Man City Out part 1

Manchester City wins over BVB (Borussia Dortmund): The Champions League in TICKER for reading

Borussia Dortmund dreams of the premier class coup thanks to Marco Reus. The captain scored the important away goal in the unfortunate 1: 2 (0: 1) defeat of the league runner-up in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against favorites Manchester City (84th).

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It was the first goal of the most recently criticized offensive player this year. In the second leg next Wednesday, BVB has every chance of reaching the first semi-final in eight years.

Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund 2: 1 (1: 0)
Gates 1: 0 de Bruyne (19th), 1: 1 Reus (84th), 2: 1 Foden (90th)
List of MCI

Ederson - Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo - Rodri, De Bruyne, Gündogan - Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo Silva

List of BVB

Hitz - Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Can, Dahoud, Bellingham - Reus, Knauff - Haaland

yellow cards

Can (32nd), Bellingham (37th)


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90' + 3' There is no answer from Dortmund, the game is over.

90' + 2' The three-minute stoppage time is running. Embarrassed expressions in black and yellow. The game is lost. And Foden earned his goal with a very strong second half.

TOOOR! Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund 2-1 | Goalscorer: Foden

90 'Or not. De Bruyne with the outstanding half-field flank on the long post to Gündogan. We haven't actually seen that the whole evening, now she'll be sitting in a moment. Meunier jumps under the ball, Gündogan controls it perfectly behind it. Lays two meters back to Foden, who pushes in with the first contact.

88' But BVB still has to survive a good five minutes. And City comes again with anger in the stomach, is of course not satisfied with the 1: 1. Hummels, Akanji and Can clean up the center regularly. And keep City away from your own gate.

87' In view of the one-sided final quarter of an hour up to this point, the balance is flattering. In view of the strong Dortmund appearance over the entire evening, he is highly deserved. A 1: 1 would be the fair result of a very interesting and exciting game.

TOOOR! Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund 1: 1 | Goalscorer: Reus

84 'A 1-1 draw is definitely a good result. Dortmund scores the important away goal! And that in a wonderful way: Can dissolves behind, plays on Bellingham, who creates a place against Rodri with a wobbly and then finds Haaland, who comes towards the opposite and with the first contact lays steeply on the starting Reus. Walker is totally asleep, then can't keep up. And Reus pushes safely into the far corner.

83' Does a 0: 1 for BVB actually count as a good result in Etihad? In view of the constant pressure that City is currently putting on, one almost has to speak of it. Six deals in the last 15 minutes, not a single one at this stage by Black and Yellow.

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81 'Also Morey saw no more land against the turning Foden. Meunier is now taking on this.

81 'New strength for BVB. Dahoud leaves the field for Delaney.

80' Man City has now become much stronger again. And at BVB, the forces are decreasing. Foden breaks through again on the left side with an energetic kick and makes it into the penalty area, shoots from an acute angle, but hits the ball badly and clearly misses the housing. Nobody can slip into the long post either.

77' And shortly afterwards, Foden has a good chance. Again, it's about de Bruyne, who is always formative. From midfield he drives the ball forward on the half-right side and then plays in the middle to Foden at the right time. It pulls out powerfully from 16 meters. Heat can have problems, bounce forward, Hummels helps out and clears up.

76' That's what I'm saying. De Bruyne with the dangerous long-range shot. Reus and Bellingham can't stop him at the head office, even with a lot of physical effort. The shot from 25 meters goes flat just wide of the goal.

74' Jesus takes off his gloves and pours them out. Here we go. Another quarter of an hour.

73' Foden becomes more active. The young Englishman penetrates the penalty area on the left with a strong dribble against Morey and Bellingham, Morey even collects the maximum penalty via tunnel. Foden could return to the penalty spot, but remains hanging on Hummels' leg.

72' So we have a bit of a standstill right now. A lot happens between the goal areas, both teams get little depth into the game. A long stretch for the final phase?

69' Dortmund's long ball possession phase. Again and again the ball goes through the back row, with the hope that City will move out and offer some space behind the chains. But the hosts are not doing the Westphalians a favor. Also a sign of respect: City is extremely reluctant to start up.

66' Hair tearing on the other hand at BVB, because Reus almost runs a rather sloppy back pass from Stones over a short distance towards Ederson. Only half a foot's length is missing.

65' BIG chance for Foden. It has to go in. Hummels runs into de Bruyne's heels with a flying ball and falls so de Bruyne has a free run to the baseline. Man City's captain lays back perfectly, six meters in front of the goal Foden comes free to shoot - and shoots Hitz right into the feet.

63' Knauff ends his decent starting eleven debut. Reyna, who is eleven months younger, arrives.

62' Reus tries - and shoots into the wall. This is too little. He does not hit the ball correctly when shooting a margin and pushes the ball clearly past the goal from 16 meters.

61' Excellent free kick position for Dortmund. Haaland misses the ball, but when poking he is on the ball in front of Stones and is then kicked by him. The ball is a good 18 meters centrally in front of the goal. It couldn't be more central.

60' And it almost pays off right away. Cancelo with a ball from the left half-space, where there is far too much space. Jesus lets his chest and his back clap to the gate to Foden, who can only be defended with difficulty. Then the offside whistle sounds.

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59' Substitution for Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva Gabriel Fernando de Jesus

56' Next good ball from Dahoud, who is making a strong game with play equipment on his foot. The ball sails all over the place to Morey, who started halfway to the right. In the pincer between two opponents, Morey lacks the robustness to assert himself and to come to a conclusion.

54' Dortmund is even busy collecting game shares. The game is completely balanced. Difficult to predict who will meet here next.

52' But please don't counterattack now, do you? Guerreiro's corner comes sharply to the edge of the five, but is cleared. On the counterattack, de Bruyne plays a fabulous ball from the left side at full speed to the free right, where Foden is drifting around. Dahoud defends that well. Foden has to wind up again, comes back to the ball a little later. And puts his shot from the real side well past the goal.

50' Dortmund comes out of the cabin with a lot of steam. Man City should be surprised if so much resistance. The Guardiola team was hardly used to that this season. Great ball from Dahoud to the right to Morey, who takes Knauff with him, whose flank is blocked by Dias for the corner.

48' But this other youngster, this Haaland, he never needs much. And now he's getting a lot. Dahoud turns around de Bruyne in his own penalty area, releases himself from the opponent's pressing, makes a few meters and plays a beautiful through ball into the course of Haaland. He prevails robustly against slides in the running duel, but stumbles. Nevertheless, he comes to a conclusion against Ederson - and fails because of his foot parade.

47' Starting XI debutant Knauff was the most ardent and most successful two-fighter in the first round (won 7 of 11). Haaland, this other youngster, had the fewest ball actions of all players on the field at 15 and remained without a goal finish. Changing of the guard?

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46 'The game continues. Will Dortmund still manage to create a better starting position for the second leg?

HALF-TERM CONCLUSION:

  • ManCity and Dortmund deliver a good-class and intense quarter-finals without the big goal scenes, but with a lot of explosiveness and tension.
  • City used the first big mistake mercilessly to lead, then referee Hategan made the second when he whistled away Bellingham's alleged compensation too early and, as it turned out, unjustified.
  • In between, a penalty against Dortmund was withdrawn. So there is still a lot to do even without a lot of goal closings.

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45 '+1' Then it's halftime in Manchester.

45' + 1' One minute of stoppage time. In view of the two and a half minutes that Hategan watched the 911 scene on his own, this is of course extremely silly. So, let's not let it spoil our mood.

44' This is also due to advances like this one. Reus pushes in the half-right room, thinks Haaland. He has to break off again in the penalty area, but can put back for Knauff. He does not trust himself to the Schlenzer, prefers to push into the center to Guerreiro. His shot is blocked.

43' Man City doesn't seem as self-confident and vicious as we know it this season. Which is largely due to BVB, who still have a strong first half. A good result looks absolutely realistic in this phase.

40' We just praised the referee, now he blunders. By whistling the scene before Bellingham scored, Hategan made it unnecessarily difficult for himself. In his defense: When Bellingham played against Ederson, there was a big bang in the empty Etihad. That's probably why Hategan was so sure.

38' Next hairy scene. Long ball in the top, actually too long, but Bellingham rushes behind. Ederson takes the ball, tries to beat it away, but is attacked by Bellingham, who wins the ball. Before Bellingham can insert into the empty goal, the foul whistle sounds. The TV repeat shows: Bellingham was on the ball before Ederson, you don't have to whistle off the duel. Because the whistle came before Bellingham pushed in, the VAR must not be consulted. Bad luck for BVB.

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37 'Jude Bellingham sees the yellow box.

36' And now back to the game: Knauff grabs Gündogan and is a little lucky that there is no yellow for it. The next free kick is very likely, this time on the left side, again in half-space. The ball comes from de Bruyne, in the headquarters Foden shoots into the arms of Hitz.

33' It was all very tricky. And exciting. But Hategan's decision is okay. All in all, the Romanian referee solved that well.

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32' The yellow card against Can remains. Hategan explains why. And without having finished studying lip reading, there were probably those for complaining, not for fouls.

32' Hategan looks at the monitor for a long, long time. And then decides to take the penalty back. Can only hit Rodri slightly on the knee. Not in the face that Rodri held afterwards.

29' Flattering whistle that Mahrez gets. Guerrieros use from behind Guerreiros was a bit clumsy, but nothing more. So there is a free kick in the left half-field. De Bruyne brings it sharply in the middle. The ball slips through, splashes up, Rodri goes with his head, Can with the heel. And there are penalties for City. This will be a case for the VAR.

27' But every time City gets close to the penalty area, it crackles. Even if now only a blocked long-range shot from Gündogan jumps around. The level is very, very good and so far worthy of a CL round of 16. And that although the defining scenes, excluding the goal, are still missing.

24' Next neat approach from guests. Guerriero with the trigger on the left and a fine pass behind the tip to Reus. Haaland cannot process its pass into the top. In counter-pressing Dortmund wins the ball back against Rodri. Haaland lets clap on Guerreiro, who lifts from the edge of the box into Reus' barrel. And a tad too far. Ederson is there, Reus only slips into the keeper and commits the striker foul.

21' A bitter goal conceded for Dortmund, which was good in the game and somewhat thwarted the early stages. But with the first scene worth mentioning, City shows off its whole class.

TOOOR! Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund 1-0 | Goalscorer: Kevin De Bruyne

19 'Has anyone spoken of mistakes here? Can makes the first really difficult one. And already the doorbell rings. Can with the bad pass in midfield in the legs of Mahrez. De Bruyne gets the ball, Dahoud not in the duel, he does not pull the foul either. So de Bruyne can send Foden into the box on the left. The cross pass to Mahrez is actually too far, but Mahrez controls the ball perfectly, lays back from the baseline and de Bruyne pushes in from a central position eight meters.

16' Good ball win on the right side of Morey, who then wants to trigger the counterattack directly. That doesn't quite work, Haaland jumps into the top of the ball shortly afterwards, but he would also have been alone on a wide field. It's still an intense sniff. With very few mistakes that could open up possibilities.

13' City played twice as many passes as Dortmund after 13 minutes of play. The Cityzens have not yet entered the dangerous areas. Dortmund is deep and good. And works well in defensive behavior.

11' Man City come to the first corner because Bellingham Mahrez picks the ball off his foot. The first execution can clarify Dortmund for the next corner, in which Dias then commits the striker foul. Nothing furious about that yet. But there is definitely tension in the air.

8' BVB comes into play well. And fires the first shot on goal. The open pass from the back four to Dahoud into midfield is great, that is the trigger for the speed game. Dahoud plays Reus one station lower, the ball comes to Bellingham on the left via the short Haaland station. He goes into a duel with Walker, who is doing well but cannot prevent the conclusion. Ederson is sure to parry.

7' But then the first good and targeted combination. Mahrez and de Bruyne play a one-two on the right lane, which opens the half-right space for de Bruyne. The Belgian has room, but plays his cross pass towards the edge of the penalty area exactly into Can's legs, who also routinely plays off the immediately following pressing.

4 'Man City have their only two strikers, Jesus and Aguero, on the bench. And there is a lot of press and passport machine on the square. How Walker skips a simple ball on the right wing and jumps out of the way, we shouldn't get used to this image today.

2' Dortmund plays with a back four and with Can in front of it as the central part of the defensive three-way row. So this riddle is also solved. Debutant Knauff shares the space behind Haaland with Reus. Everything behind it will be more defensively poled.

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1 'It starts in Manchester, the ball is rolling.


Before starting |BVB coach Terzic even speaks of Man City's currently strongest team in the world. Few would disagree. Another big difference to the rest of the game is the players' health and fitness. The bad luck with injuries did not materialize, especially the defense has been in place for months and is well-rehearsed, regardless of the formation, and not only Gündogan is in world form. It's different at BVB. But: Dortmund has Haaland. The striker who scored 24 goals in 20 CL ​​games. And has scored at least once against every opponent in the premier class so far.

Before starting |Man City have won 26 of the last 27 competitive games and only lost to Man United during this period. And draws are nothing for them. The last sixteen CL round against Gladbach had something of the rabbit and the snake. What is courage from BVB's point of view? Maybe the city-in-the-CL curse: Only a semi-final in this major competition is of course far too little for such a top-class team at all times. And most recently there were three consecutive quarter-finals.

Before starting |It's kind of bewitched what's going on in Dortmund this season. Every time you think BVB is on the way, someone rams the knife in the back. Whether the relegation candidates are like Cologne (2: 2) or direct CL competitors like Frankfurt (1: 2). Dortmund's goals for the season in the Bundesliga are in acute danger. And on the other hand, you have two finals in mind in the European and DFB Cups. A final classification probably only makes sense when everything has gone well.

Before starting |Premier class, quarter-finals, only eight teams left, this time twice the enjoyment with a return leg. To put it bluntly: only great games. Although the distribution of roles is probably not as clear in any other duel as in Man City against BVB.City is playing a stellar, glamorous, admirable season. Dortmund doesn't. It's that simple sometimes.

Before starting |At Borussia Dortmund, eye rubbing is the order of the day: Knauff is making his starting eleven debut in a competitive game at the age of 19 and 86 days. And then straight away in the CL quarter-finals. The nomination is quite surprising. Compared to the 1: 2 defeat against Frankfurt on Saturday, Dahoud and Morey are also new. Coach Terzic puts Schulz, Delaney and Hazard on the bench. Youth research?

Before starting | Manchester City are on their way to the Premier League title in seven-mile boots, also winning 2-0 against pursuers Leicester at the weekend. Coach Guardiola rotates in comparison to five positions: Stones, Gündogan, Silva, Cancelo and Foden move into the starting lineup. Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Jesus and Aguero give way. It's scary.

Before starting | Welcome to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In Manchester there is an exchange of blows between City and BVB.

Manchester City vs. BVB (Borussia Dortmund): The line-up

This is the lineup of Manchester City:

Ederson - Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo - Rodri, De Bruyne, Gündogan - Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo Silva

Bank: Steffen, Trafford - Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Agüero, Zinchenko, Laporte, Ferran Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia

  • The hosts have five changes in the starting line-up compared to the 2-0 win in Leicester: John Stones, Ilkay Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo and Phil Foden join the team for Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Agüero .

Your City team to duel Dortmund! ⚔️

XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Foden, Mahrez, De Bruyne (C)

SUBS | Steffen, Trafford, Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Zinchenko, Laporte, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia

🔷 # ManCitypic.twitter.com / x2ITGJURvv

- Manchester City (@ManCity) April 6, 2021

Borussia Dortmund relies on the following line-up:

Hitz - Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Can, Dahoud, Bellingham - Reus, Knauff - Haaland

Bank: Bürki, Drljaca - Delaney, Hazard, Schulz, Brandt, Reinier, Meunier, Piszczek, Tigges, Passlack, Reyna

🚨 Our starting XI in Manchester! 💫 # MCIBVB # UCLpic.twitter.com/nwTBrY257a

- Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 6, 2021

Manchester City vs. BVB (Borussia Dortmund) in LIVE-TICKER: The Opta facts before the game today

  • Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund faced each other in the 2012-13 group stage of the UEFA Champions League. These were the only duels between these two teams so far: in Etihad there was a 1-1, in Dortmund BVB won 1-0.
  • Manchester City have won 10 of their last 11 Champions League duels against German teams (U1). City has already celebrated a total of 12 wins in the premier class against teams from the Bundesliga - only Real Madrid (26), Barcelona (20) and Man Utd (13) have more wins against teams from Germany.
  • Since a 1-3 defeat at Lazio in the first group game of this season, Dortmund has not lost any of the following 7 games in the Champions League (S5 U2) - BVB last had a longer run without defeat in the premier class between 2012 and 2013 when they remained unbeaten in 11 games under Jürgen Klopp.
  • Manchester City have lost 4 of their 5 quarter-finals in the Champions League under Pep Guardiola. Most recently City was eliminated 3 times in a row in the round of the last 8.
  • For BVB it is the 1st Champions League quarter-finals since 2016-17, when they failed there with a total of 3-6 at Monaco. Dortmund has only won a quarter-final first leg once in 6 attempts (U2 N3): 1996-97 there was a 3-1 home win against Auxerre.
  • For Pep Guardiola it is the 60th game (including finals) in the knockout round of the Champions League - only Carlo Ancelotti has more such games (62). However, the current coach of Manchester City already has more wins in the knockout phase (31) than any other coach.
  • Manchester City have not conceded a goal in 7 Champions League games - only Arsenal have not conceded a goal for longer in this competition: In 2005-06 the Gunners survived 10 games in a row without conceding a goal.
  • Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has scored in his last 6 Champions League games - should he be successful again against City, he would be the 5th player in the history of the premier class to have scored a goal in 7 games in a row (after Cristiano Ronaldo 2x , Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Ruud van Nistelrooy).
  • Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in 12 goals (3 goals, 9 assists) in his last 11 Champions League games. In 6 quarter-finals he scored 3 goals and prepared 3 more.
  • For Erling Haaland it will be the 5th game in the knockout phase of the Champions League wearing Borussia Dortmund's jersey. In his previous 4 appearances there he got 6 hits. The best mark of a player in his first 5 appearances in the knockout phase is 6 hits (by Robert Lewandowski) - Haaland could outstrip the Poles with one goal.

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Before the monster task at Manchester City, the mood at Borussia Dortmund is irritable. It threatens to be the last business trip in the premier class for a long time.

When captain Marco Reus and Co. took the noble away suits in the Champions League for the last time out of the closet for a long time, the boss's whistle was still echoing in their ears. "I've always protected the team. But I can't do that for the game against Eintracht Frankfurt. It's a matter of will, and the team disappointed me immensely," said managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke the Ruhr Nachrichten before the almost unsolvable monster task at Manchester City.

The mood before the quarter-final first leg at the star ensemble of Pep Guardiola on Tuesday (9 p.m. / DAZN) is explosive, not only Watzke broke the patience after the defeat in the Big Point game against Frankfurt (1: 2). "I'm not in the mood for the Europa League," scolded national player Emre Can.

But BVB will have to get used to the first season without the premier class in six years with seven points behind and seven games still to go - with all the consequences. "Of course, that has financial consequences, and it may be that you can't buy someone you want and have to sell someone you want to keep," said Mats Hummels at Sky.

The head of defense should have primarily thought of the young stars Erling Haaland (20) and Jadon Sancho (21), who is still injured. Most recently, visits from consultant Mino Raiola and Haaland's father Alf-Inge caused a sensation at several top European clubs. But an exit clause of 75 million euros will only apply in the summer of 2022. "There is no alternative plan," said Watzke in the DAZN interview.

But the Norwegian elemental force wants to compete with the best. A season without a premier class? Actually unthinkable. The ongoing competition offers a back door. With a triumph in the Champions League, Borussia would have bought the ticket for the new season.

The duel in the first quarter-finals for four years with the winning machine Manchester City, however, dampens hopes. Watzke sees the black and yellow in the "clear outsider position". Nobody wanted Bayern and City, so Watzke: "The lots were totally contaminated."

City has won 26 of the last 27 competitive games with the currently outstanding ex-Dortmund player Ilkay Gündogan. Watzke therefore pointed out to the players the chance of a clear distribution of roles. "I never had the feeling that our team is particularly humble. It's a very interesting constellation, because you can really only win," said the 61-year-old and added: "If you are eliminated, everyone says that it was clear But if you kick them out, of course it's a world sensation. As a result, you as a player have fun with that. "

The possible consequences of a departure accompanied the BVB players when they took off on Easter Monday. "Not reaching the Champions League would be a sporting and financial catastrophe. We're close," said Hummels. Edin Terzic hopes for a defiant reaction. "We are disappointed with the performance ourselves. The criticism that we have to take right now is completely justified. We have to face it and show a reaction," demanded the coach before the final training session.

The mood with the sovereign leaders of the Premier League is completely different. Gündogan is looking forward to a "very special game" at the rendezvous with the old love. The "most important time of the season" begins with the duel against Dortmund. At the end of the triumph in the Champions League should be.

The expected line-ups of Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League:

  • MCI: Ederson - Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo - Rodri - Silva, Gündogan - Torres, De Bruyne, Sterling
  • BVB: Hitz - Morey, Can, Hummels, Guerreiro - Delaney - Bellingham, Dahoud - Reyna, Reus - Haaland

Source: SID

Manchester City vs. BVB (Borussia Dortmund) in LIVE-TICKER: The Champions League duel at a glance

  • Match: ManCity vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • Kick-off: 9 p.m.
  • Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK