Manchester City fans were touched to see Phil Foden’s celebration after netting a crucial goal against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
With 15 minutes left, Foden fired City into a 2-1 lead against Dortmund in the second leg, giving them a 4-2 lead in aggregate that secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since Pep Guardiola took over at the club in 2016.
The goal was enough to secure City’s passage to the semi-finals and sparked pandemonium among the squad, with ecstatic Foden charged over to hug his manager before being mobbed in the dugout following his 75th-minute winner at the Westfalenstadion.
That came after 17-year-old England starlet Jude Bellingham had handed the hosts a shock lead after just 15 minutes, before a penalty from Riyad Mahrez shifted the initiative back to the visitors.
It was a moment that City fans were delighted by.
Foden hugging Pep after he scores.— Morris (@KDBseason) April 14, 2021
I LOVE BOTH OF THEM💙💙💙
Ngl I’ve never seen any City player run to Pep when they’ve scored, that Foden goal meant A LOT— Joosep (@js10mcfc) April 14, 2021
Foden scores and got straight to Pep for a hug #Pep— The Pep (@GuardiolaTweets) April 14, 2021
OMG FODEN AND PEP IS CELEBRATING TOGETHER I’M GONNA CRY 😭— Scorpz (@ScorpzMCFC) April 14, 2021
Phil Foden kissing Pep is literally everything I ever needed in life— Seattle City Blues (@MCFCSeattle) April 14, 2021
i remember when pep said in 2018/2019 that he wouldn’t sell foden for £500m and people laughed at him— Dave (@kovaciesta) April 14, 2021
After falling at the quarter-final stages in the past, it represented a big step forward in City’s quest to win the Champions League.
City will now face Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain in the last four.