Watch all the action as Paris Saint-Germain host Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
The two superclubs, backed by Qatar and Abu Dhabi respectively, have achieved national dominance over the past decade, but reaching the pinnacle of European football has remained an elusive feat. Pep Guardiola has failed to reach a Champions League final since leaving Barcelona, but allowed City to finally break their quarter-final curse with an emphatic victory over Borussia Dortmund earlier this month . The club’s ambition to win the tournament has never been a secret, but the Spaniard tried to play down expectations ahead of tonight’s draw. “I don’t want to win tomorrow, I don’t want to go to the final,” he said. The dream is to be ourselves. “
PSG, meanwhile, fell at the last hurdle last year, beaten by Bayern Munich in the final. They have been magnificent en route to the last four this season, beating Barcelona in the last 16 before avenging the loss to Bayern in the quarter-finals. Both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are set to start and thrive under Mauricio Pochettino, who is also aiming for European glory for the first time after failing with Tottenham in 2019. Watch all the action below live:
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (61 ‘)
Bold by De Bruyne. A cross is deflected on his way and he tries an overhead kick, sending his effort over the bar.
Sending the city on Zinchenko for Cancelo.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:20 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (59 ‘)
The city completely dominates possession, but creating chances is always difficult. The absence of a striker did not really have the desired effect tonight. And PSG remain a constant threat even when they seem to be on the go. Di Maria sends Mbappe sprinting behind again but this time Ederson is quickly eliminated.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:18 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (58 ‘)
Mahrez beats Paredes with a step and falls in search of a free kick. The referee ignores it.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:17 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (57 ‘)
City press hard, placing PSG in their own half. They are on top now but should be wary of potential counterattacks.
Almost at the right time, Mbappe is ready to run on a long ball, enters the box and sends a low flashing cross to the face of the goal. He is turned back for a corner, which is of no use.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:15 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (54 ‘)
Cancelo is played on the left and places a cross in the box. It’s too close to Navas, who easily claims.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:12 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (53 ‘)
Probe around the city, trying to force his way through an extremely compact PSG defense. The hosts stood firm.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:11 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (50 ‘)
Cancelo wants a free kick on the edge of the PSG box after a stamp from Di Maria. The referee ignores him and a cross from Foden floats past Silva and comes out for a throw.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:09 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (49 ‘)
Walker wins an almost Olympian-level sprint with Mbappe to win the ball from the Frenchman, although in all fairness the PSG man may not have seen it coming.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:08 PM
PSG 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY (47 ‘)
Mahrez is grouped together by Bakker and City have a quick free kick to the right. De Bruyne whips him into the box and Bakker clears his head.
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:06 PM
City, get us back on the road!
Callum Rice-CoatesApril 28, 2021 9:03 PM