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Guardiola matches Mourinho record for Champions League semi appearances after Man City take down Dortmund

Baku, April 15, AZERTAC

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola joined old sparring partner Jose Mourinho as the coach with most appearances in the Champions League semi-finals after his side squeaked past Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, according to goal.com.

City were made to work hard for their 4-2 aggregate victory and actually trailed on away goals for much of the second leg after Jude Bellingham netted for the hosts.

But goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden finally ended Dortmund's hopes of advancing, bringing City's manager level with the Special One in the process.

Guardiola made the Champions League last four for the eighth time in his career on Wednesday.

Only Mourinho, who protagonised a series of heated encounters with Pep while the pair were at the helm of Real Madrid and Barcelona, has managed as many appearances in the competition's penultimate stage.

The Portuguese has reached the stage with four different clubs - Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Madrid - while winning the trophy at the helm of Porto and Inter. Guardiola, meanwhile, has steered all of his three employers, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City, to the last four, but last lifted the title in the 2010-11 season while still with the Catalans.

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