PHIL FODEN OF MANCHESTER CITY AND JUDE BELLINGHAM OF BVB
England have the next set of world-class midfielders in the shape of Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden. Both the youngster’s put on a phenomenal performance last night against each other by scoring a goal each. Pep Guardiola was highly impressed by the former Birmingham City midfielder’s decision making and maturity at the young age of 17.
The 17-year-old was easily BVB’s best player on the field last night, however, his performance was not enough to seal a berth in the semi-final as the front three consisting of Erling Haaland, Marco Reus and Ansgar Knauff failed to perform. Nonetheless, Jude Bellingham has officially become England’s youngest ever player to score in the UEFA Champions League.
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A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB FOR MANCHESTER CITY AS PSG AWAIT
Manchester City have one foot already on the Premier League as runway champions. However, winning the UEFA Champions League is something that has not been seen before at the Etihad Stadium. In fact, this is the second time in the club’s history that they have made into the semi-finals of the UCL.
To clinch their first-ever European top-flight championship title, City will need to get past Paris Saint-Germain. Although PSG are not at full strength due to the injuries, the Paris based side has still managed to defeat the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich without their key players under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.
It would certainly be a clash of the titans in the semi-finals as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are easily the two best teams in world football currently. However, only one will make it into the final. Will it be Pep Guardiola or Mauricio Pochettino for the second time in his managerial career?