Soccer

Manchester City
v Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final

8:00 p.m., Tuesday April 6, 2021

Etihad Stadium

Report that Dortmund were minutes away from a draw in the first leg after Marco Reus equalized Kevin De Bruyne’s opener; Phil Foden capped a fantastic display with a late winner as Man City took a slight advantage in the second leg

Phil Foden shone and scored a late winner as Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final

Pep Guardiola has never made it past the last eight in the Champions League with City and it seemed like another frustrating night when Marco Reus equalized with six minutes to go, canceling Kevin De Bruyne’s first game in the first period

However, Foden, who was preferred from the start ahead of Raheem Sterling, appeared with a crucial goal as the clock approached 90 minutes

Dortmund bravely pressed City at every opportunity in a superb game Jude Bellingham scored a controversial goal for a slight foul on Ederson after the goalkeeper stopped on a back pass, while Erling Haaland was denied by Ederson after showing immense strength to go one-on-one in the second half

Man City: Ederson (7), Walker (6), Dias (7), Stones (7), Cancelo (7), Rodri (6), Gundogan (6), Bernardo (6), Foden (8) , Mahrez (7), De Bruyne (9) Subs: Jesus (6)

Dortmund: Hitz (7), Morey (6), Hummels (6), Akanji (7), Guerreiro (6), Can (6), Dahoud (6), Bellingham (8), Reus (7), Knauff (7 )), Haaland (7) Followers: Delaney (6), Meunier (6)

Man of the match: Kevin De Bruyne

Despite Erling Haaland’s powers in attack, Dortmund lost a lot of time in the Bundesliga and entered this game seven points behind Champions League places

Yet even though their former city academy star Jadon Sancho was injured at home, they played with the determination not to leave the remainder of their season under the guidance of the interim coach. Edin Terzic walking away

Bellingham, barely 17 but mature beyond his years, had the first serious chance of the night when he created space in the area, but Ederson repelled his left-footed strike

City, leaving without a recognized center-forward, were slow to win but sanctioned Dortmund’s first big mistake to take the lead

Emre Can missed a pass straight to De Bruyne, who cut through the heart of the Dortmund midfielder and sent a ball to Foden England then sent a low ball from the left and Mahrez’s reduction of the starting line was hit at close range by De Bruyne, who had followed his run into the box

City received a penalty under strange circumstances within half an hour of Rodri’s downfall by shaking their faces following a challenge with Can Yet it was unclear whether the contact had established and, after being asked to check the monitor by the VAR, referee Ovidiu Hategan ultimately overturned his decision

Bellingham had shut Ederson off as he attempted a clearance and ended up taking the ball and patting home as the Brazilian missed his kick All contact was Ederson catching Bellingham in his unsuccessful attempt to clear but Hategan fouled Dortmund

Haaland – calm and well-organized by Ruben Dias in the first half – then burst onto the stage after the break when he dominated and devastatingly passed Dias to enter the goal, but Ederson was aware of the danger

City picked up the pace and moved closer to the hour when De Bruyne found Foden in front of goal, but goalkeeper Hitz blocked his first shot

City were starting to find room in Dortmund’s final third, but the Germans are full of talent and scored a well-worked equalizer six minutes from time

Bellingham found Haaland who cleverly sent the ball on the way to Reus who burst into the area to crush Ederson

It seemed like another one of those nights for Guardiola in a competition he hasn’t won since 2011, but the effervescent Foden got the goal his game deserved by coming home from close range after De Bruyne chose Ilkay Gundogan with another sublime pass

If Manchester City are going to achieve an unprecedented quadruple, then De Bruyne will be at the heart of it.He is currently at the top of his game, playing a central role in both City’s goals The opening goal showed how De Bruyne can be dangerous when given the license to access goal poaching positions usually occupied by an attacker His finish is exceptional Foden’s goal was born out of De Bruyne’s epic vision of picking Gundogan at the last post A Special Player

Foden and Bellingham got it close The future of English football seems in good hands

Pep Guardiola told BT Sport: “In the first half we weren’t smart with the ball but the second half was much better and at 1-0 we had two or three clear occasions Unfortunately that didn’t happen but after conceding we got the goal

“To play well in the areas we want we have to put in a good set-up and today was not good; Joao [Cancelo] and Rodri weren’t smart to receive the ball in positions for others but it’s always difficult do what we want to do because they have quality But it’s a good result and we have another chance in a week

“We’re going to adjust some things to make this happen and try to win the game

“[Foden] was a threat in the second half He was a real threat, coming in in the final third He had two, three chances and finally scored”

Guardiola’s side are back in action on Saturday for the early kick-off against Leeds (1230) ahead of next Wednesday’s second leg in Dortmund The Germans play in Stuttgart on Saturday as they look to improve their position in Bundesliga

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