Erling Haaland silenced the Borussia Dortmund fans’ mocking chants with a stunning acrobatic winner in the Champions League.
The Manchester City forward had had a quiet game before his moment of brilliance on 84 minutes.
Haaland connected with Joao Cancelo’s sumptuous cross from the left as he rose his left leg high in the air to give his side a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
It was a nice moment of revenge for the former Dortmund hotshot, who was the subject of a chant, albeit a tongue in cheek one, from the travelling fans in the first half.
“Not a lot to shout about from Erling Haaland. He has worked hard, he’s come deep to try and win possession for City,” Adrian Durham said at half time on commentary for talkSPORT.
“At times though Dortmund fans were singing words to the effect of ‘you’re not very good and you know you are.’ I can’t repeat the actual words they were using.
“Obviously it’s tongue in cheek!”
The match also saw Haaland’s former teammate Jude Bellingham break the record for most goals by an English teenager in the Champions League.
Bellingham headed home Marco Reus’ cross from the left to give the German side a surprise lead.
The 19-year-old now has four Champions League goals, meaning he takes over Wayne Rooney, Phil Foden, Theo Walcott and Jadon Sancho as the record holder for most goals as an English teenager in the competition.
It’s also Bellingham’s 18th appearance in the competition; again, the most by any English teenager.
City got level thanks to a stunning effort from long range by John Stones.
And incredibly, just when it looked like Dortmund had found a way to contain Haaland, the Norwegian stole the show once again with his stupendous effort.