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Foden Gets 9, Stones With 7 | Manchester City Players Rated In Win Vs Borussia Dortmund

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Pratik Das
The youngest member of The 4th Official and an ardent Premier League fan who is basically obsessed with scouting young talents and is consumed by the idea of finding the perfect number 10.

Manchester City entertained Borussia Dortmund earlier tonight, hoping to pick up a positive result and proceed into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Jude Bellingham broke the deadlock around the 15-minute-mark as he scored a spectacular goal to put the hosts in lead. Guardiola’s men came close to scoring on several occasions but failed to find the back of the net as they went 1-0 down at half-time. However, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden scored two goals in 20 minutes to turn the game on its head in the second half. Having won 4-2 on aggregate, it’s Manchester City who proceed into the semi-finals of the campaign.

Let’s take a look at how each Man City player fared during the match against Borussia Dortmund.

Ederson – 6.5/10

The Brazilian shot-stopper was a spectator for the majority of the match; however, there’s nothing he could have done to prevent Bellingham’s goal.

Kyle Walker – 6.5/10

The English right-back stopped the Dortmund players from creating menace down the right flank. He hardly participated in the attacking gameplay, though.

John Stones – 7/10

Stones was very alert at the back tonight. He made some crucial blocks and interceptions to keep things tidy at the back.

Ruben Dias – 7/10

The Portuguese centre-back could have done better to prevent Jude Bellingham from taking the shot, which led to the first goal of the game. However, apart from that, he put up a solid performance defensively.

Manchester City Players Rated In Win Vs Borussia Dortmund (Man City players can be seen in the picture)
Tor zum 1:0 durch Jude Bellingham BVB gegen Ilkay Gündogan City, Ruben Dias City Borussia Dortmund – Manchester City 14.04.2021, Fussball, Champions League, 1. Bundesliga, Saison 2020/21 Foto: Moritz Müller *** Goal to 1 0 by Jude Bellingham BVB vs Ilkay Gündogan City , Ruben Dias City Borussia Dortmund Manchester City 14 04 2021, Football, Champions League, 1 Bundesliga, Season 2020 21 Photo Moritz Müller.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7/10

The Ukrainian full-back added another dimension to his side’s attack as he made some impressive overlapping runs down the left-hand side.

Rodri – 7.5/10

The Spaniard made some important challenges to put an end to Dortmund’s counter-attacks. He won the ball back on several occasions as well.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7.5/10

The German midfielder’s ball distribution at the centre of the park was impressive, to say the least.

Kevin De Bruyne – 8.5/10

The Belgian international came the closest to scoring the equalizer in the first half as his shot hit the woodwork around the 25-minute-mark. He put up an inspiring performance in the second forty-five minutes as well.

Riyad Mahrez – 8/10

The Algerian winger converted the penalty confidently to score the equalizing goal for the visitors.

Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10

Silva wasn’t much of a threat in attacking terms.

Phil Foden – 9/10

The Englishman’s slick movement down the left flank certainly created a lot of menace for the Dortmund defenders. He created a couple of good chances for his teammates before scoring the winner in the 75th minute.

Substitutes:

Raheem Sterling – N/A

He replaced Riyad Mahrez around the 87-minute-mark.

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