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UCL: Foden scores late victor as Man City edge Dortmund in first leg

Phil Foden's last-heave strike gave Manchester City a critical thin benefit in their Champions League quarter-last first leg against Borussia Dortmund at Etihad Stadium. 

City's expectations of arriving at the semi-last seemed to be yet to be determined when Marco Reus parted with Dortmund what resembled an invaluable objective with a cool completion from Erling Haaland's take a break. 

Kevin De Bruyne, who had given City the lead with a fresh completion following 19 minutes, had his impact again in the last moment of ordinary time when his fine cross was contacted back by Ilkay Gundogan for Foden to stroke a completion past Marwin Hitz. 

It was a severe blow for a venturesome Dortmund side, who will leave Manchester nursing a consuming feeling of unfairness coordinated towards Romanian authority Ovidiu Hategan after he questionably precluded Jude Bellingham's second-half objective with City driving 1-0. 

Bellingham beat Ederson to a through ball however after it showed up City's manager kicked the young person, the arbitrator blew for a foul against Borussia with the England star hustling towards an unfilled net – not in any event, permitting the intercession of VAR which would have unquestionably granted an objective. 

City, who had a first-half punishment grant toppled by VAR, showed estimable strength of character and extraordinary assurance to respond to the blow of Reus' objective to score the victor and are presently in shaft position before the return leg in Germany


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