Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City meet at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of their semi-final with both seeking to take another step towards a first UEFA Champions League title.
Paris or City could become the 23rd side to win the European Cup and the first new name on the trophy since Chelsea’s 2012 triumph.
There are four changes from Pep Guardiola as well from the team that beat Spurs last time out. Ederson is back in goal, with Stones, Rodri, and Silva also being brought in. Steffen, Laporte, Fernandinho, and Sterling all start on the bench.
Mauricio Pochettino makes four changes to the side that beat Metz on Saturday, with Bakker, Marquinhos, Gueye, and Di Maria all coming into the side. Kurzawa, Kehrer, Herrera and Sarabia drop to the bench.
Paris Saint-Germain was fantastic in attack and defense in the first half but City has Ruben Dias in defense and he has been outstanding in helping to keep his side well in this tie.
They have had one very good chance, a couple of quarter chances, and maybe need to tweak the tactics a little to get Rodri playing more of those diagonals.
Goal for PSG (Marquinhos 15)
Di Maria whips a flat, vicious corner towards the near post. Marquinhos rises high and flicks a header into the top left. Ederson had absolutely no chance whatsoever. That had been coming
PSG (26min) stroke it around nicely again, Neymar and Di Maria at the heart of some very pretty patterns. Eventually, the pressure earns another corner, out on the right.
There was danger everywhere and City finally threatened when Cancelo picked out Bernardo Silva with an angled cross from deep on the left which Silva met at full stretch to steer it goalwards with Keylor Navas alert in turning it away for a corner at his near post.
Manchester City started the second half well. They pressed better and they’ve been able to pin PSG back, poking and prodding around the home side’s penalty area.
Although PSG has had one big chance, it’s been mostly Manchester City in this second half.
And the visitors create another chance as De Bruyne manages to lash a volley over the bar. Florenzi does well to put enough pressure on the Belgian as he attempts his acrobatic effort.
Kevin de Bruyne(65) equalises. The Belgian looks to play across towards John Stones at the breakdown of a corner, but the ball goes all the way in as Keylor Navas misjudges it. The Costa Rican can’t believe it and Manchester City is level on the night and had a precious away goal.
What a turnaround this is for Manchester City, The visitors have a freekick in an excellent position and it looks as though De Bruyne will take it. But, it’s actually Mahrez and his effort goes through the PSG wall, between Kimpembe and Paredes. Navas sees it late and no wonder since there were so many bodies in the way. So, the strike finds the back of the net, and Manchester City leads 2-1.
RED CARD(77) For Gueye, It goes from bad to worse for PSG. Now, they go down to 10 men after Gueye is shown a straight red for a really bad tackle on Gundogan, raking his studs down the Manchester City player’s Achilles.
Manchester City came from behind to win this first leg 2-1, with Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez following Marquinhos onto the score sheet. A late red card for Idrissa Gueye prevented PSG from really pushing to make it a first-leg draw, so they’ll take a one-goal deficit to England next Tuesday.
The tie is far from over, though, as PSG has already won away at Bayern Munich and Barcelona this Champions League campaign.
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