Man City reach first Champions League final


Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez is only the second player to score in both legs of a Champions League semi-final tie for an English club after Sadio Mane in 2017-18

Manchester City reached their first Champions League final as they sealed a commanding 4-1 aggregate win over Paris St-Germain.

City won the first leg 2-1 and Riyad Mahrez’s low shot stretched their lead at Etihad Stadium after Kevin de Bruyne’s blocked effort.

Mahrez scored again in the second half, finishing off a rapid counter-attack by converting Phil Foden’s low cross.

PSG ended the game with 10 men following Angel di Maria’s red card.

Pep Guardiola’s side need one win to become Premier League champions, having already won the Carabao Cup, and this victory keeps them on course for a treble.

They had gone out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the past three seasons and lost in the semi-finals in 2016, but a superb defensive display blunted Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

City will be playing in only the second major European final in their history, after they beat Polish side Gornik Zabrze to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970.

Chelsea and Real Madrid, level at 1-1 after the first leg, play the second leg of their semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday (20:00 BST).

The final is in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday, 29 May.

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Manchester City

  1. Squad number7Player nameSterling
  2. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus
  3. Squad number10Player nameAgüero

Paris Saint Germain

  1. Squad number1Player nameNavas

  2. Squad number24Player nameFlorenzi

  3. Squad number5Player nameMarquinhos

  4. Squad number3Player nameKimpembe

  5. Squad number22Player nameDiallo

  6. Squad number21Player nameHerrera

  7. Squad number8Player nameParedes

  8. Squad number6Player nameVerratti

  9. Squad number11Player nameDi María

  10. Squad number9Player nameIcardi

  11. Squad number10Player nameNeymar

  1. Squad number15Player nameDanilo Pereira

  2. Squad number18Player nameKean

  3. Squad number23Player nameDraxler

  4. Squad number25Player nameBakker

  5. Squad number31Player nameDagba

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 11ZinchenkoBooked at 71mins
  • 26Mahrez
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 8Gündogan
  • 47FodenSubstituted forAgüeroat 85′minutes
  • 17De BruyneBooked at 74minsSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 82′minutes
  • 20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forSterlingat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aké
  • 7Sterling
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 10Agüero
  • 13Steffen
  • 14Laporte
  • 16Rodri
  • 21Torres
  • 22Mendy
  • 27Cancelo
  • 33Carson

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forDagbaat 75′minutes
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3KimpembeBooked at 87mins
  • 22DialloSubstituted forBakkerat 82′minutes
  • 21HerreraBooked at 22minsSubstituted forDraxlerat 62′minutes
  • 8ParedesSubstituted forDaniloat 75′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 71mins
  • 11Di MaríaBooked at 69mins
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forKeanat 62′minutes
  • 10Neymar

Substitutes

  • 4Kehrer
  • 7Mbappé
  • 12Rafinha
  • 15Danilo
  • 16Rico
  • 18Kean
  • 19Sarabia
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 23Draxler
  • 25Bakker
  • 31Dagba
  • 60Randriamamy

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Manchester City 2, Paris Saint Germain 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Paris Saint Germain 0.

  3. Attempt missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

  6. Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Foul by Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain).

  8. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Attempt blocked. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

  10. Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution, Manchester City. Sergio Agüero replaces Phil Foden.

  14. Foul by Neymar (Paris Saint Germain).

  15. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

  17. Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Mitchel Bakker replaces Abdou Diallo.

  18. Substitution, Manchester City. Raheem Sterling replaces Bernardo Silva.

  19. Substitution, Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus replaces Kevin De Bruyne.

  20. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Presnel Kimpembe.

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