Phil Foden strikes late as Manchester City beat Dortmund in Champions League. Manchester City secured a last-gasp victory against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night with a late goal from Phil Foden. Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund.
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Manchester City secured a last-gasp victory against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night with a late goal from Phil Foden.
Dortmund looked to have drawn level before half-time Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
but the referee harshly whistled the 17-year-old for a foul on the play and Pep Guardiola’s team took their one-goal lead into the break.
The visitors faced a tough challenge in the second half as they tried to find a way back into the game against a Man City team
that came into the match without conceding a goal in the Champions League for 706 minutes.
Ederson came to City’s rescue early in the second half, saving from Erling Haaland with an outstretched foot as the German side continued to cause City problems.
Dortmund did well to keep the deficit to a red-hot City team at a single goal before Marco Reus finished off a nice team move with a slick strike to give his team an important away goal.
The Champions League has not been kind to Manchester City in the past and it looked, for five minutes at least,
like they would be facing yet another uphill task in Germany after Reus equalised for Dortmund.
City may have been thinking their difficulties in Europe’s elite competition had returned, but they deserve huge credit for mounting what effectively had to be an instant response to claw back the advantage.