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UCL: Foden’s late strike gives City slim advantage over Dortmund


Foden's late strike gives City slim advantage over Dortmund, City 2 - 1 Dortmund

Manchester City’s Phil Foden scored a late winner to hand his English club a slim edge in their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Manager Pep Guardiola has never made it past the last eight in the Champions League with City.

It was all looking like a Déjà vu when Marco Reus equalised with six minutes left, cancelling out Kevin De Bruyne’s first-half opener.

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Against all expectations, Foden, who was Pep’s preferred choice from the start ahead of Raheem Sterling, popped up with a crucial goal as the clock approached 90 minutes.

In what turned out to be a frustrating night for the visitors, Dortmund bravely pressed City at every opportunity in a superb game.

Jude Bellingham had a goal controversially chalked off for a soft foul on Ederson after the goalkeeper had dallied on a back-pass, while Erling Haaland was denied by Ederson after showing immense strength to get through one-on-one in the second half.

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