Man City boss Guardiola compares Haaland to Cruyff after BVB winner

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has compared Erling Haaland to Johan Cruyff after his goal against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

The Norwegian scored a ridiculous volley to secure three points for City after they went down 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

On Erling Haaland’s goal, Guardiola told BT Sport: “What a goal.

“I remember a long time ago in Barcelona Johan Cruyff scored one quite similar against Atletico Madrid. It’s nice Erling emulated Johan Cruyff.”

Asked about Dortmund, he added: “They are an exceptional team. We knew it. We weren’t good enough today.

“At the same time it’s always good to have that resilience – let’s go, let’s go, let’s go. Having Julian and Erling in the box, having that alternative, it works.”