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Manchester City beats Paris Saint-Germain with a goal scored in the first half


The Manchester City team succeeded in finishing the first half ahead of its guest, Paris Saint-Germain, with a free goal, in the match between them currently at the "Al Ittihad" stadium, the stronghold of the Citizens, in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League competition in the current season 2020-2021. .


Algerian star Riad Mehrez scored the first goal for Manchester City in the 11th minute of the match, becoming the first player in City’s history to score back and forth in the Champions League semi-finals.


Mahrez also became the second player to score in the first-leg semi-final of the Champions League for an English team, after Sadio Mane in 2017/2018.


The Algerian star has scored 5 goals in his last 5 matches in the Champions League, scoring 3 goals and making two more goals.


Riyad Mahrez has scored more 9 goals so far in the Champions League than any other Algerian in the tournament's history.


Man City vs Paris Saint-Germain

 

Manchester City faces Paris Saint-Germain with the following formation: Goalkeeper: Ederson / Defense line: Diaz, Stones, Zinchenko, Walker / Midfield: Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva / Offensive line: Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne.


In contrast, the formation of Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester City came as follows: Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas / Defensive line: Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Florenzi, Diallo / Midfield: Verratti, Herrera, Paredes / Offensive line: Neymar, Icardi, Di Maria.


Manchester City scored a precious victory over Paris Saint-Germain, with two goals to one, in the first leg that was held last week at the "Princes Park" in the French capital, where the Brazilian team, Marquinhos, scored for the City, while the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne and the Algerian star Riad Mahrez scored for City. .


It is sufficient for Manchester City to achieve the result of a tie in today's match, or a loss with a goal without pay, in order to resolve its qualification for the final match, which will be held on May 29 in Istanbul, Turkey, and to wait for the winner of the match between Chelsea, English, and Real Madrid, which is held on Wednesday evening at the stadium Stamford Bridge, after the first leg in Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw.


Manchester City against Paris Saint-Germain

 

Manchester City, led by its Spanish coach, seeks to win and qualify for the final match for the first time in history, winning the title to combine it with the English Premier League title, which is close to achieving it, as it needs to achieve 3 points in the last 4 rounds of the competition.


As for the Paris Saint-Germain team, he also wants to lead his Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, to qualify for the final match, for the second consecutive season and to achieve the title for the first time, after losing to Bayern Munich last season with a goal without response.


And absent from Paris Saint-Germain in the confrontation tonight, Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Jana Gay, after he was expelled in the first leg, as a result of his violent interference on German Ilkay Gundogan, the star of City, and Spain's Juan Bernat is also absent from the injury.

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