Pep Guardiola called the match winner from Erling Haaland against Borussia Dortmund as a combination of Johan Cruyff and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Haaland has already scored 13 goals in eight matches since joining Manchester City.

"Maybe the people who know me know the influence Johan Cruyff had on my life as a person, a mentor and years ago he scored an incredible goal in Camp Nou for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid," Guardiola said.

"The moment Erling scored I thought it was quite, quite similar. I remember my dear friend Ibrahimovic, who has this ability to put the leg on the roof, and Erling is quite similar in that.

"I think it is his nature, he is elastic, he is flexible and after has the ability to make contact and put the ball in the net. I think his mum and dad give him that flexibility."

Guardiola of course referred to Ibrahimovic as a "dear friend" due to their infamous conflict when he was his manager.