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.
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.
Raheem Sterling – N/A
He replaced Riyad Mahrez around the 87-minute-mark.