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Champions League 2020-21 || Dortmund vs Manchester City 1-2 Eighth Semifinal For Guardiola And First With City | Liverpool vs Real Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid Gets Into The Semifinal

Finally! The curse that prevented Pep Guardiola from entering the Champions League semi-finals with Manchester City ended in Dortmund. The ghosts of Monaco, Liverpool, Tottenham and Olympique Lyon appeared with Bellingham's goal ... but they vanished in a second half in which the 'citizens' imposed their quality against Borussia Dortmund without news from Haaland.

Foden woke up with his goal of the spell to the 'sky blue' reaching his first semifinals of the Champions League since 2015-16 with Manuel Pellegrini. The second in its history. Too long for a millionaire and winning project that has dominated England with a record but was shipwrecked in the quarterfinals in Europe. The wall was blown up. They are already in the semifinals, where the PSG of Mbappé and Neymar awaits them . The dream of trophy poker continues. The fifth time was the charm.

Foden, the 'English wonderkid' who has grown up this season, is the 'sky blue' hero of these rooms. He gave the victory to City 'in extremis' in the first leg at the Etihad (2-1) and closed the victory (1-2) and the classification at Signal Iduna Park. His target avoided the extension and any scare. His celebration, merging with Guardiola and his teammates on the bench, drew the feeling of heavenly liberation. So many disappointments afterward, they're in the top four.

His classification was on hold for 40 minutes. Those who were from the goal of Bellingham aware of Mahrez . The 17-year-old English half, a starter in the elite with an innate maturity, fueled the dream of a BVB that missed Haaland. The top scorer in the Champions League leaves after chaining his seventh game without getting wet. Too much.

The City, with Bernardo Silva again from '9', recovered from the blow with a stellar De Bruyne. The Belgian appeared everywhere with snatches, passes ... He crashed with the stick and directed with Foden as squire all the visiting attacks. The script demanded resistance to Dortmund and a siege to City. But the film was short-lived. Can committed a hand that Del Cerro Grande did not hesitate to call a penalty. The VAR confirmed it. Mahrez equalized putting City in.

Dortmund did not get up. Seven points behind the Champions zone in the Bundesliga, he saw the Champions League slip away from him. Foden, with a tight left foot, signed the pass. A relief for Guardiola. I was not in 'semis' since 2016. They are here.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

The kilometric arms of Courtois, the defensive trade, especially of the two centrals, and the necessary dose of fortune when it comes to this stage of the European Cup carpeted Madrid's pass to the semifinals, where Chelsea, another English team on a path that continues to appear moderately clear for Madrid, up on the good wave in Europe and in La Liga, but orphaned at Anfield of great arguments beyond the reliability of its defensive trunk. This time the formidable creative midfielders of Madrid were not up to their lofty level of recent games, but Casemiro contributed to the support of the team with his usual display. And Madrid, with perhaps the grayer game in a streak that was not interrupted in England, continues to advance. There are only three games.

Despite everything, the game was an ordeal for Madrid, which suffered several waves from Klopp's, with Mané generating problems and Salah showing the same edge as in the game he played with Roma at the Bernabéu on the way to La Undécima.

The 'reds' had occasions of all colors, which Courtois sometimes aborted and others the lack of finesse of the English in the auction. However, it was Madrid, who basically played to watch time run by, the one that came closest to making a barrack in the first half, in a personal adventure for Benzema, the only one that the whites allowed themselves in the first act, that Kabak He was inches away from becoming an own goal.

Liverpool came out with vigor, as was to be expected, and within a minute they were able to explode the game with a face from Salah with Courtois that the Madrid goalkeeper, by far the best player on his team, took away. Milner again demanded the Belgian, who deactivated the auction and allowed his team to try to lower the game's heartbeat. But neither Kroos nor Modric got to catch the thread and the right wing, that experiment with Fede and Asensio, was a black hole in both senses of the game. Still, Madrid enjoyed a wide stretch of relief, but never looked for Alisson's mustaches. The slogan was to play to, in theory, wear down the rival without incurring excessive own expense, and that part of the plan went well,

Firmino ran into Courtois again 40 seconds after the restart, in the prelude to a second act that was once again overwhelming for Madrid, in which the figures of Nacho and Militao, third and fourth center-back of the squad, vital in this stretch of the season. Almost everything was aired in the middle of the Madrid field, as Zidane's men continued to play with one eye on the clock and a certain allergy to the visiting area. Vini and Benzema threatened Alisson, but the chances continued to fall on the local side, with the usual remedy on the part of Madrid, which only at the end, when the changes blurred the game and Liverpool fell apart, did they look more intentionally into the local area . But that goal was never a priority for Madrid at Anfield, who once again saw the more Italian version of Madrid.

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