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Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund Live Commentary, 06/04/2021

2 - 1
K. De Bruyne (19)
P. Foden (90)
M. Reus (84)
Etihad Stadium


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The two sides will meet again next Wednesday. Before then City will return to Premier League action as they face Leeds United. Meanwhile Dortmund travel to Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
City clinch a vital 2-1 first leg victory over Dortmund, thanks to a late strike from Foden, after it looked like Reus had handed the visitors the advantage. The hosts led 1-0 at the break, but Haaland almost levelled straight after the restart, only to be denied by Ederson. City could have wrapped up the win earlier with Foden and De Bruyne going close on a few occasions, but they didn't take their chances and Reus punished them at the other end. However, Foden popped up late on and made it 2-1.
90' + 1' Dortmund are pushing forward in search of another goal here to try and equalise in stoppage time, but there isn't much time left.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
İ. Gündoğan
Manchester City
90' The assist goes to Gundogan, who just stays onside, but it is De Bruyne who must take all the credit. His vision to spot Gundogan in space is superb and the cross flies perfectly into the path of his team-mate, with the midfielder then picking out Foden, who easily finished.
P. Foden
Manchester City
90' GOAL! Foden fires City back into the lead and makes it 2-1! He finally gets his goal! It comes after De Bruyne brilliantly finds Gundogan with a cross towards the midfielder at the far post. Gundogan brings it down and then plays it back to Foden, who slides it into the back of the net from close range. What an ending to the game!
89' Reus is now Dortmund's outright top scorer in the Champions League with 18 goals. He was previously tied on 17 with Robert Lewandowski. The winger has also scored five goals in his last five Champions League appearances at the quarter-final stage.
87' City are pushing forward in numbers now in search of a winner. They haven't got long to get it though and Dortmund are slowing the pace down and look happy to see the game out at 1-1.
85' Huge blow for City late on, it looked like they would take a 1-0 lead into the second leg and now Dortmund have the away goal ahead of next week's game.
E. Haaland
Borussia Dortmund
84' It's a lovely pass by Haaland to find Reus in behind the City defence, so quick and catches Stones and Dias out. The winger then produces a great finish to equalise.
M. Reus
Borussia Dortmund
84' GOAL! Reus equalises late on for Dortmund, it’s 1-1! They open up City at the back after a couple of quick passes in midfield, with Bellingham skipping past Gundogan and then flicking it to Haaland, who spins and feeds Reus. The Dortmund skipper sprints through on goal and then slides it into the bottom right corner of the net.
83' There's not long left play now at the Etihad, can City double their lead before the full-time whistle? Or, can Dortmund grab an important away goal?
T. Delaney
M. Dahoud
Borussia Dortmund
81' Double substitution by Dortmund now, with Dahoud heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Delaney.
T. Meunier
Mateu Morey
Borussia Dortmund
81' The other change by the visitors sees Meunier replace Morey at right-back.
80' Wide! Foden once again dribbles into the Dortmund box and evades the defenders, before seemingly getting caught in two minds as to whether to shoot or cross. He opts to shoot and drags it well wide.
79' There are a few tired Dortmund players out there on the pitch now, they have had to do a lot of work today to try and deny City a second goal. It is all the hosts at the moment.
77' SAVE! Another chance created by De Bruyne. City quickly turn and counter and the midfielder finds Foden on the edge of the box, who drills an effort towards goal. However, it is too close to Hitz and the keeper makes a great stop.
76' CLOSE! Bruyne does brilliantly to skip past a couple of Dortmund players and then unleashes a powerful drive towards the bottom left corner of the net. However, it flies just wide of the post.
75' The pace of the game has dropped slightly in the last couple of minutes, with City just trying to settle it down and limit any chances Dortmund have to try and mount an attack.
73' Excellent play once again by Foden down the left wing, he shows great skill to skip past Morey and then drags it back towards Jesus in the six-yard box. However, his cross is blocked.
71' The more Dortmund push forward in search of an away goal, the more likely City look to catch them out on the counter at the other end.
69' This is Dortmund’s first Champions League quarter-final since 2016-17, when they lost 6-3 on aggregate to Monaco. Dortmund have won the first leg in just one of their previous six quarter-final ties (D2 L3), a 3-1 home win over Auxerre in 1996-97.
67' Surely it won't be too long before we see a second goal here, whether that be a second City strike or an equaliser from Dortmund. Both sides are creating opportunities.
65' SAVE! Foden should double City's lead! Brilliant from De Bruyne, he gets past Guerreiro down the right and then pulls it back from the byline to Foden, who seems certain to score. However, Hitz gets across and makes an excellent save with his feet to deny the midfielder.
G. Reyna
A. Knauff
Borussia Dortmund
63' Dortmund now with their first change of the game, with Knauff replaced by Reyna.
62' Into the wall! Reus steps up to take a free-kick, but he drills it straight into the City wall, who do their job well and clear the danger. Poor attempt.
61' Free-kick to Dortmund in a very good shooting position, right on the edge of the penalty area, after Stones catches Haaland high as the pair challenge for the ball. 
60' Almost! Cancelo with a lovely ball over the top of the Dortmund defence to Jesus, who chests it down for Foden, who can't quite reach it and Dortmund clear the danger in the nick of time.
Gabriel Jesus
Bernardo Silva
Manchester City
59' City have made their first substitution of the game, with Silva the man coming off and he has been replaced by Jesus.
57' The hosts are just controlling the ball nicely again, keeping it in midfield and making Dortmund do all the running and they are penned back inside their own half defending.
55' City haven’t conceded a goal in any of their last seven games in the Champions League – only Arsenal in 2005-06 have ever had a longer run of consecutive clean sheets in the competition (10 in a row).
53' Walker does brilliantly down the right wing, getting all the way to the byline and then pulls the ball back for a team-mate, but no one is there to get on the end of it. Someone could have had a tap-in from just a few yards out.
52' City break on the counter, with De Bruyne spraying it out to the right for Foden, who tries to play it to Walker on the overlap, however, he gets crowded out and has to play it back. It then comes back to him and Foden goes for goal from the edge of the box, but drills his effort well wide of the goal.
50' City will want to be careful here, they won't want to concede an away goal, which hands Dortmund the advantage ahead of the second leg.
48' CHANCE! Haaland races in behind the City defence after a throughball by Dahoud and the striker outpaces Dias and uses his strength to see the defender off. However, just as he goes to chip it, he trips and fires straight towards Ederson and the keeper makes an excellent save to deny him.
46' The second half is under way!
Dortmund will feel very hard done by, as they should be level at the break through Bellingham's strike. City have dominated much of the possession, but haven't had many chances in front of goal, so this game is all to play for.
City lead 1-0 at the break thanks to a goal from De Bruyne, following a mistake from Can in midfield and City counter up the pitch, with Mahrez feeding the midfielder. The hosts were then awarded a penalty after Can appeared to catch Rodri high, but the replays showed that Rodri exaggerated the contact and there was no touch on his head, so the decision was overturned by VAR. Dortmund then had a goal ruled out late on, after Bellingham beat Ederson to the ball and slid it into the back of the net. However, the referee pulled it back for a foul and showed Bellingham a yellow card, despite him getting to the ball fairly and the goal should have stood.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
44' Dortmund look like they might be able to catch City out on the counter, using their pace to open up the hosts. However, at the moment they are having to sit quite deep as City control possession.
42' There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half, can Dortmund get an equaliser before the half-time whistle? Or, will City double their lead?
40' Offside! Foden appears to make a great run in behind the Dortmund defence and he only has Hitz to beat, however, his effort is too close to the keeper, who makes a very good save. However, the linesman has his flag up for offside, so it wouldn't have counted.
39' City and Dortmund met in the Champions League group stage in the 2012-13 season, the only two previous meetings between the sides: a 1-1 draw at the Etihad and a 1-0 Dortmund win at Signal Iduna Park.
J. Bellingham
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
37' Bellingham is booked for his challenge on Ederson, even though he clearly got to the ball first and the goal should have been allowed to stand. A really harsh one on the midfielder.
37' GOAL RULED OUT! Bellingham has the ball in the back of the net for Dortmund after he nicks the ball off the toes of Ederson, who took too long to clear and the midfielder got there first and then slid it into the back of the empty net. However, just before he pokes it home, the referee blows for a free-kick, which means that VAR can't review the footage. So the decision cannot be overturned.
35' City have been really good at winning the ball back as soon as they lose it, they are playing with a bit more tempo and Dortmund don't seem to have any answers at the moment.
33' NO PENALTY! The decision has been changed and Dortmund now have a free-kick instead. Can will be very relieved, as he gave the ball away for the opening goal as well.
32' The referee is taking a long look at the replay of this penalty decision. The video clearly shows that Rodri didn't get caught on his head and Can perhaps flicked his knee instead. However, there is also an argument for handball from Rodri as well. Surely this decision will be overturned.
30' CITY PENALTY! The hosts have been awarded a penalty after a free-kick is whipped into the box and Can and Rodri both challenge for the ball. Rodri puts his head down low in an attempt to head it and Can flicks his leg out to try and block, but seems to catch the midfielder's leg. However, the referee points to the spot straight away and he seems to think that Can catches his head, after Rodri goes down clutching his face. VAR will take a look.
E. Can
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
29' Can is booked for his challenge on Rodri in the box, which has led to the City penalty. However, there is a VAR check in place so this may be overturned.
28' Free-kick to City in a decent position after Guerreiro barges into the back of Mahrez, around the midway point of the Dortmund half. A good opportunity to get the ball into the box and create something.
26' It looks like Reus may have a problem here for Dortmund, the winger is still feeling his leg following the collision with Ederson a few moments ago.
24' ALMOST! Haaland first with an opportunity, but he couldn't get the ball under control in time and City half clear the danger. It comes straight back at them and Knauff chips it over the top of City defence for Reus to sprint onto the end of. However, Ederson races off his line and makes the block in the nick of time. The two players collide, but luckily both are fine.
23' De Bruyne has been involved in seven goals in his seven Champions League starts in the quarter-final (4 goals, 3 assists).
21' The City goal came direct from a mistake, as other than that, Dortmund had been playing well. It will be interesting to see how they react now.
R. Mahrez
Manchester City
19' Mahrez just couldn't reach the intital cross into the six yard box and instead he picked it up on the byline and then pulled it back to De Bruyne, who coolly finished.
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City
19' GOAL! Man City take the lead on 19 minutes, it’s 1-0! It comes after a poor mistake from Can in midfield, he dwells on the ball for too long and his pass is cut out, which allows City to counter. De Bruyne plays it out to the left to Foden, who tries to find Mahrez at the far post, but his pass is too long, however, Mahrez keeps it in play and cuts it back to De Bruyne instead, who slides it past Hitz and into the back of the net.
18' Dortmund break forward quickly, after winning the ball back from a City throw-in. Knauff races down the left wing and tries to find Haaland or Reus in the box, but his pass isn't great and City clear the danger.
15' Haaland hasn't been involved much so far, the striker is on a bit of a goal drought for club and country at the moment, so he is due a goal or two. Will it come today?
13' There's not much in it so far, both teams are being a tad cautious in these early stages, not pushing too many men forward in case they get caught out on the break.
11' Manchester City have lost four of their five matches at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League under Guardiola, with City going out at this stage in each of the last three seasons.
9' The pace is quite slow from City so far, they aren't trying to open up Dortmund, who are happy to let the hosts keep the ball.
7' SAVE! Ederson is called into action early on to deny Bellingham! Akanji feeds the midfielder, who twists and turns away from the City defence and manages to work space to fire an effort towards goal from a tight angle. However, Ederson gets down well and makes the stop.
7' Almost! Mahrez feeds De Bruyne through the Dortmund defence and the midfielder tries to pick out Gundogan on the edge of the box. However, the pass is well cut out by Dahoud.
5' It's City with the early possession here, they are keeping the ball well in midfield, with Dortmund sitting deep and soaking up the pressure. Nothing in the final third for City so far.
3' Decent start from Dortmund, they get the ball into the final third and Knauff challenges in the air with Ederson, who has to rush off his line to get to it. However, the final touch comes off the winger and a City goal-kick is awarded.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Edin Terzic has made three changes to his side that lost 2-1 to Frankfurt at the weekend, with Schulz, Delaney and Hazard all dropping out and they have been replaced in the starting line-up by Morey, Dahoud and Knauff.
Pep Guardiola has made five changes for this first-leg game to the side that beat Leicester at the weekend, with Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Jesus and Aguero all dropping out and they have been replaced by Stones, Cancelo, Gundogan, Foden and Silva.
DORTMUND SUBS: Reinier, Thorgan Hazard, Roman Burki, Thomas Meunier, Nico Schulz, Stefan Drljaca, Julian Brandt, Lukasz Piszczek, Giovanni Reyna, Felix Passlack, Steffen Tigges, Thomas Delaney.
DORTMUND (4-3-3): Marwin Hitz; Mateu Morey, Emre Can, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji; Jude Bellingham, Mahmoud Dahoud, Raphael Guerreiro; Ansgar Knauff, Erling Haaland, Marco Reus
MAN CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy, Eric Garcia, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Aymeric Laporte, James Trafford, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling.
MAN CITY (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden; Bernardo Silva.
Meanwhile Dortmund came out top over Sevilla, a thrilling 5-4 on aggregate victory. However, they are in a battle to qualify for the competition next season, as they are currently fifth in the Bundesliga, seven points behind Eintracht Frankfurt, who they were beaten by at the weekend.
Manchester City comfortably made it through to the last eight, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 over two legs. They are also in excellent form in the Premier League, stretching their lead at the top of the table to 14 points after a win at the weekend. 
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Champions League quarter-final clash between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium.