Haaland returns to Dortmund for the first time
in October 2022, Erling Haaland returned to Borussia Dortmund for the first time since departing in summer 2022. Check out his Man City story to date.
Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0 with already-qualified Manchester City on Tuesday (Oct 25) to book their spot in the Champions League knockout stage with a game to spare.
The result made sure that City, who missed a second-half penalty and are on 11 points, will top Group G while Dortmund, on eight, punched the second qualifying ticket, locking down the second spot ahead of third-placed Sevilla, who have five points.
The Germans, needing a point to advance, got off to a strong start with Karim Adeyemi causing major problems with his speed down the right wing.
The Germany international had a first effort on goal early, testing City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega in his first appearance.
Gio Reyna came closer in the 25th minute with a low shot but it was the unmarked Youssoufa Moukoko who should have scored a little later but instead sidefooted their best chance wide from six metres.
In an unremarkable return to Dortmund where he had scored 86 goals in 89 matches until his departure in June, City top scorer Erling Haaland was completely shut out by defender Mats Hummels in the first half.
The English champions failed to get a single effort on target and the Norwegian was taken off at halftime.
They could have snatched the lead when Riyad Mahrez was brought down in the box.
The Algerian, who had also missed a spot kick on the previous matchday against FC Copenhagen, was beaten by Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel, who picked the right corner to palm away his shot.
Kobel also did well to stop Julian Alvarez’s shot in the 67th minute in what turned out to be City’s first and only chance from open play.