Champions League: Mahrez And Folden’s Stunner Goals Send Man City Into Semi-finals After 5years

by Isaac Mintah
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Champions League: Mahrez And Folden's Stunner Goals Send Man City Into Semi-finals After 5years

It was all joy for Pep Guardiola and his boys after the final whistle was blown at the Westfalendion stadium as Manchester City quarter-finals in the Champion League curse was broken.

The curse almost repeated itself again, after 17-year-old starlet Jude Bellingham became the second-youngest goalscorer in knockout Champions League history with a superb finish in the 16th minute to swing the tie in Dortmund’s favour.

Thanks to Dortmund’s Emre Can who handled in the penalty area, with Riyad Mahrez, after a lengthy VAR review, converting the 55th-minute penalty to level things up on the night.

Then Phil Folden followed up his winner in the first leg with a sensational strike, which snuck in at the near post with 14 minutes left, to book a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

20-year-old’s stunning strike earned Manchester City a comeback 2-1 win at Borussia Dortmund to book his side a first Champions League semi-final spot in five years after a 4-2 aggregate success.

Meanwhile, the second quarter-final game between Liverpool and Real Madrid played at the Anfied stadium ended in a disappointing goalless draw.

The draw meant that Real Madrid would qualify based on goal aggregates following the first-leg 3-1 win over Liverpool in Spain last week.

Real Madrid will face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League as City face PSG.

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