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Twitter reacts as Borussia Dortmund outclassed Manchester City

21 Jul 2018, 09:15 IST

Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund - International Champions Cup 2018
Gotze scored the only goal of the match

The International Champions Cup began its action in Chicago where Manchester City played Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez made his debut for his new club in the United States and Christian Pulisic, the American, started on home soil too. The English club started the match brilliantly and looked domineering in terms of possession.

With a line-up filled with unfamiliar faces and many youths, it was a golden opportunity for Pep Guardiola to find out which youngsters he could keep by his side and play in the Premier League. Dortmund then grew stronger and pressed higher. The players started to identify the loopholes in the Manchester City team and picked out their mistakes. The first shot on target went to the Bundesliga club. Crowds roared because Pulisic delivered a fantastic cross for his team-mate prior to that shot.

Zinchenko gave away a penalty in the 27th minute and Mario Gotze scored from the spot against Claudio Bravo. Again, Pulisic was the man who earnt the set-piece for his side and aided his team to get the lead. Isak had a chance to double the lead, but his shot went into the side-netting. The 19-year-old American star seemed to be truly enjoying himself with the chances that he has created for his team.

Mahrez took an excellent free-kick in hope to bring the scoreline to 1-1. However, Marwin Hitz made an amazing reflex save to prevent his side from conceding just before half-time. Overall, the Premier League Champions seemed to be missing someone like Sergio Aguero who is capable of pulling off wonders in the box.

Joe Hart took over the gloves after the break as he played for Manchester City once again after nearly two years. The English international's future at the club is currently looking bleak as Guardiola is keen to sell him on a permanent deal. On the other hand, Lucien Favre changed the whole team except the keeper at the start of the second half.

The Citizens were ultimately unable to find the net as they lose their opener to Dortmund. Pulisic stole the show in the first 45 minutes and it was sufficient to help his team win the game. here was how Twitter reacted to the Champions losing the game to Dortmund.

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