As he approaches the penalty area, Messi plants a pass into Kylian Mbappe, who responds with a brilliant flick back into the path of his teammate.Next
A well-timed tackle from Verratti on Grealish inside the penalty area spells the end of the latest Manchester City attack, a weaving run from the forward, and - ultimately - the the England star's night.
My biggest compliment to the team. That is a huge boost for PSG as he is expected to line up alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in an incredible front three. PSG: Navas 6 , Hakimi 6 , Marquinhos 7 , Kimpembe 7 , Mendes 6 , Paredes 7 , Herrera 6 , Gueye 5 , Messi 5 , Mbappe 6 , Neymar 6.Next
The decision galvanised City who took the lead thanks to the superb vision of goalkeeper Ederson whose kick upfield found Zinchenko in the PSG half.
Manchester City will have other ideas, of course, but first return to England with a bruised ego after defeat here. He ended up playing 90 minutes, completed almost 90 percent of his passes and 93. Liverpool and Bayern Munich moved through and on Wednesday Manchester City will also likely join the last eight, while an enticing tie between.
Georginio Wijnaldum for 6.
It feels inevitable that Benzema will score at some point in this tie and his fitness was a major factor in Real's first leg struggles. AU REVOIR We'll always have Paris? City haven't scored in three of their last nine games leading back to last season. We were there with good composure at the end.Next
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And just when it felt like an equalizer could be coming, Messi got free down the right, combined with Kylian Mbappe and finished expertly, without settling the ball, into the upper right corner. And it was a good finish from Gabriel. He nailed a remarkable 10-of-10 long passes and won six tackles.
They are huge competitors.
The circumstances of the game changed a little bit and we conceded two goals. Layvin Kurzawa Manchester City 4-3-3 Starting XI 31. Pep Guardiola on Bernardo Silva's assist Riyad Mahrez was a thorn in the side of PSG for most of the night and he can count himself unlucky that he has not got the nod for man of the match.Next
They'll have to regroup quickly for Sunday's trip to Anfield in the Premier League, and maybe then they can decide on how they're going to best conquer Europe.
We have to believe in ourselves, we will succeed," said PSG midfielder Marco Verratti.Next
The Brazilian latches on to a poor pass to speed through on goal, but finds himself against a worthy adversary in Kyle Walker.
Sporting had no answer to him in Lisbon, where Mahrez created four chances and scored, and Reis will be severely tested at the Etihad. He did it with Phil Foden last weekend, but at least he had a striker in there in Gabriel Jesus who got the winner at Chelsea. Jack Grealish Substitutes 25.
There was no let up from City as they continued to pin PSG back and they hit the post through Ilkay Gundogan, although the flag was raised for offside, and Keylor Navas produced a fine save low to his right to deny Mahrez.