Manchester City snatched a victory from Paris Saint-Germain as both the competitive teams played a tough match in their first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. The visitors won the match with a 2-1 score over the hosts. Here are the match highlights of Manchester City vs PSG semi-finals first leg.
Manchester City vs PSG match highlights
- The first leg opened well for the French club, with Neymar’s mood and Angel Di Maria and Gueye being particularly impressive.
- They advanced in the 15th minute, while Marquinhos hit his head in the nearby corner, De Maria’s right corner.
- The PSG captain made his first appearance since the first leg of Bayern’s quarter-final loss, which also played a game.
- Indeed, the Brazilian defender has now scored in back-to-back seasons in both the quarter-finals and the Champions League semi-finals.
- PSG could have doubled the lead at the start of the second half, but Marco Verratti failed to connect with Mbappe’s low ball from the top of the goal.
- By then the pendulum was swinging towards City, while de Bruyne sent a powerful blow to the bar’s head.
- The draw took place in the 64th minute when de Bruyne bowed in a cross, corresponding to the left edge of the box, which missed all, including Navas, and settled in the far corner.
- The visitors gained momentum and won a free kick 25 meters into the 25-meter mark when Gueye dropped Foden.
- Born and raised in a Parisian suburb, Mehrez sent a small shock through the wall and beyond Navas 25 meters.
- Things got worse for the host when Gueye was fired for an ugly challenge by German referee Felix Brych, who caught Gundogan over Akilis, and City watched the game against 10 men.
- This is the first Champions League final for Guardiola’s team, which could also win the Premier League title this weekend.
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