Erling Haaland’s father has sent a message to Manchester City after they knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola’s men are through to the semi-finals of the competition after winning 4-2 on aggregate against the Bundesliga outfit.
It sets up a clash against Paris Saint-Germain, who sent the holders Bayern Munich home on Tuesday night.
On both nights, all eyes were set on Haaland who has been linked with a move to the Etihad in the summer.
But it was another young player who stole the show, thus Phil Foden, whose excellent two goals in both legs helped send his boyhood team through over Edin Terzic’s side.
In the first leg, the 20-year-old popped up with a late winner and he did the same on Wednesday night after his long-range effort took Marwin Hitz by surprise and sneaked into the bottom corner.
With Haaland the headline act, the Norway international was largely anonymous throughout both legs, though he was involved in the build-up for Dortmund’s opener last night.
City are not the only ones interested in his services, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid also keen.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, famously played for the blue half of Manchester and he was quick to give a message to his former side after watching his son get eliminated from the Champions League.
He said: “Well done City. Congrats But, some strange ref decicions over the two legs. All the best in the next round.”
There were some controversial calls, the biggest coming in the first leg when Jude Bellingham pinched the ball off Ederson to score.
But the referee had blown for a foul, despite replays showing very little contact.
Bellingham was another star who wowed onlookers after two fine displays and it was his goal that got Dortmund dreaming in the second leg.
However, a penalty was given after the break when former Liverpool star Emre Can headed the ball onto his own arm to allow Riyad Mahrez the chance to equalise.
The Reds were knocked out of the competition on the same night as they failed to overturn a two-goal deficit against Real Madrid, who will take on Chelsea in the semi-finals after their 2-1 aggregate win over Porto.