Everton gained encouragement in the 63rd minute when Bolasie's low drive from the edge of the area flew in off the inside of the post. No problem with respecting that, but we all know, in this game, it doesn't mean too much.
For supporters, this chance is something they never thought they'd have.
Yet as Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have discovered after similarly lavish investment from oil-rich investors in recent years, glories on the field do not automatically translate into an offer to join the teams that have dined at the game's top table for a century and more. We'll try to play well and get a good result for the second leg. I was aware of the club's situation and the unique nature of the fans, and everything was very familiar to me.
'Yeah, I'll have to do that (be espacially careful of Salah).
Gundogan had the chance to join up with Klopp again at Anfield when he chose to leave Dortmund in summer 2016.
Guardiola had earlier insisted that City will have six further opportunities to seal the title if they do not manage to beat United on next Saturday.
"The point here is that I'm trying to do my best so we can be successful, just as everyone else does".
"When the chance arose, I didn't consider other options, to be honest. He's got everything a coach needs". "They are an extraordinary team". We know it's going to be a big test against them, but these are the kind of games you want to be involved in, we will prepare right.
And Gundogan believes two-time Champions League victor Guardiola can help finally put one of his biggest disappointments behind him.
"But it is the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we can not expect, at that level, something is going to be easy". You have to fight, we fought and I am really happy about it.
"But I am lucky to now be playing with a team that can say that they can also make it to the Champions League final".