Champions League, Phil Foden strikes late as City beat Dortmund
A late goal by Phil Foden powered Manchester City to victory against Borussia Dortmund (2-1) in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Kevin De Bruyne and Foden scored for City while Marco Reus of Dortmund also found the net. Notably, City came into the match without conceding a goal in the Champions League for 706 minutes.
Manchester City struck early (19') in the game, with Kevin De Bruyne making use of Riyad Mahrez's cross. This remained the only goal that was scored in the first half. After half-time, Dortmund managed to keep the deficit to one goal before Marco Reus came up with the equalizer. However, Foden gave City the winner in the 90th minute.
At 20 years and 313 days, Foden became the youngest Englishman to score a 90th-minute winning goal in a Champions League match (overtaking Wayne Rooney, 21y and 182d). The former is also the third-youngest Englishman to score in a Champions League quarter-final after Alan Smith in 2001 for Leeds (20y, 158d) and Theo Walcott in 2009 for Arsenal (20y 30d).
City have had a knack for claiming late winners in the Champions League. As per Opta, no team has scored more 90th-minute goals than Manchester City (17, level with Real Madrid) since their first season in the competition (2011/12).
Reus is the first player to score a Champions League goal against Manchester City since Luis Diaz (October 2020). He duly ended City's run of 788 minutes without conceding in the competition (seven consecutive clean sheets before this match). Meanwhile, Dortmund's Jude Bellingham became the second-youngest player to start a Champions League quarter-final (17 years and 281 days).