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Despite a valiant effort from 17-year-old England whizkid Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund were defeated by Manchester City.

Borussia Dortmund’s tenure in the UEFA Champions League came to an end on Wednesday evening when they were defeated 2-1 by Manchester City, resulting in a 4-2 aggregate victory for the Premier League champions, who will now face last season’s finalists Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final.

The Black and Yellows, on the other hand, had a poor outcome after starting the game well, staying defensively stable and patient in their approach play. They were rewarded for their contributions when Jude Bellingham scored a goal in the 15th minute, becoming the club’s youngest goal scorer in the Champions League.

Dortmund made a jittery start to the second half, but Emre Can, the first-offender, leg’s finally conceded a questionable penalty. After a lengthy review by VAR, Riyad Mahrez converted the penalty kick, reversing the tie in Manchester City’s favour. The Citizens finally sealed the game with a thumping goal from Phil Foden in the 75th minute.

Dortmund pushed ahead in search of a point, but were unable to bother Manchester City’s defence, allowing the visitors to take the quarter-final on aggregate. Following this thrilling match at the Signal Iduna Park this midweek, we will run the law over these two clubs

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Borussia Dortmund

7/10 for Marwin Hitz
In the first minute, Marwin Hitz made an outstanding saving to stop John Stones from a set-piece. The Swiss international did a good job, but he should have done a lot better to deter Foden from scoring.

6.5/10 for Mateu Morey.
At right-back, Mateu Morey did not have the finest of play. In possession, he seemed nervous, as if he didn’t want to take so many defensive chances. During the final stages of the game, Foden outclassed me.

Manuel Akanji: 7 out of 10
For the most part, Manuel Akanji seemed to be a solid defender. His tackling and game-reading were excellent, as always, though he was a little off in possession.

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7.5/10 for Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels played exceptionally well, especially in possession. He posed a challenge from set-pieces as well, but he would be surprised to have conceded the two goals.

Raphael Guerreiro gets a six out of ten.
Raphael Guerreiro was limited to defensive duties by Dortmund’s game plan, which did not suit him. It came at the cost of the hosts’ inability to be creative in the future.

Emre May gets a six out of ten.
Emre Can done most of the right stuff leading up to conceding a penalty. It was an unfair situation for the midfielder, as the VAR’s decision to grant a spot-kick was cruel. After that, I struggled.

8/10 for Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham was a motivating figure who kept Dortmund afloat for the most part. In terms of hostility and tenacity, the youngster was absolutely endearing. After being denied a goal in the first leg, a goal inside 15 minutes was well-deserved.

6/10 for Mahmoud Dahoud
In this game, Borussia Dortmund’s hidden villain was Mahmoud Dahoud. The former Borussia Monchengladbach striker looked dangerous going forward, but his decision-making was appalling, as he squandered at least two decent scoring opportunities for his side.

4/10 for Ansgar Knauff
Edin Terzic’s decision to reintroduce Ansgar Knauff is unjustifiable. The youngster was no match for the Manchester City defenders’ quality, and he suffered both physically and emotionally.

6.5/10 for Marco Reus
Dortmund captain Marco Reus was a crucial cog in Dortmund’s first line of defence, as he worked tirelessly and guided his teammates. He was also extremely aware of any defensive blunders and was still a viable passing choice in behind the Manchester City defence.

Erling Haaland gets a five out of ten.
Erling Haaland had a bad night, as he was totally anonymous for the whole ninety minutes. Dortmund’s tactics, which did not revolve around him, did not benefit him.

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REPLACEMENTS

6/10 for Giovanni Reyna
Giovanni Reyna had a few positive moments, but he lacked the consistency to create problems for Manchester City’s defence.

6.5/10 for Thorgan Hazard.
Thorgan Hazard was added in the game’s final process. Going on, he was vibrant, but it wasn’t enough to shift the color of his tie. However, it’s possible that I might have begun sooner.

Julian Brandt N/A
Bellingham has a late backup. He didn’t play long enough to get a ranking, but he did look lively.

Steffen Tigges N/A
Morey was replaced late in the game. I didn’t play long enough to get a ranking.

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Manchester City

6/10 for Ederson Moraes
Bellingham outplayed Ederson to score Dortmund’s first goal. The Brazilian, on the other hand, has had little to do since as the Black and Yellows have failed to build clear-cut chances.

7.5/10 for Kyle Walker.
At right-back, Kyle Walker put in a brave effort. His speed, experience, and physicality were crucial in limiting the likes of Reus and Knauff, while the former Tottenham Hotspur hero even made some darting runs forward when given the chance.

7.5/10 for John Stones
When it came to coping with Haaland’s force, John Stones had a few issues. Aside from that, the Englishman put in a near-flawless defensive performance, and he was also a threat from set-pieces.

7/10 Ruben Dias
Ruben Dias’ physicality and commanding appearance in the defensive third complemented Stones’ defensive work. The former Benfica centre-back delivers yet another vital performance.

7/10 for Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Oleksandr Zinchenko had a shaky start to the season, dropping the ball twice. The youngster, on the other hand, bounced back beautifully and went on to become a lynchpin for Manchester City in the big areas.

7/10 for Rodri
Rodri got off to a late start in the game, but he was still an important cog in Manchester City’s approach action. His game reading aided the Citizens in recovering the ball quickly, especially in the second half.

7/10 for Ilkay Gundogan.
In the centre of the field, Ilkay Gundogan did not have an especially impressive game against his former side. He was, on the other hand, very safe in his possession.

Kevin De Bruyne is a 7/10 player.
When Kevin De Bruyne had the ball, he posed a threat to Dortmund’s defence. I had wished for more in possession, but the Belgian is only concerned about the draw.

7.5/10 for Riyad Mahrez.
During the early stages of the game, Riyad Mahrez struggled to deliver successful crosses into the net. The Algerian, on the other hand, was a relentless threat down the right flank, finally capping off his effort with the game-winning goal.

6.5/10 for Bernardo Silva
In the false nine position, Bernardo Silva did not have much, often finding himself in and around the penalty area. Dortmund, on the other hand, was kept busy.

8/10 for Phil Foden
After starring in the first leg, Phil Foden was once again the star of the show for Manchester City. Even a bit of magic helped him secure the victory for City. It also strengthened his morale, as the winger became a more dangerous threat as the game progressed.

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Substitutes

N/A for Raheem Sterling.
Pep Guardiola’s first and only substitution appearance. I didn’t play long enough to get a ranking.

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