Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fully understood that the Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund would be no piece of cake, despite the recent form of both clubs, so he was satisfied to come out of Tuesday’s first leg with a 2-1 advantage.
City went ahead in the first half through Kevin De Bruyne before Marco Reus scored an 84th-minute equaliser, but Phil Foden grabbed a last-minute winner to tip the balance in favour of the Premier League leaders.
Guardiola insists City will not defend against Dortmund in return leg
Dortmund, who host the return leg next Wednesday, have seen their title hopes vanish and now look unlikely to grab a place in the top four, while City is looking to complete a quadruple.
Guardiola said he would look to make some adjustments for the return leg but stressed they would not be going to Germany to sit back and defend.
Up next for Manchester City is a Premier League clash against Leeds United on Saturday.