Manchester City progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. After the game, supporters took to Twitter to rave about the performance of Riyad Mahrez.
The Citizens were made to work for their place in the last four and an early Jude Bellingham goal left City with plenty to ponder. Pep Guardiola’s team aren’t an ordinary animal though and came roaring back.
Mahrez tucked away a spot-kick to put City back in the ascendency before a late Phil Foden goal wrapped up the aggregate victory against formidable opposition.
The Algerian forward has now scored 11 goals during 2020/21 and is proving a decent player under Guardiola. His well-taken penalty ultimately swung the game back in City’s favour and his boss will be thankful.
It was a stunning team effort from City though and they will fancy their chances of reaching the final for the first time. Up next in the competition are PSG but on current form, you wouldn’t bet against the Citizens.
Following last night’s performance, we looked at what City fans were saying about the man who is paid £120,000-a-week to produce the goods at the Etihad Stadium.
He has played a very nice game…
— GACityzen (@ChrisHaffner6) April 14, 2021
— Jason (@RemarkableRuben) April 14, 2021
Love that https://t.co/9g5iUGxTRL
— foden and KDB are deadarse our top 2 OAT (@legeneral47) April 14, 2021
You are the best @Mahrez22 !!! I was going to have a cardiac arrest. Hurray
— Farah Ali (@FarahAli1823) April 14, 2021
The hoodoo is broken. Foden a star, KDB willed us over the line & Mahrez showed major cojones to take that pen. We manned up after an indifferent 1st half & produced the goods. On to the semis and now on to Wembley on Saturday #mcfc
— Lee Bromfield (@LeeBrom) April 14, 2021
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Riyad Mahrez’s balls to take that penalty.#mcfc
— MCFC World (@MCFCworld) April 14, 2021
— Blue Tone – MCFC (@MCFCTone) April 14, 2021
— Eric (@CheshireBlueCW2) April 14, 2021