Manager Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will do everything possible to win the second leg after a 2-1 triumph over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-final.
City will take a valuable 2-1 lead at Westfalenstadion after Phil foden late winner. England hit 90 minutes after a great job of Kevin de bruyne. It was the Belgian ace who gave the hosts the advantage in the 19th minute but they couldn’t find another until death.
Marco Reus tied the tie six minutes before the end. And it looked like it would be an advantage for Dortmund until Foden’s heroic last breath. Everything is now to be played in Germany and BVB will be difficult to break.
The Spanish tactician was satisfied with the result. And he made it clear that there will be no defensive tactics when they fight again.
“Better to win than to draw. 2-1, Champions League, we are going there to win the match, ”he said. BT Sport. “In the first half, we weren’t smart with the ball. The second half was much better, we had a couple of clear chances to score the second and third but that didn’t happen.
“Dortmund are strong, good quality with the players they have and the quality it’s hard to do what we want to do but 2-1 and we have a good chance next week.”
Work to be done for Guardiola and co
It wasn’t a vintage night for the Citizens. They may have sat down too much after quickly taking the lead. And he almost came back to bite them with Dortmund’s equalizer.
It took another magic moment of De Bruyne and Foden’s excellent finish to give them an advantage.
The city is still fight on four fronts and the boss is determined to do whatever he can to keep this going.
“We’re going to watch the game,” he added. “We’re going to adjust some things to go there and try to win the game. Then Leeds and then we go to Germany to try to win the game.
“Borussia Dortmund is a typical Champions League club. We still have one game there and with the result 2-1 we will try to score the goals there to win.
“We will analyze what we need to do as we have been doing for four or five months. Every game we play to win. “
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