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Guardiola reacts to victory over Bayern

Pep Guardiola has praised his team's performance against Bayern Munich

Erling Haaland broke the deadlock against Bayern Munich at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, tapping home Jack Grealish’s cutback inside 12 minutes.

It proved to be the only goal of a pulsating encounter, which was twice delayed by severe weather conditions.

And while the boss insists Haaland will take time to reach his top level after recovering from a minor injury, he has been pleased with what he has seen so far from our new No.9.

“He scored a goal which is important, these type of goals in front of keeper - always he’s there,” he said.

“(It was his) first minutes, he needs more rhythm and time but already he had 45 minutes which is good for him.

“We’ll see how he reacts to the niggles that he had in the previous weeks.

“He’s done really well (in training). He looks like a really nice guy, down to earth and funny.

“Not just him though, of course he’s important but Julian, Kalvin and Stefan and the young lads I’ve been really impressed with.”

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City’s 1-0 victory represented the first football match to be played at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field – one of the most iconic sporting venues in the United States.

A crowd of 78,128 were in attendance, providing a truly memorable atmosphere to round off our pre-season tour.

And Guardiola paid tribute to both sets of supporters for the role they played in the occasion.

“Honestly, it was incredible yesterday with our people (at an open training session) - it’s a massive stadium but with people it’s bigger.

“I know how important it is with this city, every time the Packers play a game, it’s full.

“The grass was perfect, congratulations for the organisation because it was really good.”

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