Phil Foden sets up date with PSG

Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the quarter finals of the Champions League thanks a wonder strike from Phil Foden and Mahrez penalty. The result sets up a mouthwatering tie against PSG in the semis. Mahrez scored City’s other goal

In the first leg goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were enough to give City their slender lead either side of Marco Reus’ equalizer. Dortmund came into the game having beat Stuttgart. Manchester City were looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Leeds 2-1 last Saturday.

Manchester city were looking to end a streak of three quarter-final exits in a row under Guardiola. Paris Saint-Germain awaited the winners.

Golden boy Foden would steal all the headlines from fellow English youngster Jude Bellingham with the winner in Germany, as Manchester City flexed thier muscles after Bellingham opened the scoring.

First half Bellingham scores a worldie

Jude Bellingham scored his first Bundesliga goal against Stuttgart last weekend and would soon have his first Champions league goal.

John stones let a ball an Emre can pass go over his head. Erling Haaland found Belligham down the right. He shot into the top corner to level the scores on aggregate.

Manchester City continued to apply pressure on Dortmund’s goal and had a penalty shout waved away when De Bruyne hit the bar from an effort. The ref waved play on.

Guardiola had no Sergio Aguero or recoginsed striker. Phil Foden in false 9 role created a chance under pressure. Riyad Mahrez’s shot was saved by Hitz in the Dortmund goal.

City dominated the remainder of the first half with efforts but couldn’t get past the stubborn Dortmund door.

Second half Phil Foden strike set’s up semi final clash with PSG

Guardiola would have had words with City at half time and it looked like the message got through. City huffed and puffed with relentless intensity and were rewarded with a penalty.

City crossed the ball into the box, Emre Can headed the ball into his arm. The ref gave the penalty after consulting VAR. Mahrez stepped up and left Hitz with no chance to level the score.

City became more relaxed and kept the ball for large parts of the second half, but feel asleep from a Reus freekick. Hummels timed it perfectly, but couldn’t direct his header on target.

Soon after Dortmund fell asleep from a corner. Phil Foden was allowed too much room on the edge of the box. He unleased a strike which beat Hitz at his near post to make it 4-2 on aggregate to end the tie as a contest

City cruised to the win to continue the pursuit of the quadruple. They will play PSG in the semi-finals. Pochettino has knocked out Manchester City with Tottenham before.

Dortmund are seven points off a champions league spot and will find it very diffcukt to catch Frankfurth, who are above them. The future of Sancho and Haaland will also be up for debate

Phil Foden sets up date with PSG
Phil Foden sets up date with PSG

Goal scorers Bellingham, Mahrez, Foden

Dortmund XI: Hitz, Moreym, Hummels, Akanjim Guerreiro, Can, Dahoud, Bellingham, Knauff, Reus, Haaland.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Bernardo, Foden.

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