UCL: Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund. Phil Foden scores late winner in Champions League quarter-final first leg to give the citizens a first leg victory against BVB.
Pep Guardiola has never made it past the last eight in the Champions League since joining the club in 2016 with City and this looked set to be another frustrating night when Marco Reus scored an equalizer with six minutes left, cancelling out Kevin De Bruyne’s first-half opener.
Foden, who was preferred from the start ahead of Raheem Sterling, justified his inclusion as he scored a crucial goal as the clock approached 90 minutes.
If Manchester City are going to complete an unprecedented quadruple, then De Bruyne will be at the heart of it. He is currently at the top of his game, playing a pivotal role in both of City’s goals.
The opening goal showed just how dangerous De Bruyne can be when given licence to get into goal-poaching positions usually taken up by a striker. His finishing is exceptional. Foden’s goal came about due to De Bruyne’s epic vision to pick out Gundogan at the back post. A special player.
Man city’s Champions League hopes are once again sitting on a knife edge after Marco Reus’ away goal, but that late goal has, at least, changed the mood of the tie. city leads 2-1 ahead of the second leg.