Dortmund were eliminated in the Champions League quarter-finals by Manchester City on Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park. After losing in England in the first leg (2-1), the partners of Marco Reus lost on the same score in their garden. Not enough to give too big regrets to the captain of Borussia, who recognizes the superiority of the players of Pep Guardiola, future opponents of PSG.
Two matches, two different scenarios but two common outcomes. After beating Dortmund last week at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City won again on Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park, in the Champions League quarter-final second leg. On the same score (2-1), with the same decisive scorer (Phil Foden). What qualifies the players of Pep Guardiola in the semi-finals for the second time in their history (after 2016).
They will find the PSG of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, who brought down the great Bayern Munich after an epic double confrontation. The first leg will be played on April 28 at the Parc des Princes, before a return on May 4 at the Etihad (two shocks to follow on RMC Sport 1). For Erling Haaland’s Borussia, on the other hand, the adventure ends there. But not enough to overwhelm his captain, Marco Reus, who recognized the superiority of his opponent after the meeting.
“They were just better”
“The legs are heavy, but that was to be expected, we had to run a lot to close the spaces,” said the German international on Sky Sports. Until the penalty against us (the equalizer at 1-1 from Riyad Mahrez , editor’s note), we played very well. We stayed calm, we created chances. Then it was less good. Manchester City have a sensational position game. It is very difficult to squeeze them, they are everywhere in a numerical superiority position. They were just better, they played smarter. We may not have taken enough offensive risks, but we are disappointed, because there was better to do. “