Manchester City is once again in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in five years. After the 2-1 home victory at Borussia Dortmund, the away match in Germany was won with the same numbers.
The assignment for Dortmund was clear: at least there had to be scored against Manchester City to get to the semifinals and so the Germans bravely started attacking. The bustling Marco Reus, top shooter Haaland and the talented Jude Bellingham took the lead and the latter struck after fifteen minutes of play.
The Englishman, who was held by BVB out of the hands of the entire English summit, freed the ball pretty well and finished very competently. Ederson was without a chance and so City, with a 1-0 backlog and Dortmunds outgoal a week ago, was on an early shutdown. So for the team of Pep Guardiola to play in a higher gear, but that did not succeed until after rest.
At that time, The Citizens found the energy they needed and the equator played an important role. Emre Can unhappily headed on his own hand and received a penalty shot against, which City attacker Riyad Mahrez shot hard in the shop hook. With 1-1 the guests from Manchester would continue and Dortmund was the floor.
However, the Germans did not answer. Except for a dangerous headball by Mats Hummels, they hardly became dangerous and it was rather the question of when City would finally throw the duel in the slot. This happened a quarter of an hour before: Phil Foden, The Stockport Iniesta, made a crucial goal and shot his club to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2016.
In it, Guardiola and his own will go against Paris Saint-Germain. That is a real oil der by, since City is in the hands of a Sheikh from Abu Dhabi and Qatari dignitaries are in charge in Paris.