haaland gave the win to Manchester City in the 84′ minute. Manchester City was decisively better in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Orsato with the collaboration of Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Giallatini. The 4th official was Luca Massimi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15 degrees Celsius or 58.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 84%.
Manchester City had a strong ball possession 66% while Borussia Dortmund was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City had a more offensive attitude with 84 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Manchester City won the match.
Manchester City shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Borussia Dortmund shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.
Manchester City received 3 yellow cards (Rodri, P. Foden and P. Guardiola). Talking about the opposition, Borussia Dortmund received 3 yellow cards (D. Malen, S. Ozcan and T. Meunier).
After this encounter, Manchester City has 6 points to occupy the 1st place in the table. On the other side, Borussia Dortmund stays with 3 points (2nd).
In the next match in the Champions League, Manchester City will host Sevilla on the 2nd of November with a 3-0 head to head in favor of Manchester City (0 draws).
Borussia Dortmund will play away agasint København on the 2nd of November with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Borussia Dortmund (0 draws).
Manchester City – Formation
Manchester City adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: Ederson, John Stones , Manuel Akanji , Nathan Aké , João Cancelo , Kevin De Bruyne , Rodri , İlkay Gündoğan , Riyad Mahrez , Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish .
The home team had on the bench: Bernardo Silva, Julián Álvarez , Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden , Scott Carson, Rúben Dias, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis, Stefan Ortega and Sergio Gómez.
Manchester City made 4 changes: J. Grealish for P. Foden (58′), R. Mahrez for J. Alvarez (58′), I. Gundogan for B. Silva (58′) and E. Haaland for K. Phillips (90′).
Best player: João Cancelo
The player that probably impressed the most for Manchester City was João Cancelo even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 107 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 5 crosses.
Borussia Dortmund – Formation
Also Borussia Dortmund adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Edin Terzic played with: Alexander Meyer, Thomas Meunier , Niklas Süle , Mats Hummels , Raphaël Guerreiro , Jude Bellingham , Emre Can , Salih Özcan , Giovanni Reyna , Anthony Modeste and Marco Reus .
These were the players on the bench: Nico Schlotterbeck, Julian Brandt, Donyell Malen , Thorgan Hazard, Luca Unbehaun, Tom Rothe, Felix Passlack, Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko, Soumaila Coulibaly and Marius Wolf.
Borussia Dortmund made 4 changes: G. Reyna for D. Malen (62′), A. Modeste for N. Schlotterbeck (78′), M. Reus for K. Adeyemi (88′) and S. Ozcan for Y. Moukoko (88′).
Best player: Thomas Meunier
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Borussia Dortmund was Thomas Meunier.
His rating iswith 40 passes (67% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 12. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League.
- Shakhtar Donetsk – Celtic – 1-1
- Maccabi Haifa – Paris Saint Germain – 1-3
- Juventus – Benfica – 1-2
- København – Sevilla – 0-0
- Manchester City – Borussia Dortmund – 2-1
- Real Madrid – RB Leipzig – 2-0
- Chelsea – Salzburg – 1-1
- Milan – Dinamo Zagreb – 3-1
- Rangers – Napoli – 0-3