Haaland scores on debut as they beat Bundesliga champions Bayern

New signing Erling Haaland scored on his debut as Manchester City beat Bayern Munich on Saturday night in Wisconsin, in a game twice blocked by thunderstorms. Manchester City fans have praised new striker Erling Haaland after the Norwegian scored his first goal for the club on his debut against Bayern Munich. Erling Haaland made his Manchester City debut against Bayern Munich, scoring the only game goal in 11 minutes on the pitch.

Torrential rain led to lengthy delays and 40-minute halftime, with both teams being sent back to their dressing rooms after just 13 minutes of play, but not before Erling Haaland opened his scoring for Manchester City. The world seemed to have collapsed at Lambo Field, Erling Haaland met his match when the fans were evacuated twice, and the friendly against Bayern Munich was postponed twice and ended up being cut by 10 minutes.

His first goal for Manchester City lasted 80 minutes on a wet and windy Rambo Stadium, with weather warnings in Green Bay causing further delays. Like his first goal for City, the goal marked another delay in proceedings as weather warnings in the area forced fans to leave the stadium. The friendly against Bayern Munich was a bit devastating for City, with the players missing around 45 minutes in the pouring rain. The play resumed with 27 minutes left in the 40-minute break, and Haaland quickly energised the Manchester City fans present by blasting past Bayern Munich’s defence.

Also encouraging in the second half was another City striker who arrived in the summer after Julián Álvarez replaced Erling Haaland. It was the last game of a slightly interrupted half, followed by a five-minute break, during which Julián Alvarez returned the Norwegian. Eighty minutes was enough time for new Manchester City striker Haaland, with $61 million, to make a splash in his first appearance after Pep Guardiola’s ruled him due to a “problematic” injury that kept him out of the field during the victory.

Despite a flurry of replacements in the second half, tensions between the Premier League and Bundesliga winners stayed high until the finish of the shortened match as Bayern, who began their brief visit with a 6-2 thrashing of Wayne Rooney’s DC United, sought an equaliser in vain. Both clubs were on their way home after the game, with Manchester City facing Liverpool in the Community Shield the following Saturday and Bayern facing RB Leipzig in the SuperCup final.

Fernandinho departed City at the beginning of the summer, followed by Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko over the last week. Guardiola stated they were all significant team players and left amicably; however, De Bruyne was more careful about the departures. De Bruyne is the last man standing.