City went into the second leg of their quarter final with Dortmund as favourites, having won the first leg 2-1, but found themselves in trouble.
Jude Bellingham's first ever Champions League goal gave the German's the lead on the night and put them ahead on the away goal rule too, having scored in Manchester last week.
Dortmund held on under immense City pressure into the second half but in the 55th minute, Emre Can was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box.
The former Liverpool midfielder headed the ball onto his outstretched arm, which didn't seem to mean a penalty according to the letter of the law, but VAR still gave.
Fans on Twitter were not happy with the penalty being awarded, especially once Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot kick.
How Man City got Jude Bellingham's first leg goal disallowed and that penalty decision pic.twitter.com/hQep2rjOW4- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 14, 2021
This city reminds me of Barcelona 2009...- Tejas Bhat (@TejasBhat14) April 14, 2021
Blatant favouring by the referees.@ChampionsLeague
The Referee Officials when City bribed them with money pic.twitter.com/rwR3svlDwY- NH (@CFCNH21) April 14, 2021
Pep will keep getting these 50:50 calls - UEFA really wants their man to win the UCL...:joy::joy::joy: The man can't win without referee helping him. Genius indeed.- NIMI (@Nimiofficial) April 14, 2021
So sick of City getting these generous calls . Bellingham's ruled out goal in the first match and now that penalty. It's absurd. #BVBMCI- Noah Abbott (@Abbottron57) April 14, 2021
So city get a dodgy penalty? Who'd have thought it. I thought accidental handballs don't count especially if you head it onto your own arm?- Ash Williams (@_AshWilliams83) April 14, 2021
@ChampionsLeague you piece of shits! Just hand the trophy to Man City!- Nabeel Akb (@nabeel_10) April 14, 2021
Goal disallowed in first leg and you giving this penalty on the second leg!
This is a robbery to the finest! Barcelona days back again! #dortmundcity
UEFA giving City 2 goals in this tie. Can is a moron, but he HEADS it INTO his arm - therefore no penalty- CFC_JayC (@CfcJayc) April 14, 2021
That's a penalty? City are a disgrace pic.twitter.com/Dov0oHZHgP- Fenton Crackshell (@Jim_Randy) April 14, 2021
In the first leg City were wrongly awarded a penalty, when the referee felt a Dortmund player kicked Rodri in the head, but VAR proved it was a dive and overruled the decision.
More annoyingly for Dortmund was Bellingham having a goal disallowed in the first leg.
The referee felt the youngster fouled City keeper Ederson before he slotted into an open net but there was clearly no foul.
Annoyingly the ref blew his whistle before Bellingham put the ball in th net so VAR couldn't overturn it.
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