Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Algerian, Riyad Mahrez and English starlet, Phil Foden were on target as Man City fought back from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night April 14, in the UEFA champions league quarter finals.

City had come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win at home in the first leg and had the game in their hands but we’re stunned by a first half goal by Jude Bellingham.

 

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

City also had twice as many touches in the opposition box, compared to Dortmund but managed five shots on target from which they scored two goals.

Dortmund played with heavy intensity in the first half, but couldn’t match up with City after the English club leveled in the second half.

 

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

There was also no magic from Dortmund star Erlin Haaland, who City neutralized during the game.

City will now face PSG in the semi finals and Pep Guardiola now has the opportunity to win all four trophies he is competing in – the Premier league, the FA Cup, the Capital one Cup and the Champions league.

 

Dortmund 1 Man City 2: (Agg 2-4) Mahrez and Foden inspire comeback as City progress to Champions League semi-final

Speaking on BT Sport, Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said: ” It means a lot- this club and this team deserve it.

“We are grateful for reaching the semi-finals for the first time with this team, we are obviously very happy about it.

“Today was, once again, about showing character – I don’t think we played well in the first 15 mins, we struggled and seemed a bit scared.

“After conceding we started to get into the game, held more possession and kept the ball.

“We created a couple of chances in the first half and our target at half-time was to score the first goal in the second half, get the game back in our hands and that’s exactly what we did – I’m proud of that.

“We know how tough this competition is – everyone has quality, the opponents are so difficult.

“This Dortmund team are able to beat anyone on a good day and we saw that in the first half.”

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