Foden’s highlights vs Dortmund show a huge ‘coming-of-age’ performance

Manchester City won 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarter-final first leg tie on Tuesday night.

They opened the scoring through Kevin de Bruyne on 19 minutes.

However, City were fortunate to escape unpunished when Jude Bellingham knocked the ball past goalkeeper Ederson before slotting home, only for the referee to call a controversial foul on the City keeper.

When City did score their precious second goal of the night, Dortmund had already grabbed an away goal through captain Marco Reus.

Phil Foden’s close range strike, however, does mean that Guardiola’s side hold the lead going into the second leg.

Foden put in yet another outstanding display on the night against Dortmund, and was arguably City’s best player.


Foden continues to impress

He picked up pockets of space throughout, and consistently made driving runs at the visitors’ backline.

The 20-year-old also possessed a major goal threat. He had a total of three shots on target – more than any other player on the pitch – including his late goal.

Foden featured predominantly on the left-hand side, where Dortmund struggled to deal with his pace and movement off the ball.


It was another crowning night in what has been an exceptional campaign for the England international.

Pep Guardiola has built up Foden’s playing time over the last three seasons, with this the year where he has gone to a different level.

He has 12 goals and nine assists in all competitions, whilst also becoming a regular for Gareth Southgate’s England side.


His winning goal last night could prove to be vital in City realising their Champions League ambitions.

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