Champions League results: Man City beat Dortmund 2-1

Manchester City won 2-1 over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday (7/4).

Manchester City lead possession with 62.2 percent. In terms of opportunities, The Citizens had 11 shots, 5 of which were aimed on target. As for Borrusia Dortmund have 7 chances with 3 going to the goal.

The match has been exciting since the first minute. City and Dortmund in turn have the opportunity to open up the advantage. However, no goals have been created yet.

The hosts dominated possession at the start of the match. However, it was Dortmund who got the chance first through Jude Bellingham who managed to push from the left side.

Bellingham action ended hard kick from inside the penalty box. However, his efforts were still denied by Ederson.

Disaster for Dortmund came in the 19th minute. Emre Can’s passing error in midfield was fatal. The ball can be cut by Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez first put a pass to Phil Foden on the left and returned to Mahrez who is at the far post. Mahrez then gave a pull bait which Kevin De Bruyne managed to grab.

Man City continued to dominate possession and made it difficult for Dortmund to develop the game. However, no additional goals were created until the break of the match.

Returning from the locker room, Dortmund tried to threaten through Erling Haaland. Unfortunately, his efforts at the beginning of the second half were countered by Ederson.

After that, the pressure from Dortmund decreased slightly. It is precisely City who are increasingly comfortable playing their ball possession. However, additional goals were never created.

Dortmund tried to increase the intensity of the attack by including Thomas Delaney and Thomas Meunier. As a result, the visitors also managed to equalize the score in the 84th minute.

Receiving a brilliant assist from Haaland, Reus, who escaped the City defender’s control, coolly beat Ederson. The score is now as strong as 1-1.

City tried to lock up the Dortmund defense for the rest of the match. Incredibly, Foden scored a goal in the 90th minute to ensure his team’s victory.

The thin victory at the Etihad made City not yet in the safe zone. Because, Dortmund still has the opportunity to turn things around at Signal Iduna Park.

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