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Phil Foden praises “special” Manchester City teammate after Champions League win
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Phil Foden praises “special” Manchester City teammate after Champions League win

Phil Foden hailed Manchester City teammate Kevin De Bruyne after he played a role in his winning goal last night in the Champions League.

Man City recorded a 2-1 victory on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund in the home leg of their Champions League quarter-finals.

Pep Guardiola’s side now lead on aggregate after the win at the Etihad Stadium, but the German opposition have the luxury of an away goal, and will look to make that count next week.

De Bruyne opened the scoring in the first half with his finish inside the box, before Marcos Reus netted an equaliser in the 84th minute.

Premier League leaders Man City did have time to respond though with a 90th minute goal.

England international Foden scored the winner with a composed left-footed finish after being set up on a plate by Ilkay Gundogan.

But Foden hailed De Bruyne for the pre-assist to his winning goal, as he chipped a superb left-footed pass into the box at the far post to find Gundogan.

“We know how special he is. He always finds the right pass at the right time, and that’s what Kev does,” Foden told the club’s official website.

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

If you were searching for the most talented midfielder in the world, De Bruyne would sit top of the pile for a large majority of people.

The brilliant 29-year-old Belgian used his supposed weaker left foot in the build up to Foden’s winning goal in a special moment.

City fans have become accustomed to watching De Bruyne on a weekly basis put on a passing clinic, and they should know how lucky they are to have him.

20-year-old Foden is going to benefit so much learning from one of the best around.

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