Packers: Lambeau Field plays host to first soccer match

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Lambeau Field is usually home to Green Bay Packers football. The other kind of football came to Green Bay on Saturday night.

In the same year that the Packers will travel to London to play at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lambeau played host to its first-ever soccer match.

Despite the weather interrupting play, the preseason friendly match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich was played in front of a packed Lambeau Field.

England’s Man City won the match 1-0, thanks to a debut goal from star signing Erling Haaland.

That moment alone makes it a historic moment. Haaland was making his debut for Man City after a transfer from Germany’s Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland knows all about playing against Bayern Munich, having spent the past three seasons with Dortmund in Germany’s Bundesliga.

It took him just 12 minutes to find the net for the first time in Man City colors and score the winning goal against Bayern Munich on Saturday night.

The event proved to be a success.

According to the Packers’ official Twitter account, over 78,000 fans were in attendance for the game.

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Lambeau Field has been home to many incredible Green Bay Packers moments over the years, but it’s great to see the stadium filled for another sporting contest.

While it was only an exhibition game as both teams prepare for the start of the 2022/23 season, fans in attendance got to see some of the best players in the world.

Running back AJ Dillon and punter Pat O’Donnell were in attendance, wearing Bayern Munich jerseys.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur met with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before the game.

For the first time, Lambeau hosted a soccer match. Later this year, Green Bay will make its way across the pond to play a regular season contest with the New York Giants in a soccer stadium.

Hopefully, this will be the first of many soccer matches to be played at Lambeau Field.