Manchester City write off Paris Saint Germain to enter first ever Champions League Final

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The Sky Blues of England have booked a ticket to Istanbul which will see them face either 13 time UCL winners Real Madrid or 2012 UCL winners Chelsea in the Champions League Final.

Two Goals from Rihad Mahrez in each of the two halves saw Manchester City become the 42nd Champions League finalist and the Parisians being handed another Champions League heartbreak as they lost 4-1 on aggregate.

Pep Guardiola’s tactics were absolutely spot on as Manchester City controlled PSG’s attacking threat and also made sure to display their perfect gameplay against the Champions of France.

PSG appealed for an early penalty when they assumed that the ball touched Zinchenko’s hand and were awarded a spot kick. But, the Dutch referee overturned his decision after a VAR check as the ball bounced off City’s left back.

A perfect long ball from Ederson found Zinchenko and his cut back found Kevin De Bruyne who’s shot was blocked by PSG’s defense but the ball fell to Riyad Mahrez who made no mistake in putting the ball through Keylor Nawas’ legs.

PSG came close on two occasions to start a comeback but luck wasn’t on their side. Marquinhos rose above John Stones but his header went off the crossbar and a few moments later, Angel Di Maria caught Ederson off guard but his shot went well wide.

John Stones and Ruben Dias kept Neymar in check everytime the Brazilian international tried to show what he is capable of. PSG could have been back on level terms on the night but will only have themselves to blame as they did not capitalise on their chances.

The tie was from over until Manchester City’s lightning fast counter attacked sealed the deal for them. Riyad Mahrez scored for the third time across the two legs in the 63rd minute when Phil Foden’s inch perfect cross from the left flank found him.

Manchester City striker Riyad Mahrez after scoring goal vs PSG

PSG’s discipline went with their hopes of reaching the final as Angel Di Maria was given his marching orders for stamping fellow South American Fernandino with just 20 minutes to go.

England’s Wonderkid Phil Foden was a constant threat to PSG’s backline and could have scored the third goal for Manchester City in the closing stages but he couldn’t as his shot hit the post.

City became the first English team to win seven consecutive Champions League fixtures. Pep Guardiola was won both Champions League Finals he has managed so far and will be looking to make it three on the 29th of May.


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