Millennium Post (Kolkata)

MAN CITY BEAT DORTMUND

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DORTMUND: Pep Guardiola shared an emotional moment with goal scorer Phil Foden as Manchester City ended its run of failure in the Champions League quarterfin­als, beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 for a 4-2 aggregate win.

Jude Bellingham scored to put Dortmund on course for an upset win on Wednesday before City hit back through a penalty by Riyad Mahrez and Foden's goal.

Guardiola reached the semifinals with City at the fifth attempt, matching the club's best ever result under his predecesso­r Manuel Pellegrini in 2016. City goes on to face Paris Saint-Germain.

"For the club it's so important, we cannot deny," Guardiola said.

"Of course we want more." He praised PSG for knocking out "the best team in the world" Bayern Munich in the quarterfin­als, "so we will see what will happen." Guardiola on Tuesday said he expected to be labeled "a failure" if Dortmund became the fourth club in a row to eliminate City in a Champions League quarterfin­al, after Lyon last year and before that Tottenham and Liverpool. Monaco beat City in the round of 16 in 2017 in Guardiola's first season.

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