Man City vs Borussia Dortmund LIVE: Latest Champions League updates tonight

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Jude Bellingham was deemed to have fouled Man City goalkeeper Ederson before scoring

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City entertain Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The first leg, at the Etihad, will see the Premier League leaders, who are 14 points clear at the top of the table, host the Bundesliga giants, led by Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian phenom has been linked with a move to City this summer, though Guardiola has attempted to dampen talk of a move out of respect for his players. Though tonight offers a chance at redemption, or at least a slice of it, with City still haunted by last season’s quarter-final upset at the hands of Lyon. They enter the game in fine form, with a comfortable 2-0 win at Leicester last time out, with goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabirel Jesus at the King Power Stadium making it five straight wins in all competitions and four successive clean sheets.

Guardiola remains conscious of the need to rotate his squad to ensure they peak in the closing stages of this tournament, one they covet beyond all others, despite the potential for a quadruple: “I rotate because it is not possible to play every day,” Guardiola told the club website after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Leicester City. “They are human beings, not machines.

“To win all competitions in this year without spectators, when we start later and finish earlier, you cannot be there where we are if you don’t rotate. We don’t have even one midweek off. No player can do that and be ready mentally every game. So, I rotate them. I trust my players so much. They don’t trust me but I trust them with their quality.”

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

55’: Dortmund go direct and find Morey with a long pass forward, the full back looks set to shoot at goal before Cancelo gets back well to nick the ball off his foot.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:14

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

53’: Kyle Walker gets around the side of Dortmund and pulls the ball back to the six yard box… but no one is there for City to finish. The TV cameras then pan to Sergio Aguero, who’s on the bench, and has scored goals like that for fun at City throughout his career.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:13

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

50’: Knauff, who has done well on his debut, wins a corner for Dortmund. City clear and look to break as De Bruyne switches play to Foden. Dortmund get back and Foden eventually drags a shot wide.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:10

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

48’: CHANCE! Huge chance for Dortmund, and the surprise is Haaland hasn’t hit the back of the net. Dortmund break and the striker bursts clear of Diaz and shrugs him off as if he is isn’t there. Ederson gets out and makes a big save, with Haaland looking to clip the ball across goal with his left foot.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:08

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

47’: City open the second half with a spell of possession, until Knauff wins it back and draws a foul on Rodri.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:06

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

The players are back out at the Etihad, second 45’ coming up…

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:03

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

Here’s the incident from the first half that has got everyone talking. How has Ovidiu Hategan seen a foul on Ederson from Bellingham here?

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 21:00

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

City lead thanks to De Bruyne’s 17th-minute strike from close range, but Dortmund should be level after Bellingham’s goal was disallowed for the slightest of fouls on Ederson. City have been on top but haven’t quite been at their best, with Emre Can’s sloppy pass in midfield leading to the breakthrough. We haven’t seen a lot from Haaland yet but Bellingham has been very good for the visitors.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:52

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

45’: Mahrez has a chance right at the end of the half after Bernardo does well to turn in the box and provide the lay-off, but the winger’s shot is weak and straight at Hitz.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:48

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

44’: Better from Dortmund. They get the ball into Haaland’s feet in the box, but Stones does well to push him away from goal. The ball gets worked to Guerreiro on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked by Diaz.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:46



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