Manchester City qualified for their first UEFA Champions League final after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain with a 4-1 aggregate record. In the return match played on Tuesday, the citizens won 2-0.
The ‘Sky blues’ came with a 1-2 advantage that they achieved in the first leg in Paris. On the return, despite the open series, PSG, who did not have their star Kylian Mbappé, could not reverse the situation.
A first half where Paris pressed and arrived more than the rival, but a City controlled the ball much better and took advantage of opportunities. On a counterattack in the 11th minute, Riyad Mahrez scored the first goal of the match after a rebound from Keylor Navas.
Already in the second section, the team led by ‘Pep’ Guardiola came out more productive and dominated part of the game. PSG could not find a door even so, having Neymar on the court and with good individualities.
In the 63rd minute, a lethal City counter ended in Mahrez’s goal, thus sealing his double, after a great pass from Phil Foden. The English were achieving their classification imminently. At 68 ′, Paris was left without a player after the expulsion of Ángel Di María after a piston, out of play, to Fernandinho.
The ‘Citizens’ controlled the rest of the match, without increasing their win, but the 4-1 aggregate gave them the ticket to the final and they did. Manchester City was established in its first final in the history of the Champions League.
Guardiola’s men await their rival between Chelsea and Real Madrid, who will play this Wednesday, May 5, the return at Stamford Bridge. The first leg was tied 1-1.
The final will be next Saturday, May 29, in Istanbul, Turkey.