Manchester City won 2-1 in Paris against PSG
Manchester City won 2-1 in Paris against PSG Image Credit: AFP

FULL-TIME: PSG 1 CITY 2 City have one last effort and Navas tips over a De Bruyne shot for a corner. But that is that. What a reversal in the second half from City. Brilliant second 45 minutes puts the English champions in waiting one match away from their first ever Champions League final. Thanks for following. See you next week.

PSG 1 CITY 2: Amazingly Gundogan is playing on after that horror tackle. Neymar writhes around again but is just as amazingly able to pop up and take the resulting free-kick. 

PSG 1 CITY 2: Foden slices through the PSG defence but sends his shot straight at Navas

PSG 1 CITY 2: Can City kill this off with another goal against 10 men? They are pushing and Mahrez and Foden both go close. This is a huge chance for City now, and I admit I did not see this coming at all. 

PSG 1 CITY 2: This is horrible to see now as  Idrissa Gueye looks like he may have snalled the leg of Ilkay Gundogan. The PSG man is promptly sent off but the City player is in real trouble. 

GOAL! PSG 1 CITY 2: What a turnaround. Mahraz flummoxes the PSG defence as they all had their eyes on De Bruyne ahead of a free-kick just outside the area. In nips the cheeky winger and it splits the wall and leaves Navas screaming at his defenders. Wowzers.

GOAL PSG 1 CITY 1: As far as Kevin De Bruyne goals go, it is so poor (joking). The Belgian looks up under no pressure and has a pop. In she goes in the bottom corner as Navas stares on. There's your away goal and all of a sudden, City are holding the upper hand.

PSG 1 CITY 0: De Bruyne almost has a moment of magic as he connects with a great cross from Foden but his overhead effort goes just over the bar. 

PSG 1 CITY 0: Ederson is smart off his line to clear as PSG lauch another a couther attack. Still in the balance as it stands. 

PSG 1 CITY 0: Better start this time out from City, but there is a sense of frustration as every referee decision seems to be going against them. De Bruyne having a word with the ref Felix Brych. Just after PSG have a golden chance to make it two but Veratti is inches away. 

KICK-OFF - PSG 1 CITY 0: So here we go again. Did a guardiola rocket sort out the City boys to get down to their normal play. We shall see.

HALF-TIME - PSG 1 CITY 0: Guardiola's men can't really have any complaints as they have been proper bossed so far in Paris.

PSG 1 CITY 0: Best chance yet for City as Foden takes aim from distance, but Navas is right behind him. 

PSG 1 CITY 0: Neymar is being silly now. I gave him the benefit of the doubt at his rolling around so far, but he is flopping around like it is Russia 2018. (Cue Neymar falling over at that comment).

PSG 1 CITY 0: City continue to probe when they get the ball into the PSG half, but still there is nothing up front.

PSG 1 CITY 0: A half-chance for City is snuffed out and Neymar and Mbappe are back on the attack, bringing out a grat block from walker and a heart-in-the-mouth slice past the post. Fraught. 

PSG 1 CITY 0: City certainly are not used to not having the dominance in possession and PSG look the more likely to add to the scoreline. Could be a tough night for the visitors. 

PSG 1 CITY 0: City chasing the game and start playing their keep-ball game that has served them so well. But PSG are snapping at their heels at every opportunity. 

PSG 1 CITY 0: So City and Guardiola have their work cut out now as they have been on the backfoot. They coped well last time out against Dortmund. Can they show their character again? 

GOAL! PSG 1 CITY 0: And the pressure tells. another corner and Marquinhos gets his head on the cross from the skipper. No one marking him.

PSG 0 CITY 0: Wow! And the game comes alive as PSG test the City defence with a hopeful shot from a corner before Neymar forces Ederson into an athletic one-handed save. The Brazilian striker is well up for this one. 

PSG 0 CITY 0: As expected, a tentative start from both sides but PSG edging the early exchanges a smidge. 

PSG 0 CITY 0: City not getting their usual possession dominance but they are beginning to make some forays down the right through Mahrez.

PSG 0 CITY 0: Lively start from PSG as Neymar tests Ederson. But Kyle Walker took the sting out of the attempt and it was an easy take for the Brazilain keeper.

PSG 0 CITY 0: We are up and running. Hold on to your hats!

PSG v CITY: The teams are out and we are ready to go. So much at stake in the first leg and history will be made over 180 minutes: back-to-back finals for PSG or a first visit for City. The picture will be (a bit) clearer in about two hours.  

PSG v CITY: 15 minutes to kick-off in Paris and so far the sky looks clear, so not much chance of the downpour of last night.

PSG v CITY: Still not a bad bench for City to call upon if needed. Five subs allowed in Champions League, remember...

PSG v CITY: The big boost for PSG is Kylian Mbappe has shaken of - Taylor Swift-style - a dead leg he picked up at the weekend and will start for the French Champions. No place for Raheem Sterling in the City starting XI - with Silva, Foden and Mahrez kicking things off up front - interesting one that from Guardiola.... 


Paris Saint-Germain: Keylor Navas; Alessandro Florenzi, Marquinhos (capt), Presnel Kimpembe, Mitchel Bakker; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye; Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar
Manchester City: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne (capt); Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden

PSG v CITY: Both sides are stacked to the gunnels with class. PSG have Di Maria, Mbappe and Neymar, Icardi, Rafinha and Navas. City can rely on Sterling, Jesus and Foden, De Bruyne, Gundogan and Ederson. Tough to call which way this will go but it is guaranteed to be a cracker (I hope).

"This will certainly have goals. Last night's match was ruined slightly by the heavy rain, but I'm sure we are in for a belter," says Craig Leader, manager at Crown & Lion Byblos Barsha Heights. "While Chelsea have a chance in the second leg, this one could be over in the first leg - either way..."

PSG v CITY: PSG were last year’s semi-finalists, losing out to Bayern Munich in the coronavirus-delayed showdown in Portugal. But this is new territory for City under Guardiola, having never made it beyond the quarters under his tutelage in five years — until now.

PSG v CITY: I have a feeling you won’t be able to look away from this one for a minute this evening as both sides are primed for an full-on attack form the start.


We had drama in the deluge last night as Real Madrid and Chelsea drew 1-1 in their Champions League semi-final first leg. Now will it be raining goals is Paris as Pochettino’s PSG take on Guardiola’s Manchester City in the French capital?