Highligts with all goals for the Dortmund vs Manchester City
- Title : Highligts with all goals for the Dortmund vs Manchester City
Due to the 1: 2 defeat in the second leg against Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund is the last German participant to leave the European stage this season. BVB took the lead and raised hopes in the early stages, but then the Skyblues flexed their muscles.
It seemed to be the week of the Jew Bellingham: For weeks, the 17-year-old jewel from Dortmund has been an absolute support in midfield. Last week he was denied a goal in the first leg - which BVB had just lost 2-1 after a good performance and unfortunate referee decisions - and at the weekend he scored his first goal in the Bundesliga in a 3-2 win in Stuttgart.
And Bellingham also got off to a strong start against City: In the 15th minute of the game he scored his first goal in the Champions League, an important goal too, because it suddenly opened the gate to the semi-finals wide for BVB - but in the end it should be for the Westphalia are not enough.
Hummels and Reus ready - De Bruyne surprisingly in the storm
But first things first: Behind Reus (hit on the thigh) and Hummels (circulatory problems) there was a question mark for a long time after the victory in Stuttgart, but BVB coach Edin Terzic was able to rely on his two top performers. In addition, Knauff started for Reyna and Can for Delaney, who was not in the squad due to Achilles tendon problems. Thus Terzic sent the same team as in the first leg onto the lawn.
The Skyblues had messed up the dress rehearsal at the weekend and lost 1: 2 to Leeds United. Coach Pep Guardiola had done without some regular players, including De Bruyne and Gündogan. Guardiola did not dare to experiment against BVB in the second leg - at least not with regard to the line-up. So he nominated his supposedly best team and only replaced Joao Cancelo (bank) with Zinchenko compared to the first leg.
The initial phase was characterized by a hectic pace, as both teams approached the opponents early and it was difficult to build up the game properly. At the Skyblues, captain De Bruyne started somewhat surprisingly in the center of the storm, but Guardiola's plan did not work out, after a quarter of an hour the Spaniard ordered the Belgian into midfield.
The guests were already 0: 1 behind, because Bellingham had placed the ball 15 meters in front of the goal on his supposedly weaker foot and placed it heavily in the corner (15th).
City pressure is growing - BVB has to fight back
After that, Akanji almost scored the second goal (18th) before BVB lost access to the game. The hosts limited themselves to defending, which was mainly due to the fact that City almost played itself into an offensive frenzy. At first De Bruyne only hit the crossbar (25th), Morey cleared in dire need in front of the line (26th) and Bellingham prevented the impact against Mahrez (32nd) on the line.
The noose tightened more and more, BVB could hardly find relief, but held the zero at the back until the break. That changed shortly after the break. The well-deserved equalizer was nevertheless extremely unfortunate from Dortmund's point of view.
Can be unhappy - Mahrez stays cool
Because Can headed his outstretched arm after a cross, whereupon referee Carlos del Cerro Grande pointed to the point - a justifiable decision that the VAR did not change anything (52nd). Mahrez took on the matter, Hitz suspected the corner, but could not prevent the impact (55th).
BVB was missing a goal again to at least reach the extension. The game was still played by the guest from Manchester, albeit not quite as compelling. Around 20 minutes before the end, Dortmund was dangerous again after a long time when Hummels headed a free kick from Reus just over the crossbar (69th).
Foden makes everything clear
It was a brief rebellion of Dortmund, because a quarter of an hour before the end, City made everything clear: BVB was not vigilant in a short corner, Foden pulled from the edge of the penalty area, chased the ball into the short corner of the inner post and into the goal 2: 1 (75th).
After that, City still had some good counter-chances, but didn't use them, but didn't allow much defensively either. It stayed at 2: 1, in total Manchester City earned the advancement and thus the first semi-final entry under Pep Guardiola, after four unsuccessful attempts. The Citizens will then meet PSG at the end of April, which had prevailed against FC Bayern.