Manchester City wins the ‘el cashico’! Manchester City Vs PSG – Champions League

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Manchester City Vs PSG – The Citizens parry the Paris heavyweights to enter the UCL semi’s for the first time in their history.

The match started with a lot of expectations on both sides as PSG and Manchester city played for a semi-final berth in the UCL. PSG started out well with the majority of possession and City defenders Mangala and Sagna were caught off guard once or twice. But PSG attackers were unable to make much of the chances.

David Silva playing on the flanks was hardly effective in attack and had a poor first half with many passes being either overhit or misdirected. After a very cautious half hour, City started getting more of the possession with fernandinho and de Bruyne playing more positively which resulted in Aurier giving away the ball around the 18-yard box to Sergio Aguero.

Aguero in his run into the 6-yard box was fouled by the PSG goalkeeper who conceded a spot kick and received a yellow card, but the Argentine striker missed the penalty to leave the Etihad crowd frustrated.

Already hit by injuries, PSG suffered one more blow as Tiago Motta limped off the field clutching his hamstring and was replaced by Lucas Moura. Marquinhos is known for his pace and quick tackles,howver had a poor first half with erratic passes, while Fernando and Fernandinho kept Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet.

The second half started with some flair for PSG who were running out of ideas to get even a shot on target . PSG had two goals disallowed as Ibrahimovic was offside on both occasions. A 61st-minute substitution of Aurier with Pastore did not have the desired effect as PSG appeared to lack the pacy attack of Matuidi and Veratti.

While on the other hand, Fernandinho, Mangala, and Fernando were excellent in stopping the attack in its tracks with their tackles and moving the ball forward as Aguero, Navas, and De Bruyne kept the PSG defenders busy.Though David Silva was not at his best , he did create some excellent chances with his movement, finally resulting in a goal by De Bruyne in the 76th minute with Fernando setting him up around the 18-yard box.

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It was some sensible play by Manchester City in Paris that gave them two away goals and finally led them to their maiden entry into the semi final of the Champions league with a one goal victory at Etihad, their first ever in the knock out stages of UCL. Di Maria and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were almost nonexistent on the field and failed to deliver on the biggest stage once again.

Laurent Blanc’s men looked uninspired and mediocre on both occasions while Manchester City had just about enough to set themselves up for a UCL clash with one of the big boys of Europe.

Manchester City Vs PSG: Manchester City beats PSG 3-2 on aggregate.

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