Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Manchester City (2-4 agg): result, goals, summary | Champions League 2020-21 quarter-finals
Dortmund 1-2 Manchester City: as it happened
And that's it! The ref blows for full time and City go through with a 4-2 aggregate win!
Sterling charges through from halfway but runs out of ideas in the area and Dortmund hack it away.
Brandt hammers in a cross but City pump it away.
Four minutes added.
Emre Can takes a pop from distance. He doesn't get many from there and shows why with a wild effort that Ederson watches whistle safely into the stands.
Raheem Sterling gets a leg stretch in the final few minutes.
And now City have a corner after a lightning Foden break that Silva fails to read.
Dortmund win a corner off Rubén Dias... it's sent towards Tigges but City clear.
City back in numbers now, the visitors kow they don't have to take any risks to see this one out. The onus is on Dortmund to pile forward, which they are attempting to do.
Dortmund throw on Julian Brandt and Steffen Tigges, with Bellingham and Morey making way.
Haaland! The Norwegian finally finds himself facing goal with the ball at his feet but blasts his shot well over.
The home side have managed three shots on target in 77 minutes and now need three goals in about a quarter of an hour.
And that, maths fans, leaves Dortmund needing three to go through.
City play the ball back to the winger from the corner and he picks his spot just inside Hitz's near post. The keeper was unsighted by one of his own defenders there and the shot was fierce enough to beat the Swiss, going in off the post!
De Bruyne! What a run from the Belgian! A turn of pace, a drop of the shoulder, a feint and a low shot that Hitz does well to turn behind for a corner.
City very happy to just knock it from side to side at the moment with the Dortmund press significantly less enthuastic with 70 on the clock.
Just before the free kick, Gio Reyna replaced Ansgar Knauff, who struggled to get into the game this evening.
Hummels! Just over from the veteran defender as Reus lands a glorious ball right on his head!
Bernardo Silva is penalized for leaving a leg out for Bellingham to trip over and Dortmund have a free kick out wide on the right.
Gundogan! He's scored a few this season but that was never going to bother Hitz, the former Dortmund midfielder's effort well wide of the target.
City are trying their best to take any pace out of the game at the moment.
If Dortmund are to take the advantage again you fancy they'll need to try something different to get Haaland on the ball. At the moment mostly it's a case of lofting balls towards him and hoping for the best.
Dahoud with another chance as he twists and turns in the area but his shot is blocked.
City appeal for another penalty as De Bruyne goes down on the edge of the area. They get a corner instead.
3-2 on aggrgate now to City. Dortmund need one to take it to extra time.
Goooooooooool! Mahrez sends it over the diving Hitz, who guessed correctly, and now the ball is back in Dortmund's court!
It stands! Mahrez steps up...
Penalty to City! A bit harsh as Can headed the ball onto his arm but the rules state that if that arm was in an "unnatural position"... It was sticking out a bit. Will VAR get involved?
Another City corner as Zinchenko's cross is palmed over by Hitz.
Bellingham with a thumping header this time to clear the danger.
City corner, De Bruyne lining it up again. Out by Haaland and the Belgian will get another pop.
We're back underway!
Dortmund only had two shots on target in the firat half. It's enough at the moment to have them heading into the last four.
On points, you'd have to give City the first half but of course that won't help Guardiola's side in reality.
And that's the half! Not a second added and Dortmund go into the break ahead on the night and going through to the semi-finals on aggregate after the opening 45 minutes!
Dahoud is causing City problems arriving from deep and his shot is blocked by Stones this time. The Germany midfielder is difficult to track and is taking advantage of the space between City's defence and midfield.
A rare overcooked ball from De Bruyne goes out on the far side with Stones leaping to try and meet it.
Bellingham goes into the book for a little shove on his international teammate Foden.
Another city corner as Morey clips a lofted ball behind. Zinchenko manages to get a header on target but Hitz plucks it out of the air with little fuss.
On the downside for Dortmund, their shape is leaving Haaland extremely isolated when City are in possession.
Dortmund starting to look more comfortable at the back now than they were at the start of the game. City are going to have work to find a breakthrough here.
Bellingham! That was as important as the goal! Mahrez drives into the area and latches onto a loose ball. Hitz is beaten but the England player is there to make a clearance when it looked certain Mahrez would score!
From the corner, De Bruyne tries to catch Hitz out at the near post but finds the side netting.
The Belgian flashes a shot at the near post and Reus makes a great defensive header to concede a corner. That could have gone anywhere!
City have a free kick on the side of the area as Rodri is floored. De Bruyne over it...
City have a half-hearted appeal for a penalty as Mahrez went for the rebound waved away. What a strike from De Bruyne and the woodwork keeps Dortmund in front.
De Bruyne! The Belgian nicks the ball on the edge of the area and whacks a reflex shot onto the bar!
City try a training ground routine and it's nudged back to Walker, who hammers an effort high into the stands.
Haaland back in defence and he turns Mahrez's wicked inswinger out for another City corner...
Corner for City after good work from Mahrez.
Akanji! A decent header from the corner but Ederson gathers. Dortmund really turning the screw now.
Reus! The captain's shot it deflected behind for a corner by Walker.
And that, as it stands, would see Dortmund through to the semi-finals. Over to City to respond...
Haaland charges into the area, checks, has a look and lays off to Reus, who blocked shot falls to the England international to smash home from inside the area with a glorious finish!
Of the two sides City are, unsuprisingly, the happier of the two to play a waiting game...
Dortmund's press is giving City plenty of problems playing the ball out from the back but the home side have yet to capitalize.
Very courageous from Zinchecko, who threads a ball back to Ederson a couple of feet away from Haaland.
Pretty frenetic opening in Dortmund, end to end action but little in the way of precision in the final third so far.
Dahoud! The first shot of the game for Dortmund and it's well hit by the Germany midfielder but straight at Ederson.
Gundogan does well to win possession in midfield but then hammers a pass towards Foden that the winger was never going to reach.
Dortmund manage to get behind the City defence but the ref eventually spots the lino's arm held aloft on the touchline.
We're off! Dortmund get the ball rolling and they'll be looking for a strong start here.
De Bruyne and Reus, the captains this evening, go through the pleasantries in the centre circle.
The teams are in the tunnel now and we're just five minutes away from kick-off. A semi-final against PSG is the reward for whichever side emerges victorious this evening.
It will be interesting to see how the highly rated Knauff performs this evening after finding the net in last weekend's 3-2 win over Stuttgart for his first Dortmund goal.
Reus goal could be golden
The Dortmund forward scored a well-taken goal in the opening leg that leaves things finely poised for this evening's contest.
City starting line-up confirmed
Few suprises from Guardiola, although Raheem Sterling is on the bench with Phil Foden getting the nod in attack alongside Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez.
Dortmund starting line-up confirmed
Hummels and Reus are fit to start for Dortmund, who have named a side mixing youth with experience. Emre Can and Raphaël Guerreiro add a bit of nous to complement youngsters Jude Bellingham, former Barça youth teamer Mateu Morey and Germany under-19 winger Ansgar Knauff, who has only a handful of senior games under his belt.
One less thing for Pep to worry about
Not that it was ever really in doubt, but City have already qualified for next season's Champions League via the Premier Leaguem, which will give the visitors a little bit of extra comfort in the game than the hosts, whose eggs are not entirely in the one basket at this stage but Frankfurt hold a seven-point advantage in the Bundesliga with six games remaining.
Guardiola on the other hand is only missing Sergio Agüero this evening, with Aymeric Laporte passing a late fitness test.
Dortmund's long injury list
Dortmund have a considerable injury list going into tonight's game with Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, Youssoufa Moukoko and Jadon Sancho all ruled out.
In good news for Terzic, veterans Mats Hummels and Marco Reus should be ok to start.
If Dortmund repeat the scoreline from their only previous home game against City in December 2012 (1-0), that will be enough to send them through. However, City have kept clean sheets in four consecutive away games in this season's Champions League.
If City manage another one this evening, they will become the first side to record a clean sheet in five consecutive games in the competition since Manchester United under Alex Ferguson a decade ago.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola didn't much enjoy facing Dortmund when he arrived in the Bundesliga at Bayern Munich and lost three of his first five meetings with tonight's opponents overall.
He is though unbeaten in his most recent seven games against Dortmund, while City have only failed to progress only twice in 15 European knockout ties after winning the first leg.
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Such has been his impact this season that Haaland is the Champions League's top scorer in 2020-21 with 10 goals, and the only game in which he hasn't found the net in the competition was precisely the away leg at City. If he comes out firing, as he did when he rattled in two in ten minutes in Der Klassiker against Bayern, City will be up against it.
The Norwegian has also never failed to score at home in a Champions League game for Dortmund.
In any case, all that matters from the point of view of Haaland and Dortmund for 90 minutes this evening is that the Norwegian finds his scoring touch after missing a decent chance in the opening leg and having now gone three games without finding the net for Dortmund after drawing a blank during the international break as well.
All eyes will be, as always, on Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland this evening. The 20-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion this summer and securing Champions League football is one of the basic requirements of his current club to retain the services of the in-demand striker. Perversely, given their position in the Bundesliga, winning the Champions League is arguably the most obvious path to doing that, but with the title in the bag there would be an equal number of arguments against Haaland remaining in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Pep Guardiola's side are 2-1 up from the opening leg going into this evening's game but Dortmund's away goal in Manchester leaves the Bundesliga giants in a decent position this evening. A single goal will be enough to see Edin Terzic's side through to the semi-finals assuming City don't manage a reply, but it's difficult to see wither side settling for a cagey contest in Germany given the attacking resources at their disposal.
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City: live
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