Pep answered the dilemma of why he replaced Haaland at half-time against Dortmund!

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - October 25, 2022 Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham and Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland after the match REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen - UP1EIAP1MULI3

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has explained to the media why he replaced top scorer Haaland at half-time against Borussia Dortmund.

The two aforementioned teams played 0:0 in the Champions League, and many wondered why Haaland was substituted at halftime.

“Erling had a low temperature before the match, as did Joao Cancelo. He was tired, he got a knock, so we decided to replace him at half time. During that period, we struggled a lot and we needed fresh players on the field.”

Many fans have speculated that this is actually Haaland’s deal with Dortmund, that he will not play much time against Borussia if they meet in international matches after he leaves Dortmund.

In the last round, City welcomes Sevilla, while Dortmund visits Copenhagen