Man City vs Borussia Dortmund LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Champions League fixture tonight

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City entertain Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The first leg, at the Etihad, will see the Premier League leaders, who are 14 points clear at the top of the table, host the Bundesliga giants, led by Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian phenom has been linked with a move to City this summer, though Guardiola has attempted to dampen talk of a move out of respect for his players. Though tonight offers a chance at redemption, or at least a slice of it, with City still haunted by last season’s quarter-final upset at the hands of Lyon. They enter the game in fine form, with a comfortable 2-0 win at Leicester last time out, with goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabirel Jesus at the King Power Stadium making it five straight wins in all competitions and four successive clean sheets.

Guardiola remains conscious of the need to rotate his squad to ensure they peak in the closing stages of this tournament, one they covet beyond all others, despite the potential for a quadruple: “I rotate because it is not possible to play every day,” Guardiola told the club website after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Leicester City. “They are human beings, not machines.

“To win all competitions in this year without spectators, when we start later and finish earlier, you cannot be there where we are if you don’t rotate. We don’t have even one midweek off. No player can do that and be ready mentally every game. So, I rotate them. I trust my players so much. They don’t trust me but I trust them with their quality.”

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

City lead thanks to De Bruyne’s 17th-minute strike from close range, but Dortmund should be level after Bellingham’s goal was disallowed for the slightest of fouls on Ederson. City have been on top but haven’t quite been at their best, with Emre Can’s sloppy pass in midfield leading to the breakthrough. We haven’t seen a lot from Haaland yet but Bellingham has been very good for the visitors.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:52

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

45’: Mahrez has a chance right at the end of the half after Bernardo does well to turn in the box and provide the lay-off, but the winger’s shot is weak and straight at Hitz.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:48

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

44’: Better from Dortmund. They get the ball into Haaland’s feet in the box, but Stones does well to push him away from goal. The ball gets worked to Guerreiro on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked by Diaz.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:46

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

43’: De Bruyne feeds Foden with a cute, reverse ball into the box, but the winger can’t take it into his stride.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:44

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NO GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

37’: Ederson is so, so lucky. The goalkeeper gets caught on the edge of the box by Bellingham, who is clear through on goal, but the referee blows for a foul on the midfielder. It is incredibly soft – Bellingham got to the ball before Ederson – and because the referee had already blown before Bellingham put it in the net, the VAR can’t overturn it. Bellingham is also booked for the challenge. A huge let off for City, strange refereeing from Romania’s Ovidiu Hategan.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:40

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Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

34’: It’s all City now. Dortmund can’t get out and Haaland is having to drop deeper and deeper. Knauff thinks he wins it back after robbing possession but City’s counter pressure is so impressive and they regain possession almost instantly.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:36

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PENALTY OVERTURNED! Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

32’: No penalty. Replays show that Can’s boot was not high, nor did it even catch Rodri. VAR has done its job there.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:33

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PENALTY FOR CITY! Manchester City 1-0 Dortmund

28’: It’s a nightmare for Emre Can. The Dortmund midfielder concedes a penalty for a high boot on Rodri in the City box. VAR is checking it…

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:30

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Manchester City 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

27’: It’s end-to-end at the moment, Dortmund defender Akanji makes a 60-yard run forward before Rodri wins it back. City then have space to attack but Gundogan’s shot it blocked by Akanji on the edge of the box.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:29

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Manchester City 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

23’: Sloppy play from City almost leads to an equaliser. Rodri plays a backwards pass straight to Haaland on the edge of the box. Haaland can’t quite get it under control. It then breaks to Reus, but Ederson gets out well to clear, colliding with Reus in the process.

Jamie Braidwood6 April 2021 20:27

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