Memorable European nights for Man City as they reach Champions League semi-final

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Manchester City made it through to the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich sealed a 4-1 aggregate triumph.

Here, the PA news agency looks at five other memorable European evenings for the club.

Man City 2 Real Madrid 1 (City win 4-2 on aggregate) – last 16, August 7, 2020

Manchester City v Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 – Second Leg – Etihad Stadium
Raheem Sterling celebrates City’s opener (Shaun Botterill/PA)

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus took advantage of Raphael Varane errors to strike either side of a Karim Benzema equaliser as Pep Guardiola’s men eased into the quarter-finals.

Man City 2 Paris St Germain 0 (City win 4-1 on aggregate) – semi-final, May 4, 2021

Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Etihad Stadium
Riyad Mahrez’s brace saw City advance to their first Champions League final (Martin Rickett/PA)

PSG threw plenty into attack as they attempted to chase the tie in unexpectedly icy conditions but Mahrez’s second just after the hour proved a killer blow, the visitors’ woes compounded by Angel Di Maria’s late dismissal for a petulant stamp on Fernandinho.

Borussia Dortmund 1 Manchester City 2 (City win 4-2 on aggregate) – quarter-final, April 14, 2021

Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City – UEFA Champions League – Quarter Final – Second Leg – Signal Iduna Park
Phil Foden scored City’s second of the game and sealed the tie (PA)

A superb strike from the outstanding Jude Bellingham, then 17, saw Dortmund level the quarter-final tie on aggregate after 15 minutes of the second leg at Signal Iduna Park.

But City responded in the second half with a penalty from Mahrez and a fine effort from Phil Foden to clinch a 4-2 aggregate triumph.

Man City 2 Villarreal 1 – group game, October 18, 2011

Soccer – UEFA Champions League – Group A – Manchester City v Villarreal – Etihad Stadium
City won their first Champions League match courtesy of Sergio Aguero’s late strike (Martin Rickett/PA)

The Argentina striker tapped home in the third minute of stoppage time, completing the turnaround for Roberto Mancini’s side after a Carlos Marchena own goal had hauled City back on level terms following Cani’s early opener.

Man City 7 RB Leipzig 0 (City win 8-1 on aggregate) – last 16, March 14 2023

Manchester City v Red Bull Leipzig – UEFA Champions League – Round of Sixteen – Second Leg – Etihad Stadium
Erling Haaland celebrates with the match ball after scoring five times (Martin Rickett/PA)

The Norway striker took his tally for the campaign to a staggering 39 from 36 appearances, in the process becoming the youngest player to reach 30 goals in the Champions League, aged 22 years and 236 days.

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