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Champions League: Real reason I substituted Haaland, Cancelo at half time – Guardiola




Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has revealed why he took off Erling Haaland and Joao Cancelo during the half time of their 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

According to Guardiola, both players had taken ill during the week.

City secured top spot in Group G despite another missed penalty from Riyad Mahrez.

Haaland was kept quiet by former teammate Mats Hummels, while Cancelo was caught out one too many times by the impressive Karim Adeyemi.

But Guardiola told BT Sport: “Erling had a little bit of fever before the game.

“Joao as well. He had a knock in his feet. He was looking tired, Joao, as well. So that’s why we changed it.”

When asked later about Haaland’s injury, the Spaniard added: “I spoke with (the medical staff) at half-time and they were a little bit concerned, but I saw him walking more or less normally. We will see.”