Manchester City secured their second successive victory of the 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League Group Stage campaign, courtesy of a 2-1 win against German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
The opening period finished goalless but the second half sprang to life as Jude Bellingham put the visitors in front. But late strikes from John Stones and the imperial Erling Haaland (who was facing his former team) both found the back of the net as Pep Guardiola’s men earned a second successive win.
In our second clash of the night, new Chelsea manager Graham Potter saw his debut end in a 1-1 draw with visiting Red Bull Salzburg at Stamford Bridge.
Raheem Sterling put the Blues in front early in the second half before Noah Okafor grabbed the equalizer later on, as Chelsea remain winless after their opening two group matches.
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FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg
FULL-TIME AT ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
85′ MIN: Erling Haaland converts from a tight angle off an assist from Joao Cancelo.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund (E. Haaland)
80′ MIN: England international John Stones fires a cracker into the back of the net to bring the hosts level.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-1 Borussia Dortmund (J. Stones)
75′ MIN: Noah Okafor puts the visitors level.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg (N. Okafor)
56′ MIN: Marco Reus delivers a delightful ball into the box and Jude Bellingham’s effort is deflected past Ederson in goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (J. Bellingham)
48′ MIN: Reece James down the line to Mount, he crosses for Sterling who finds the far corner superbly.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-0 Salzburg (R. Sterling)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Salzburg
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Salzburg
HALF-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Salzburg
KICK-OFF AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Borussia
The Black and Yellow have usual suspects in Marco Reus and Jude Bellingham amongst the starters while new signing from FC Koln Anthony Modeste will lead the frontline.
As expected, Norwegian striker Erling Haaland is in the Cityzens starting line-up as he squares up against his former team, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji who was a summer recruit from Dortmund is also handed a starting berth against his old side.
Red Bull Salzburg line-up set to face two-time UCL winners Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
New Blues boss Graham Potter has fielded Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in his Starting XI, Kepa Arrizabalaga steps in goal in place of the injured Edouard Mendy while Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling are also in the line-up.