Champions League spotlight shows England’s future is in fine hands

Manchester City reached the last four for the first time under Pep Guardiola, but it was two emerging English stars who stole the show

Thursday 15 April 2021 10:57
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Phil Foden of Manchester City and Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund
Phil Foden of Manchester City and Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund

“Maybe he’s a liar,” Pep Guardiola joked after the game. And to be fair to Manchester City's manager, it really is quite unbelievable that Jude Bellingham is still only 17.

Guardiola was speaking after watching his Manchester City side defeat Borussia Dortmund and secure a spot in the last four of this year's Champions League, where they will now play Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the final.

It was a first for the Spaniard in City colours having fallen at the quarter-final stage in the last four seasons with his emotion at what proved to be the tie-sealing goal, scored by Phil Foden in the second-half, clear for all to see.

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