Erling Haaland grabbed an 84th-minute winner against his former club Borussia Dortmund as Manchester City came from behind with two late goals to seal a 2-1 win in Champions League Group G on Wednesday.
The Norwegian has now scored 13 goals in eight games since making his move from the Bundesliga club and his latest was a brilliant finish as he leapt to guide home a Joao Cancelo cross with the outside of his left foot.
Dortmund had taken a deserved lead in the 56th minute when England international Jude Bellingham broke loose to head in a cross from Marco Reus.
Pep Guardiola’s side drew level in the 80th minute when defender John Stones blasted a fierce drive past Alexander Meyer from outside the box.
City, who won their opening group game against Sevilla 4-0, top the standings on six points, three ahead of the Germans.
Salzburg hold Chelsea to 1-1 draw
Battling Salzburg held a disjointed Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday, severely denting the 2021 winners’ chances of qualifying from Group E.
Raheem Sterling put the London side ahead in the 48th minute latching on to a low cross from Mason Mount and shooting beyond the diving Philipp Kohn into the left corner of his net.
But Noah Okafor equalised in the 75th minute with a low shot after Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva had failed to clear the ball. The Austrian side also drew against AC Milan last week.
It was a disappointing first game for new Chelsea coach Graham Potter, who took over at the end of last week, following the shock dismissal of Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea lost their first group game to Dinamo Zagreb.
Mbappe and Messi on target as PSG beat Maccabi Haifa
Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi combined superbly as Paris St Germain’s near-perfect start to the season continued with a 3-1 win at Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Messi cancelled out Tjarron Chery’s surprise first-half opener after being set up by Mbappe and he returned the favour for the France forward after the break before Neymar grabbed a late third as PSG were made to sweat by the Israeli champions.
PSG top Group H with six points, level with Benfica who claimed a 2-1 victory at Juventus.
Christophe Galtier’s French side travel to Benfica on Oct. 5 while Juventus and Haifa meet with the threat of early elimination looming.
Milan (1) 3 Dinamo Zagreb (0) 1
Shakhtar Donetsk (1) 1 Celtic (1) 1
Chelsea (0) 1 Salzburg (0) 1
Rangers (0) 0 Napoli (0) 3
Juventus (1) 1 Benfica (1) 2
Maccabi Haifa (1) 1 PSG (1) 3
Real Madrid (0) 2 RB Leipzig (0) 0
Manchester City (0) 2 Borussia Dortmund (0) 1
København (0) 0 Sevilla (0) 0