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Erling Haaland makes early impression in his Man City debut against Bayern Munich

On Saturday, Erling Haaland scored Manchester City's opening goal in just 11 minutes against Bayern Munich in Wisconsin.

Haaland scored from close range against his former Bundesliga opponents following superb work from Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish, who produced a low ball over the six-yard box for Haaland to glide in and open his account.

Playing against his former Bundesliga rivals, the ex-Borussia Dortmund man converted from close range following fine play from Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish, who played a low cross across the six-yard boss for Haaland to slide in and open the scoring.

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The game, however, was almost immediately postponed as the terrible weather continued around Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, after being delayed due to an electrical storm in the region that drove fans to run for safety.

Players remained off the field for more than 30 minutes before returning, when it was agreed to play two 40-minute halves with a five-minute half-time break.

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Before both teams took the field for warm-ups, an announcement was made advising fans to seek refuge on the concourse.

The Norwegian was making his debut appearance in a City shirt after being left out of Wednesday’s friendly against Club America, with new manager Pep Guardiola insisting he was happy to proceed with caution with the summer signing.

Haaland is following in the footsteps of his father Alf Inge, a former City player, by moving to the Etihad Stadium.

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After completing the move last month, he stated: “I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons. You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.

Haaland on the Jack Grealish linkup: “Good. He has to get better and I have to get better but (it was a) good link. I like the vibe around him so its going to be fun.

Really good to get started again after six weeks without playing football so it was a good feeling.

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“(It’s the) First time I’ve won against Bayern and it was time after seven losses in a row. The quality was good and it was a real test ahead of Liverpool in the Community Shield.”

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