Erling Haaland is already a top player and will get even better, according to Pep Guardiola as Manchester City look to sign the superstar striker

Dortmund forward Haaland had scored in 12 of his 14 Champions League appearances for the Bundesliga club before the quarter-final with City - including seven in four games at Signal Iduna Park - but was neutralised by the Premier League champions-elect. While the 20-year-old had a hand in both goals his team managed against City, he was unable to find the net himself.

Speaking after the second-leg win, Guardiola spoke about the need to keep him as far away from goal as possible as the best tactic for handling a player who is 'almost unstoppable'.

"I would say this player is almost unstoppable and the best way to defend against these talented players is to not let them have the ball," he said.

"They want the ball, they need the ball so don't [let them] have it. For that, we need to play good and try to let him live away from our box. It happened in both games.

Manchester City are in the semi-finals of the Champions League after they came from behind to defeat Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Jude Bellingham's superb opener was cancelled out by second-half goals by Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden, and they'll face Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the final in Istanbul.

City now turn their attentions to trying to reach the FA Cup Final when they take on Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

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"He is a player not [just] because he is fast, the quality of his first control, how he links with his mates, strong in the air and good finishing. He's a top-class player, top class, and will be stronger in the future."

City lined up without a recognised No.9 in both legs of their quarter-final but are looking to sign a striker to replace the outgoing Sergio Aguero this summer. Haaland is at the top of their list but there is competition from United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona as many of the biggest clubs in Europe look to win the race for a player who looks to be a generational talent.