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Foden To The Rescue

Phil Foden in action against Borussia Dortmund
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Phil Foden’s 90th-minute winner helps Manchester City win the game and carry a one-goal cushion for the second leg.


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A goal from Phil Foden in the last minute of the game handed Manchester City a crucial victory over German side Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium in their UCL quarterfinal first leg. Manchester City took the lead in the 19th minute of the game and Dortmund were to blame themselves for it. Former Liverpool defender Emre Can gave the ball away in the middle of the pitch which began the attack and Keven De Bruyne was there to slot the ball past the goalkeeper from close range with Mahrez providing the easiest of crosses.


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Later on, in the half, City were awarded a penalty which was rightfully overturned by the VAR. Jude Bellingham dispossessed Ederson who was in goal for City. Everyone thought that this was Dortmund’s equalizer but the referee blew the whistle for a foul on Ederson before he could roll the ball into the empty net. This was arguably one of the most horrific decisions by a referee as it was evident that Jude won the ball fairly. Thanks to the link-up play between Dahoud, Haaland, and Reus, Dortmund found their equalizer in the 84th minute through Marco Reus, getting his team a crucial away goal. But Dortmund couldn’t hold City for much longer as they managed to find the winner through Phil Foden after a brilliant display by Kevin De Bruyne and Ikay Gundogan.

Dortmund will be kicking themselves for conceding so late in the game but they do have an important away goal which could play a vital role in the second leg of the fixture which is set to take place on the 15th of April at the Signal Iduana Park in Dortmund.


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