Manchester City beat PSG at the Etihad stadium 2-0 to secure their path to the finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night with Algeria's Riyad Mahrez stealing the show with a brace.
Riyan Mahrez has struck again. The Algerian striker, who scored the second goal of his team's 2-1 first leg win, found the net again against PSG when he latched onto a De Bruyne shot that ricocheted off Florenzi to give his team the lead at half-time of the Champions League semi-final second leg.
The Citizen's lead in the first leg means they have a serious option to qualify for the Champions League final. But they will need to lock in their lead and even add to it in the second half. The same man Mahrez concluded a swift second half counter attack move as he buries from close range after receiving a low cross from Foden. With a 2-0 caution City guarantees their place in the finals of the Champions League for the first time in their long history.
Uncharacteristically French champions Paris Saint Germain was almost a shadow of themselves, a perfect replica of their performance in the away leg. The most prolific French attack once again fails to direct a shot on target from over a dozen attacking moves. Key striker Killian Mbappe could only watch from the bench and could not help his limping side. Neither could Neymar. Di Maria was sent off for an off the pitch stamping on Fernandinho.
The wait for Guardiola and City is over as they become the first finalist. The second semi final will see Chelsea take a slight away goal advantage into the bridge against Real Madrid. The match comes up on Wednesday night 7 pm GMT.
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