FULL TIME: CITY IN FINAL! Neymar passes it over the bar and that sums up their night. everywhere and City awaits Real or Chelsea in Istanbul.
CITY 2 PSG 0: And there we have it. Neymar turning around as if he was shot. While Danilo (his teammate) picks up the yellow for a foul. Such a waste of talent in my opinion …. Until then. The town is two minutes away.
CITY 2 PSG 0: Aguero has left for Foden. Touching moment as the old guard arrives for the new one.
CITY 2 PSG 0: All one-way traffic now as City prepare for their first final in the heyday of club football. Raheem and Jesus come to City. What a bench …
RED CARD! DI MARIA (PSG): Just like in the first leg, PSG lost their temper by outclassing themselves and Angel Di Maria is in the tunnel. Then Zinchenko loses his temper as Verratti grabs Foden to the ground. Yellow all around but it becomes complicated for PSG in the final stages.
GOAL! CITY 2 PSG 0: And this is it! Mahrez is the killer of PSG as he strikes again from the far post. Phenomenal stuff and a City character.
CITY 1 PSG 0: Icardi is eliminated by Pochettino in favor of Kean. How will it change the shape in advance?
CITY 1 PSG 0: Pep Guardiola patrols the sideline in the pouring rain. I think he’s the busiest and the most nervous I’ve seen him at the time! Submarine time is approaching as we reach 60 minutes.
CITY 1 PSG 0: City are off to a good start with Foden testing Navas for the PSG goal. But Zincheko is praised by his teammates as if he scored a goal as he crossed brilliantly to prevent Neymar.
Kick-off – CITY 1 PSG 0: It’s off again for the last roll of the dice for the best of Paris. Can they arrange a return or is City on its way to Istanbul? We will see.
CITY 1 PSG 0: So how does Pochettino play this second 45? Does he throw himself on Mbappe and hope for the best? Is he staying with Neymar and Di Maria? Will Pep turn to the bench early? It is not in City’s character to park the bus, but it is a crucial three-quarter hour period. I think Pep will go with the proven ‘attack is the best policy’ method for the home team, while the visitors throw in the kitchen sink, with nothing more to lose. Guaranteed goals (unless he is 0-0 in the second half).
So far everything has been going well for City. 3-1 in total and a foot and another big toe in the final now. With a pep talk to come, it will be a fascinating half-story. Are you going nowhere !!!
CITY 1 PSG 0: Half-time is approaching, and the city is weathering the storm. This increasingly sounds like a difficult request for Neymar et al. City end the half on a high note as Navas must look alert to avoid a series of chances.
CITY 1 PSG 0: Ederson once again tries to catch his own defenders with a fast ball, but the game as a whole is much more on the line in the hands of City as they master the possession stats.
CITY 1 PSG 0: A bit of turgor in midfield now that the game is getting a bit outdated. The city will love the passing minutes.
CITY 1 PSG 0: Ander Herrera enters the book as the ex-Man United man gets a little nervous as a decision goes against PSG. Visitors risk losing their temper here.
CITY 1 PSG 0: How lucky as Ederson tries to get it out early and Da Silva takes a pop from a distance. But it just goes wide. Still nervous times for City.
CITY 1 PSG 0: Paris St-Germain have a mountain to climb now as they need three, but they keep pressing. This game definitely has more goals.
GOAL! CITY 1 PSG 0: And all of a sudden, City is on the other end. De Bruyne sees his effort blocked and Mahrez is up to them to score the rebound from a tight angle to the right.
CITY 0 PSG 0: PENALTY! Ref points right after Zinchenko is penalized. But a quick check of the side screen means it’s canceled because it came off his shoulder. Big let go for City
CITY 0 PSG 0: Sometimes difficult to spot the ball with all the ice still on the ground. Maybe we have a yellow ball there? PSG are trying to put pressure. And is this a first dramatic point?
CITY 0 PSG 0: Some early tumbles of Di Maria and co like City seek to assert themselves physically.
Kick-off – CITY 0 PSG 0: The French part sets us on the road. Here we are!
MAN CITY against PSG: Two minutes before we started driving. The teams have come out for the UEFA anthem and there seem to be a lot of cool faces on the pitch (not just because the stewards are always jostling the ice on the pitch).
MAN CITY V PSG: It may be May, but the UK weather still lives up to its usual tips as an abnormal hailstorm turned Etihad’s pitch white during the warm-up.
So, is it time for City to prove their worth and take their place at the top of Europe? The next 90 minutes will tell such a story. But we’re sure to be up for some fireworks. Check out the preview here.
“City have surely earned the right to be favorites for once at this stage of a European competition,” said Craig Leader, manager at Crown & Lion, Byblos Barsha Heights. “Only a moment or two of magic can stop them now.”
MAN CITY v PSG: NEWS FROM THE TEAM
The big news is that Kylian Mbappe is on the PSG bench as he struggles with a blow.
Manchester City: Ederson, Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, Walker, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Foden, Silva, Mahrez, De Bruyne. Submarines: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Rodri, Torres, Fernandinho, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero.
Paris St-Germain: Navas, Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo, Paredes, Herrera, Di Maria, Verratti, Neymar, Icardi. Submarines: Rico, Randriamamy, Kehrer, Kurzawa, Bakker, Dagba, Rafinha, Pereira, Sarabia, Draxler, Mbappe, Kean.
Man City vs. PSG
Pep Guardiola’s men were jostled in the opening 45 minutes in Paris last week and were trailing on a fine header from Marquinhos. But they came back roaring in the second half and clinched a famous victory thanks to goals from De Bruyne and Mahrez. Now can they get the job done and book their very first Champions League final?
Man City vs. PSG
Welcome to what is arguably the greatest game in Manchester City history as they face Paris St-Germain at the Etihad, holding a slim but so far vital 2-1 advantage from the game on. go to the French capital.