Pep Guardiola praised him. Erling HollandThe winner against Johan Cruyff and his former club Borussia Dortmund Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Norwegian striker finished acrobatically in the 84th minute to give his former club a 2-1 win over Manchester City.

Guardiola said the goal sparked memories of Cruyff and Ibrahimovic – the City manager sarcastically referring to her as “dear friend” after the pair had a falling out during their time together in Barcelona, ​​which was largely reflected in a below-par performance. From his team.

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“Perhaps those who know me know Johan Cruyff as a person, a mentor and the impact he had on the Camp Nou when he scored a wonderful goal for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid years ago,” he said.

“I thought the moment Erling scored was very similar. I remember my dear friend Ibrahimovic, who has the ability to put his foot on the roof, and Erling is very similar in that regard.

“I think it’s his nature, he’s flexible, he’s flexible and he has the ability to make contact later and put the ball in the net. I think his mom and dad give him that flexibility.”

City fell behind after failing to score in the first half. Jude Bellingham Shortly after the break, he knocked in the head.

John StonesPlaying at right-back, he equalized with an unlikely 20-yard rocket after 80 minutes and Guardiola indicated he was unhappy with his side’s performance.

“We weren’t at the right pace,” added Guardiola. “The goal by John Stones in the first half John Stones wasn’t going to shoot but we were in the right rhythm at that moment.

“John was in the right rhythm and scored a special goal. We can’t do the 60 or 65 minutes we played, we’re a different team. It’s not about winning or losing, you have to perform well every day. It’s good. A lesson.”

Goalscorer Bellingham has been one of Dortmund’s standout players, with the 19-year-old midfielder dubbed a “special player” by Guardiola after the game.

“I thought we were good for most of the game,” Bellingham said. “We gave them a little bit to work with.” Their good players have been playing well, but they are not killing us in dangerous areas.

“I think that’s where we got the advantage, and obviously the big teams, you give them yards and they can deliver like that, they can hurt you and that’s what they did tonight.”

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