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Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City Live Commentary, 14/04/2021

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J. Bellingham (15)
R. Mahrez (55 pen)
P. Foden (75)


That’s all for now. Goodbye!
Next up for City is an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, who are also into the last four of this competition, while Guardiola’s team also have the EFL Cup final against Tottenham on the horizon. Dortmund take on Werder Bremen at the weekend, and their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League through the Bundesliga are looking slightly slim.
So, it’s City who progress and finally end their semi-final wait under Guardiola. Bellingham’s 15th-minute strike put Dortmund ahead, but City hit back through Mahrez’s penalty and Foden’s wonderful strike to set up a clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
90' + 4' A final chance for City, as Silva sets Sterling away. The substitute got into the area, but hesitated, and his pass is blocked.
90' + 1' Zinchenko is back on and play resumes. There will be four minutes of added time.
89' A pause in play, as Zinchenko receives treatment for an apparent knock to the head.
R. Sterling
R. Mahrez
Manchester City
88' Off goes one of City's goalscorers, Mahrez, who is replaced by Sterling.
86' Foden has scored in 25 matches previously for City and ended on the winning side in 24 of those, drawing once. It looks like that run is going to be extended to 25 from 26, unless Dortmund can forge a remarkable comeback.
84' Haaland manages to prod the ball off to Brandt, stretching one of his long legs to do so. Brandt picks a smart pass out wide to Reyna, but his cross is blocked.
82' Almost! Determined not to be outdone by Foden, Zinchenko goes for a long-range wondergoal. It had plenty of power and dip on it, and Hitz doesn’t look convincing as he manages to parry it away.
S. Tigges
Mateu Morey
Borussia Dortmund
81' Dortmund’s other switch sees Morey go off, with Tigges coming on.
J. Brandt
J. Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund
81' A double change for Dortmund. Bellingham, who was terrific in the first half but has been unable to get into the play since the restart, making way for Brandt.
80' Haaland has his first shot of the game. He had space on the edge of the box and tried to arrow a strike towards the far corner, but put far too much power behind it and it soared well wide.
79' Foden is only the second player aged younger than 21 to score in both legs of a Champions League quarter-final tie, after an 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe in 2016-17 for Monaco, also against Dortmund.
78' A chance for Dortmund to respond, as Reyna draws a foul down the right. Guerreiro swings in a cross, but De Bruyne is on hand to head it clear.
77' Foden has been involved in 10 goals in his last 16 Champions League appearances (six goals, four assists), netting twice in this tie, of course.
T. Hazard
M. Dahoud
Borussia Dortmund
76' It’s 4-2 now to City in the tie, and any chance of extra-time has been dashed. Dortmund have responded with an attacking change, the creative Hazard replacing Dahoud.
P. Foden
Manchester City
75' GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!! FODEN MAKES IT 2-1 TO CITY! Is that the strike that finally settles this tie? It’s a thunderous effort from the youngster, who set himself with a wonderful first touch before crashing an effort in off the right-hand upright. Hitz could have perhaps done better, but the power Foden generated was extraordinary.
Bernardo Silva
Manchester City
75' Assist Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva
74' City are almost playing in a 4-4-2 now, out of possession, with De Bruyne joining Silva up top. It works out when City win the ball back in their own half and feed the Belgian, who drives forward 40 yards before getting a shot away, and Hitz makes a fantastic stop to his left.
71' City were keeping the ball easily, but then a rash pass from Foden hands Dortmund a throw-in, and possession. The hosts need to push out soon if they are to get the chance they need to get back in the tie.
69' CLOSE! That was a great chance for Dortmund. Hummels met Reus’ delivery from the left, but sent his header over the bar from around eight yards out. A let off for City!
G. Reyna
A. Knauff
Borussia Dortmund
68' A change for Dortmund. Knauff, having been unable to impact the game from an attacking perspective, has made way for Reyna.
67' Just 23 minutes remain in is one, which has been a thrilling contest so far. City, remember, are yet to reach the Champions League semi-finals under Guardiola, last doing so in 2015-16, when they lost to Real Madrid.
65' Just three shots on target for Dortmund, with their last one coming in the 18th minute. Yet this tie is certainly not won yet for City.
62' Mahrez's penalty ended a run of 14 appearances without scoring in the Champions League for Manchester City, with this being his first goal in the competition since September 2019 v Shakhtar Donetsk. He has now been directly involved in 19 goals in 25 starts in the competition.
60' For the first time, Haaland gets the opportunity to charge down at City’s defence. He gets Dias and Stones back pedalling and feeds it wide to Reus, whose pass finds Dahoud. He gets a shot off, but it is blocked before it can get through to goal.
59' Hitz gets away with one! A looping header from Stones causes some issues for Dortmund’s goalkeeper, who tipped it onto the top of the crossbar and out of play. It’s a touch that is missed by the officials, though, and City don’t get the corner.
58' As it stands, City are heading through. If they score again, there is no chance of extra-time, but if Dortmund score next, and it finishes 2-1 to the hosts in 90 minutes, there will be an additional 30 minutes, and the possibility of penalties.
57' Mahrez has scored all three of the penalties he has taken in the Champions League. He is the third Algerian to score a Champions League knockout goal, after Yacine Brahimi (March 2015 for Porto) and Nabil Bentaleb (February 2019 for Schalke).
R. Mahrez
Penalty Goal
Manchester City
55' MAHREZ MAKES NO MISTAKE! After waiting what felt like an age to step up, the Algerian drills a fantastic finish beyond Hitz and into the right-hand corner. It’s 1-1 on the night, and 3-2 to City on aggregate!
54' The penalty stands! The check is complete and the spot-kick has been awarded. Mahrez will take it…
53' Can got away with one in the first leg, having a penalty awarded against him but then overturned by VAR. The check is still ongoing, however…
52' PENALTY TO CITY! A mistake from Can, who stooped down to try and clear a cross. He got his header wrong, and the ball went straight down onto his outstretched arm. VAR will check it, though…
50' City keep up the pressure after Dortmund clear from a corner, but there is simply no space between a crowd of yellow shirts. With only Haaland upfield. He does a great job, however, as he draws a foul from Stones, who dragged the Norway forward to the ground.
48' Dortmund’s only previous home meeting with City ended in a 1-0 victory for the German side, in the Champions League group stages in December 2012.
Second-half! The game is back underway. It's Dortmund who lead, thanks to Bellingham's goal.
This is a huge 45 minutes for City, who are looking to keep their dream of a quadruple intact. Guardiola hasn’t taken City into the last four of the Champions League yet, will that trend continue, or can they finally end that run?
Dortmund lead at the interval, and though it is 2-2 on aggregate, as it stands the Bundesliga club will be going through if the score stays the same. Bellingham's goal is the difference, with City's best chances having fallen to De Bruyne and Mahrez, who hit the bar and had a shot blocked off the line respectively.
44' Dortmund’s defence, as it was in the first leg, has been brilliant so far. Yes, City have had their moments, though mostly down to individual brilliance, or a bit of luck. Just one minute, plus stoppage time, until half-time.
42' City’s defence back off Dahoud, and he takes advantage of the space by trying his luck with a shot. It looked like it was going wide, though Stones got a block on it anyway.
J. Bellingham
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
39' A first booking of the game goes the way of Dortmund goalscorer Bellingham, who dragged back Foden.
38' CHANCE! De Bruyne’s corner is kept alive at the back post, with Stones flicking it onto Zinchenko, whose header is grasped on the line by Hitz.
36' In major European competition, City have progressed from 13 of their 15 knockout stage ties when winning the first leg, falling against Juventus in the 1976-77 UEFA Cup and against Monaco in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League.
34' Exquisite skill from Reus, whose well-timed flick in the box almost beats Dias, who just recovers in time to prevent the forward getting on the end of it.
32' CHANCE! Foden brings down a long ball with an exceptional touch on the run, before flicking the ball back into the danger zone. Mahrez latches onto it and beats the goalkeeper, but Bellingham is on the line to make a superb block.
30' Morey makes a poor mistake, overcooking a touch and handing City a throw-in. The young full-back was taken off in the first leg and Dortmund’s right flank is certainly an area City are targeting.
28' City have managed to keep Haaland quiet so far, but that is not stopping the rest of Dortmund’s attack looking threatening every time they get forward. 
26' SO CLOSE! What an effort from De Bruyne, who is desperately unfortunate not to have restored parity and put City ahead in the tie. He won back the ball just inside Dortmund’s half and, on the turn, lashed a strike which left Hitz helpless, but crashed back off the crossbar, with Silva unable to turn home the rebound.
24' That could have changed from a Mahrez corner, with Haaland’s touch taking the ball just wide. City go short from the following set-piece, but Walker’s long-range shot soars harmlessly over. Way over.
23' City will no doubt have faith they can turn this around, but so far, their star-studded attack has been unable to test Dortmund goalkeeper Hitz.
22' Bellingham is the youngest ever English scorer in the Champions League, breaking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's record from 2011. He is also the youngest ever scorer for a German club in the European Cup/Champions League.
20' As it stands, Dortmund now have the edge in this tie, with that away goal from the first leg putting them ahead despite the 2-2 aggregate score. Plenty of time remains, though.
18' Nervy times for City, as Reus gets into the area and is only stopped by a last-ditch block. Akanji has a free header from the resulting corner, but sends it straight at Ederson.
16' That's Bellingham's first Champions League goal, and he is the second-youngest knockout goalscorer in the competition, behind only Bojan in April 2008 for Barcelona.
J. Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund
15' GOAL! DORTMUND TAKE THE LEAD! Well, Haaland is the player who has been grabbing the headlines at Dortmund but it is Bellingham who has just put the German side ahead! A ball fell kindly to him in the area and, after taking a quality first touch, he curls a shot around Dias and Ederson can only parry it into the top-right corner. It’s 1-0 Dortmund!
14' Reus has become the second Dortmund player to make 50 appearances in the Champions League, after Piszczek (54).
12' Now it’s City’s turn to keep the ball. The visitors will be able to bide their time tonight, and retain possession when the game demands it, as it is Dortmund who are chasing a goal.
10' Dortmund manage to keep the ball for a spell, but City’s press is – as it ever is – right on the mark, and the home side struggle to play their way out. Nevertheless, they eventually manage to probe their way into City’s half, before a long ball towards Reus is cut out by Walker.
8' Aged 17 years and 289 days, Dortmund’s Bellingham is only the second player to reach 10 Champions League appearances before turning 18, after Youri Tielemans in 2014; the previous youngest English player to reach 10 games was Theo Walcott (18y 341d in 2008).
7' Save! The first effort of the game comes from Dortmund, as Dahoud picks up the ball 25 yards out and thumps a strike at goal. Ederson, though, is well placed to gather it in.
6' A bit of a panic for Dortmund, as they take a few attempts to clear from De Bruyne’s pass into the area. Bellingham, fresh from scoring his first Bundesliga goal against Stuttgart, tries to get Knauff away on the counter-attack, but Zinchenko makes an interception.
5' Morey loses out to Foden, who has indeed started on the left flank. City retain possession upfield – De Bruyne brilliantly keeping the ball in play with a neat back-heel into Gundogan, but Dortmund’s defence is in its shape.
3' There is no Jadon Sancho for Dortmund tonight, so the onus will be on the midfield and then Reus to provide the firepower for Haaland. Reus gets into the area and lays it back to Dahoud, but the move is stopped by the linesman’s flag.
2' In Champions League history, the side winning the first leg of a knockout stage tie 2-1 at home has been eliminated more times (15) than they have progressed (12).
1' KICK-OFF! The clash is up and running at Signal Iduna Park!
The teams are out onto the pitch, and kick off is moments away. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are already in the semi-finals, and it is the Ligue 1 champions who await the winner of this tie.
No striker again for City, with Pep Guardiola deploying Silva – although it may well be Foden – in a false nine role. It’s just one change from the first leg, but in total there are seven alterations from the team that started against Leeds.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia, James Trafford.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden.
Two changes from Dortmund coach Edin Terzic, with Thomas Delaney and Reyna the players to make way from the team that started against Stuttgart. Can and youngster Knauff, who started in the first leg, come in. Superstar striker Haaland – linked with a move to City – leads the hosts’ line.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Thomas Meunier, Roman Burki, Nico Schulz, Reinier, Julian Brandt, Tobias Raschl, Felix Passlack, Giovanni Reyna, Steffen Tigges, Stefan Drljaca, Thorgan Hazard, Lukasz Piszczek.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-3-3): Marwin Hitz; Mateu Morey, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro; Mahmoud Dahoud, Emre Can, Jude Bellingham; Ansgar Knauff, Erling Haaland, Marco Reus.
Dortmund responded to last week’s defeat with a 3-2 victory over Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday. City, however, suffered a surprise home defeat to 10-man Leeds United.
Phil Foden’s last-gasp winner has give runaway Premier League leaders City the edge heading to Signal Iduna Park, with the tie delicately poised at 2-1. Dortmund do have that vital away goal on their side, however.
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