UCL, Man City vs PSG, City of Manchester Stadium: Man City locked horns with PSG last night in the Champions League 2021-22 contest. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were the goal scorers for Manchester City.
Kylian Mbappe was the lone scorer for team PSG in the group stage match. Both Manchester City and PSG have qualified for the round of 16.
The stats told the absolute picture about the match yesterday. Man City took 16 shots towards the keeper and had 5% more possession than that of PSG.
The first half couldn’t conclude any winner as the score was tied at 0-0. Ikay’s shot hitting the post was a major moment for the city and a great chance to get the hold of the match early.
PSG was the first one to get the goal and make the game more exciting. Lionel Messi was the architect of the play when PSG scored the goal.
Messi’s cross to Mbappe gave the space to shoot and Mbappe did the job through the keeper’s legs and into the net it went.
After PSG’s goal, City was one to handle the game. They scored their first at 62nd minute with Sterling giving justice to the build-up. Kyle walkers run in the right-hand side of the box and the perfect cross to Jesus, who couldn’t find the net, but the ball fell for Raheen to score the tap in.
Gabriel Jesus finished the match when he scored the second goal for Manchester City. Mahrez’s cross to Bernardo Silva in the left-hand side of the post was gracefully touched by Silva to pass it to Gabriel for the finish.
Man City vs PSG: Pep Guardiola on the game
“PSG – what a team, what players, what can I say? We tried to keep these players far away from our goal. When they are close to your goal they can do anything.
“Except for five minutes after we conceded, when they [went for the] knockout on the counter-attack but couldn’t finish, we made a really top performance.
“We are happy to be in the next stage. Congratulations to everyone in the club. It’s many years of being there.
“Now we will focus on the Premier League and try to arrive in February in the best condition possible to go to the quarter-finals.”
In absence of KDB, Grealish, and Foden.
“We know each other quite well and they know what they have to do,” Guardiola said.
“They are smart enough. Oleks has not played this position much but plays there for Ukraine.
“We played really well and the way we are performing is really good. People enjoy watching us and we are enjoying playing.
“Hopefully we can sustain this as long as possible.”