It just had to be Erling Haaland.
Haaland’s acrobatic volley with the outside of his left foot completed Manchester City’s late comeback against Borussia Dortmund — the German club he left in the offseason — in a 2-1 win in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Leading after 79 minutes and keeping City unusually quiet, Dortmund was finally undone by the unlikeliest of sources as John Stones — a center back playing out of position at right back — smashed a swerving shot high into the net from outside the area.
Haaland’s winner was even more spectacular. Joao Cancelo sent in a cross from the left with the outside of his right foot and Haaland leapt high to redirect the ball — at shoulder height — into the net.
It was his 26th goal in 21 games in the Champions League and the Norway striker has now scored in six straight games for City in all competitions, and 13 in eight games in total.
City has opened Group G with two straight wins in its latest bid for a first Champions League title.