Manchester City defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their quarterfinals first leg of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. They will take a slim lead when they visit Germany next week.
City’s Kevin De Bruyne believes that they could’ve scored more goals and weren’t at their optimal best. The blue side will be disappointed with conceding at the Etihad after going nearly 788 minutes without conceding a goal.
Kevin De Bruyne speaks after the victory against Borussia Dortmund
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for Manchester City after he made a driving run towards the opposition box. A beautiful through ball to Phil Foden who then tried to find Riyad Mahrez on the right. Mahrez controlled the ball well and squared it back up for Kevin De Bruyne to tap in.
Marco Reus put Manchester City fans under pressure when the German equalised with a sumptuous finish. However youngster Phil Foden who missed a host of chances finally managed to get his goal after a lovely assist from Ilkay Gundogan in the buildup.
“We saw the way they played,” De Bruyne said. They played really well with the ball. It causes some problems sometimes. I think in the first half we had a little bit of difficulty finding the chances but in the second half we created a few.
“We probably should have scored a little bit more but obviously when they came back to 1-1, that was a little shame but it happens. I think the reaction was really good so to get the win is good. We know 2-1 is a tricky score but at least we are ahead for the second leg.”