Pep Guardiola compares Erling Haaland’s miracle goal to Johan Cruyff’s legendary goal | Soccer

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund: Group G – UEFA Champions League

Erling Haaland scored a stunning winner for Manchester City against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday (Image: Getty Images)

Erling Haaland’s dream goal against Borussia Dortmund in the The Champions League reminded Pep Guardiola of a legendary Johan Cruyff goal for Barcelona in 1973.

The prolific Norwegian finished off an excellent Joao Cancelo cross by leaping in the air and scoring a volley that few other players could have matched, let alone scored.

It was a remarkable goal for the huge player and the goal reminded Guardiola of one from a man he means dearly.

“Maybe the people who know me know the impact Johan Cruyff had on my life,” Guardiola said at a press conference after the 2-1 win over Dortmund.

“As a person, the education, the manager, the mentor, everything. Johan Cruyff scored an incredible goal against Atletico Madrid years ago at the Camp Nou and it was very, very, very similar to Erling Haaland.

“The moment he scored I thought of Johan Cruyff, it was quite similar. It was really good.

Guardiola also stressed that Joao Cancelo’s cross was almost as good as the finish, saying: “Joao’s assist is exceptional. The finishing of Erling was excellent.”

Haaland’s goal overshadowed an excellent strike from John Stones who leveled the score at 1-1 after Jude Bellingham put the German side ahead.

Guardiola was pleased his team had managed to turn the tide but wasn’t happy with the start.

“We are used to it [comebacks] lately. I don’t like it,” he told BT Sport. “We played in the wrong gear today. No aggression. We were passive.

“The moment we changed the rhythm with Phil [Foden]Bernard [Silva] and Julian [Alvarez]we changed our pace and scored two excellent goals.

“I’m pretty sure how John played in the first half [Stones] wouldn’t have had the guts to try[hisshotbutwehadtherhythmandmomentumandwesaidokitwillhappenitwasextraordinary[seinSchussaberwirhattendenRhythmusunddieDynamikundwirsagtenOKeswirdpassierenEswaraußergewöhnlichIchbinsoglücklichfürihn’[hisshotbutwehadtherhythmandmomentumandwesaidOKit’sgoingtohappenItwasexceptionalI’msohappyforhim’

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