The Citizens did a spectacular job in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals when they managed to be victorious on the road in France, outplaying PSG with a 1:2 result.
They had some difficulties during the first part when they were pushed back by the home side and found themselves in deficit since the 15th minute when Marquinhos was effective.
However, the second part of the match was a different story, as the guests visibly appeared better, while the hosts started to lose their focus. They equalized over De Bruyne in the 64th and deservedly took the lead via Mahrez in the 71st, not leaving much room for the home side to be dangerous for the rest of the clash.
The Citizens have no fresh injury nor suspension worries and will be able to field up their strongest eleven.
As mentioned above, PSG failed to be more competitive last time out, and will now have a very difficult task in front of them on the road to England, but never the less, if somebody is capable of a complete comeback, that would certainly be them.
They opened the first match in a better way and took the lead over Marquinhos in the 15th minute, but appeared quite nervous after a conceded equalizer in the 64th, and it wasn’t long before they were in a 1:2 deficit, as they conceded another one just seven minutes later.
Confusion and nervousness were evident, and everything culminated in the 77th when Gueye was excluded from the match, leaving his team with a huge handicap for the rest of the encounter, and with an unpleasant disadvantage for the upcoming second leg against Manchester City.
The guests keep missing injured left-back Bernat (3/0), plus suspended central midfielder Gueye (26/2). Their star player Mbappe (29/25) is doubtful, but surely will be used up to some extent.
Man City vs PSG H2H
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Passivity can’t be an option
The first game was already a reasonably open one, and we can’t expect anything different from the second leg. If anything, it should be even more fiery and interesting.
PSG isn’t a side with morale that easily gets broken, so I’m pretty much confident that they’ll approach the game with a belief that they can succeed. It’s something that should bring the game itself to another level and bring us a profit when taking goals into account this time.