ERLING HAALAND quickly interupted a BT Sport interviewer after he claimed Borssia Dortmund knew how to stop the striker.
Haaland, 22, interjected by pointing out his former side did not have all the answers as he found the net with a stunning finish in the 84th minute.
But the Norwegian was uncharatersically quiet for much of the night and was stifled by Dortmund defenders Mats Hummels and Niklas Sule.
In fact, Haaland’s goal was his only shot on target and was created by a sublime cross from Joao Cancelo, who used the outside of his right foot to find the striker.
When the interviewer put it to Haaland that Dortmund knew how to stop him, he replied bluntly saying: “They didn’t stop me, I scored.”
The comment left his team-mate John Stones in stitches and put Dortmund star Nico Schlotterbeck in his place after the defender claimed he knew how to stop Haaland.
Ahead of the match Schlotterbeck said: “I know how to stop Erling Haaland. We have to stop them as a whole, Erling is the least of our problems.”
His team-mate Jude Bellingham, who opened the scoring at the Etihad, was less confident about containing Haaland.
When asked how Dortmund can deal with the City talisman, the England international replied: “I’m not really sure to be honest.
“He’s a player with a lot of quality and a lot of physical attributes that make him dangerous and like I said it’s not an individual task, it’s something that the team have to deal with collectively.
“If we stick together and try to do the right things without the ball then it can be possible.”
Haaland’s goal against Dortmund was his 13th in City colours from just eight games, and his 26th Champions League strike in 21 matches.