“It’s time to build Man City history” – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said his players can ‘start to build history’ after finally ending their Champions League quarter-final hoodoo, by qualifying for the Semi finals this year.

City’s 2-1 win at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night sealed a 4-2 aggregate triumph, as they beat the German outfit in both legs of the tie.

The Premier League leaders will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals, a tough fixture it would prove to be, but they can now start dreaming of an historic quadruple.

City had never previously reached the last-four in four attempts under Guardiola, being knocked out at the last-16 during his first season in charge, before three successive quarter-final exits.

It is only the second time that the club have ever reached the semi-final, the first coming under Manuel Pellegrini in 2016.

“I am incredibly happy for this club, for this chairman and for the fans, everyone,” Guardiola told BT Sport. “It is the second time in the semi-finals so it is not history in the club, but we start to build it.

“I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi-finals, to be one of the best four teams in Europe, to be against big, strong teams and we will try to be good.”

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