Bayern Munich 0-1 Manchester City: Erling Haaland scores on debut in win


Erling Haaland netted a goal on his debut as Manchester City defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 at Lambeau Field in their pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Torrential rain meant lengthy delays and 40-minute halves, with both teams sent back to their respective dressing rooms after just 13 minutes of play, but not before Haaland opened his account for City.

The 22-year-old was left with a relatively simple finish when the reigning Bundesliga champions failed to clear the dead ball as Kevin de Bruyne played Jack Grealish for a potential assist.

The Norway international replaced Julian Alvarez during the shortened half-time break, while Bayern looked particularly awkward in possession without talisman Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern managed just three shots in the 80 minutes – Gabriel Vidovic had his only effort in the penalty area in the 73rd minute – compared to City’s 22.

Alvarez, De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez all had chances to double the gap and the reigning Premier League champions probably should have by xG count, giving them a cumulative score of 2.42 to Bayern’s 0.11.

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