• Guardiola praises 'dynamic' Foden after Champions League winner
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    Guardiola praises 'dynamic' Foden after Champions League winner

    Jude Bellingham scored the opener for Dortmund in the quarter-final second leg but City hit back through Riyad Mahrez and Foden in the second half to secure a 4-2 win on aggregate. Foden, who also scored the winner in their 2-1 first-leg victory at home last week, made his City debut in 2017 as a substitute in a Champions League game against Feyenoord but limited playing time in the last couple of seasons meant he was linked with loan moves away.

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    Late goal earns Al Sadd draw in Asian Champions League opener

    Boualem Khoukhi's deflected strike earned Xavi Hernandez's Al Sadd a 1-1 draw with Foolad from Iran on Wednesday as the Qatari club launched their Asian Champions League campaign in Riyadh. Khoukhi's 89th-minute effort was helped past goalkeeper Mohsen Forouzan via a deflection off Yusuf Abdurisag to cancel out Luciano Chimba's opener just after the hour mark in the Group D opener. "I'm unhappy with the result we got," Spanish coach Xavi said.

  • Man City reach Champions League semis with 2-1 win at Dortmund
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    Man City reach Champions League semis with 2-1 win at Dortmund

    Manchester City scored twice in the second half through Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in six years. Foden, who scored the winner in their 2-1 first-leg victory, fired in off the post in the 76th minute after Mahrez had converted a 55th-minute penalty to secure a 4-2 aggregate triumph and send City into the last four for the second time. "This Borussia team has a lot of quality," he said.

  • From chokers to contenders, PSG have buried Champions League ghosts
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    From chokers to contenders, PSG have buried Champions League ghosts

    Paris St Germain dismissed their reputation as Champions League chokers to reach the semi-finals of Europe's premium club competition for the second year in a row by eliminating holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The French champions, who had lost their composure when it mattered in recent years, have now eliminated Bayern and Barcelona in the quarter-finals and the last 16, showing ruthless efficiency and proving steady in stormy weather. While they need to address their home form as Tuesday's 1-0 defeat by Bayern showed, Mauricio Pochettino's team can be clinical, having beaten the German champions 3-2 in the first leg despite suffering throughout the match.