Manchester City beats PSG 2-0 (4-1 on aggregate) in the second leg of the semi-finals at the Etihad on Tuesday night, to reach their first Champions League final, in a very exciting and somehow, one-sided game. It was a commanding victory over the two legs for the side managed by Pep Guardiola.
Man City showed class and great intent, in a game played in unseasonal snow, and it was the brilliant Riyad Mahrez brace that gave the host a well-deserved victory.
The Algerian on the night, started his brilliance in front of goal by finishing off a move started by goalkeeper Ederson, which was a 60-yard pass to extend their 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Paris.
PSG suffered a serious blow before kick-off when world-class forward Kylian Mbappe was restricted to the bench because of injury. They did not lack endeavour or intent but with Neymar subdued and City throwing bodies on the line in defence, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could not find a way through.
Mahrez punished them again just after the hour when he turned in Phil Foden’s cross at the far post to effectively end the contest.
PSG, as they did when Idrissa Gueye was sent off late in the first leg, lost their discipline and Angel di Maria was shown a red card for a senseless stamp on Fernandinho following a touchline tangle.
Manchester City beats PSG as they were in full control, avoiding further mishap to set up the Champions League final they and manager Pep Guardiola have craved, against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in Istanbul on 29 May.
Chelsea and Real Madrid will clash in the second Semi Final on Wednesday, as City fans awaits their possible opponent come May 29th.