Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund have played a game where not much has happened but where the failures of the Germans have allowed the English to gain the advantage (2-1) in the tie.
Those from the Bundesliga appeared after practically saying goodbye to qualifying for the Champions League, losing (1-2) to Eintracht Frankfurt, falling seven points behind fourth place in the domestic competition. Quite the opposite happened with those of the Premier League, who came from 16 wins in the most recent 17 bets.
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Despite being one of the most differentiated qualifying rounds of the quarterfinals, but what else, it has been a match where there have not been too many occasions for the two teams. It is true that the referee has had two difficult decisions, such as not signaling a penalty in the first half in favor of Manchester City and a foul from Borussia Dortmund by iron before scoring. Both plays can end up favoring or hurting both, they were very delicate.
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An error when starting a counterattack by Emre Can led to the play of the first goal for the English team, while the second came in the final moments with a poor marking by Thomas Meunier. On both occasions, the goal has come from practically the apex of the small area. Among them, Marco Reus has resolved an occasion that seemed to leave a definitive draw after a great assist from Erling Haaland, who today failed a one-on-one against Éderson Moraes at the start of the second half.
The tie is wide open for the second leg, which will take place next week in Dortmund and where the Germans already know that they can create difficulties for the British. They will have to show if they have learned their lesson and minimize individual errors, otherwise it will be practically impossible to hit one of the big favorites to win the most valuable tournament at club level.
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