Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling will have to prove himself all over again to manager Pep Guardiola after his influence on the team reduced significantly this season. Raheem Sterling was previously one of the first names in the Manchester City starting XI but that’s no longer the case in recent months.
In the first leg at the Etihad Stadium last week Tuesday, Raheem Sterling was an unused substitute as compatriot Phil Foden scored late to give his team a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in what was the biggest match of the season for the Premier League leaders. Belgian international playmaker Kevin De Bruyne had given the hosts a first half lead before Marco Reus struck with the equaliser on 84 minutes. Manchester City then recovered within the short time left to play to win the game with Foden netting the winner almost at the death.
Manchester City won the second biggest game of the season by the same 2-1 scorelineagainst the same Borussia Dortmund team on Wednesday night at the SignaIduna Park.
Raheem Sterling played just two minutes of the game as he came on for goalscorerRiyadMahrez on 88 minutes.Mahrez scored the equaliser for the Citizens on the night after young England international midfielder Jude Bellingham had scored inside 15 minutes to put Dortmund in control of the tie. The Germans were going through to the next stage via the away goals rule with their 1-0 half-time lead only for City to respond with two second half goals.
Algerian player Mahrez scored the equaliser from the penalty spot after Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can was penalised for handball. The aforementioned Foden then scored against Dortmund again to take his team into the semis via a 2-1 win on the night and a 4-2 aggregate win. Foden and Manchester City will now face PSG in the last four.