Champions League: Phil Foden hands Manchester City edge over Borussia Dortmund with late winner 

  • Foden scored in the 90th minute to give City a slender advantage over Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium
  • Kevin De Bruyne put the hosts ahead before Erling Haaland fed Marcos Reus to equalise for the traveling Germans 

Manchester City needed a late-winner from Phil Foden to snatch a vital but slender win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. 

The Citizens were made to work for their win on Tuesday night when they overcame Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

First half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and a late goal from Phil Foden secured for City a 2-1 win over the German club, after Marco Reus equalised with six minutes of the match remaining.

City have now won 27 of their previous 28 matches in all competitions and remain on course of a historic quadruple of the Champions League, Premier League title, FA Cup and League Cup.

Pep Guardiola sounded the warning in his post-match press briefing having failed to get past the last-8 in the European competition in each of his previous four seasons in charge.

“We felt the pressure today, in this competition, at home, not knowing, how we would react,” said Pep.

“It’s better to win than draw but even at 1-1 we had 90 minutes to do it,” said the City Boss.

The two sides will lock horns again in Germany on April 14 with the eventual winners taking on either Bayern Munich or PSG.