Manchester City has won a crucial away match.
Manchester City came from behind to take the first leg 2-1, with Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scoring after Marquinhos. A late red card thwarted PSG’s push for a first-leg draw for Idrissa Gueye, so they’ll go to England with a one-goal deficit next Tuesday.
However, the tie is far from over, as PSG has already won away at Bayern Munich and Barcelona this season in the Champions League.
Minute 87: De Bruyne is dealt a card… a yellow one.
As De Bruyne makes a poor tackle on Danilo, the PSG players are enraged. They can be heard screaming, “It’s the same, it’s the same!” about Gueye’s red card. However, the Belgian is dealt a yellow card. He’s fortunate not only to avoid leaving his team of 10 players for the remainder of the season but also to avoid skipping the second leg due to suspension.
Minute 84: Mahrez tries his luck from a distance with a fizzing effort that goes just wide Manchester City are trying to add to their lead, and it’s the scorer of their second goal, Mahrez, who tries his luck from a distance with a fizzing effort that goes wide. The City now has more possession than they did before, and they will be upset if they do not score a third.
Minute 77: RED CARD FOR GUEYE LEAVES PSG WITH 10!!!
PSG’s situation is deteriorating. Gueye has been sent off for a poor tackle on Gundogan, raking his studs down the Manchester City player’s Achilles. They are now down to ten players. Pochettino responds by substituting Danilo for Angel di Maria, ostensibly hoping to end the game with a one-goal deficit.
MAHREZ’S FREEKICK GIVES CITY THE LEAD!!! 2-1!!! Minute 71: MAHREZ’S FREEKICK GIVES CITY THE LEAD!!!
What a turnaround for Manchester City, who now have a 2-1 advantage over PSG. The visitors have a freekick in a great spot, and De Bruyne seems to be the one to take it. However, Mahrez scores, with his effort going through the PSG defence, between Kimpembe and Paredes. Navas notices it late, which is understandable given the large number of people in the way. As a result, the shot hits the back of the net, giving Manchester City a 2-1 advantage.
Minute 65: DE BRUYNE EQUALIZES!!! IT GOES ALL THE WAY Through!!! 1:0!!!
Kevin de Bruyne equalizes, even though he doesn’t mean it. At the breakdown of a corner, the Belgian tries to cross into John Stones, but the ball heads in when Keylor Navas misjudges it. Manchester City is level on the night and has a crucial away goal, which the Costa Rican can’t believe.
De Bruyne volleys… it’s done! Minute 61: De Bruyne volleys… it’s over!
While PSG has had one colossal shot, Manchester City has dominated the second half. De Bruyne tries to lash a volley over the bar, giving the visitors another opportunity. Florenzi does an excellent job of applying enough weight to the Belgian as he pushes his acrobatic feat.
PSG come so close to double their lead in minute 56, with Mbappe bursting out and putting a low ball into the six-yard box. Verratti slipped in to try to catch it, and he would have succeeded if his studs had been a little longer. The City eliminates the threat by conceding a corner that goes unnoticed.
PSG is being pushed back by City in minute 50.
Manchester City is off to a strong start in the second half. They’ve improved their pressing and have been able to pin PSG back, poking and prodding their way around the home side’s penalty area. There are cheering and claps from the coaching staff and visiting replacements every time they win the ball back.
Minute 46: The second half has started!
At halftime, no team makes any substitutions, so the second half begins with 22 players on the field. When the PSG players return for the second half, a couple can be seen conversing with the referees about something. So far, there hasn’t been any particularly contentious decisions, so it’s uncertain what they were asking about
PSG leads a semi-final that is heating up at halftime.
As the half progressed, the game got even more back-and-forth, but PSG has the game’s only goal so far. Marquinhos’ header is the difference between the two teams, but Manchester City’s Phil Foden should have, and maybe could have, equalized right before the break. Stay tuned to this live blog for the second half, which promises to be a cracker. Here are the attacking figures from UEFA for the first half.
Minute 42: Keylor Navas refutes Foden’- allegations.
Manchester City’s best shot of the first half comes when the ball is played in for Phil Foden, but Keylor Navas saves him. When the Englishman should have struck it the first time, he takes a touch. And, in his haste to get his shot off, he hits it almost straight at the Costa Rican goalkeeper, who keeps his team’s lead.
Minute 40: PSG demands a penalty… but Florenzi is the one who fouls. Neymar is a Brazilian footballer.
As he tries to pounce on a loose ball, Neymar goes down in the field. PSG screams for a penalty, but the fact is that it is Florenzi, Neymar’s teammate, who collides with the Brazilian.
PSG scramble it away in minute 32.
Manchester City is looking to take advantage of a PSG error, with Foden bringing the ball into the net. To clear out, Paredes raises his boot high, nearly striking Bernardo Silva in the head. So Keylor Navas keeps it in – or does he? – and Neymar wins a freekick for PSG to take a break.
Minute 28: PSG takes another risky corner.
Another corner, like the target, is constantly being postponed. Paredes is unable to get it on goal after Neymar takes it. PSG is now down 1-0.
Minute 21: Navas is summoned to the scene.
Bernardo Silva stretches and reaches a deep cross, somehow turning it goalwards from a close angle, and Manchester City eventually making Keylor Navas work. Keylor Navas cannot grab it and instead palms it out for a corner that fails to materialize.
Guardiola is enraged at minute 20.
Pep Guardiola can be seen down in his professional sector, becoming increasingly agitated. So far, it hasn’t worked out for City. PSG are a force to be reckoned with once they reach the final third.
Minute 15: MARQUINHOS HEADS PSG IN FRONT!!! 1-0!!!
The first goal of this Champions League semi-final has been scored! A PSG corner is left up for a long time due to shoving and pressing in the box, but when it is taken, Marquinhos turns it in. The captain was a question mark going into this game, but he moves well enough in the field to go in Di Maria’s cross.
Minute 12: A corner of chaos… and concern for the City
PSG wins a corner and assembles a long move, firing off a pair of shots and chasing down any loose or deflected pass. The transfer culminates in Neymar forcing Ederson to work hard, resulting in the goalkeeper tipping the ball over.
Manchester City has the ball in the eighth minute.
We’re beginning to get a sense of how this game will play out. Manchester City has had 60% possession of the ball in the first eight minutes, compared to 40% for PSG. On the other hand, PSG prefers to attack the break, and Florenzi did get forward once, but he couldn’t find a decent enough pass.
Minute 2: Neymar scores his first goal.
Neymar has been outstanding in the Champions League so far this season, and he gets the first shot of the game, which Kyle Walker softens a little. Ederson makes a comfortable saving, but it’s the first alarm.
Minute 1: Let’s get this party started!
Let’s get started! PSG vs Manchester City is underway after the players briefly took a knee. Tonight’s match will determine which team advances to the Champions League final in Istanbul, and there will be plenty of fireworks along the way. Stay tuned as we bring you the most recent details.
20:50 CEST: Warm-ups are over, and it’s almost game time!
The teams have finished their warm-ups and have returned to the locker room to complete their final arrangements. It’s almost time for the Champions League semi-final to begin. In a few minutes, the players will be on their way out onto the pitch. And we’ll keep you updated on everything right here on this live blog.
Felix Brych will take control of the first leg of the semi-final at 20:40 CEST.
Felix Brych of Germany will be the referee for this match between PSG and Manchester City. He is one of the most seasoned referees in the game, at 45 years old. Throughout his career, he has played in five Manchester City matches, winning two and losing three. He has also coached PSG in four games, two of which the French club won, one of which was a draw, and one of which was a loss. So far this season, he hasn’t whistled any games involving any of these clubs.
The three previous PSG vs Manchester City games were played at 20:20 CEST.
These two sides have previously met three times. The first came in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage, where teams only faced each other once in the first round of the competition. Their match took place in Manchester and resulted in a scoreless draw. Later, after these two clubs’ schemes had taken off, they met in the 2015/16 Champions League quarter-finals, with the first leg ending 2-2 in Paris and the English side winning 1-0 at home. Kevin de Bruyne scored the game’s only goal, and he’ll start this one as well.
Just one hour before PSG vs Manchester City kicks off at 20:00 CEST!
Okay, we’re almost there. The starting lineups for PSG and Manchester City have been released just one hour before kickoff. It’s nearly time for predictions, so weigh in on how you think tonight will go in this poll.
19:55 CEST: The PSG lineup has already been published!
Pochettino has chosen his squad for the match, and the Argentine is putting together the following lineup: Keylor Navas; Alessandro Florenzi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mitchel Bakker; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye; Angel di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar; Alessandro Florenzi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mitchel Bakker; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye; Angel di Maria The most critical piece of news is that Marquinhos is fit to play after being a doubt in the build-up to this UCL semi-final match.
Manchester City’s starting lineup has been revealed at 19:45 CEST!
Manchester City is the first to reveal their starting lineup, which is as follows: Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden; Bernardo Silva. Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden; Bernardo Silva. That’s just what we expected earlier in this live blog, and we now have the official starting lineup.
19:25 CEST: A showdown between the big spenders
These teams have a lot of money behind them, but nobody has ever won the Champions League. That’s what PSG and Manchester City are aiming for as their expensively assembled teams square off this season. Here’s a complete breakdown of how much these two clubs have invested over the last decade.
19:05 CEST: The Parc des Princes seems to be exclusive.
The Parc des Princes has hosted several major sporting events over the years, but none as significant as this one. Remember that PSG played their quarter-final and semi-final games in Portugal last year on their way to the final? Their ultras have adorned the arena with different tifos in the hopes of reaching the final once more. This is as it appears.
Manchester City’s expected line-up vs PSG at 18:45 CEST
We’ve already seen what PSG’s expected lineup is, and now it’s time to look at Manchester City’s. It’s never easy to forecast what Pep Guardiola will do in a Champions League knockout match, but MARCA’s expected Manchester City lineup is as follows: Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden; Bernardo Silva.
PSG’s expected lineup vs Manchester City at 18:30 CEST
Marquinhos is the main injury concern for PSG since he passed a late fitness test but could still not be well enough to play. When it comes to naming his squad, Pochettino will have to make a decision. This is our expected PSG lineup, assuming he is conservative with Marquinhos: Colin Dagba, Danilo, Presnel Kimpembe, Amad Diall; Keylor Navas; Colin Dagba, Danilo, Presnel Kimpembe, Amad Diallo; Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes; Angel di Maria, Neymar, Julian Draxler; Kylian Mbappe.
18:10 UTC: What is the best way to watch PSG vs Manchester City on TV or online? What channel are you watching? What time does the event begin?
The match between PSG and Manchester City will begin at 21:00 CEST, 20:00 BST in the United Kingdom and 15:00 EDT on the east coast of the United States. When it comes to watching the game, there are a few options.
It is broadcast on Movistar+ in Spain, as well as its related streaming platforms. In the United States, PSG vs Man City will be published on CBS Sports Network and Univision. It is broadcast on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. In countries like Canada and Germany, streaming service DAZN has Champions League rights. And, of course, you can find all of the latest UCL news on MARCA. It is written in English.
Quotes from Pochettino and Guardiola’s press conference at 17:50 CEST.
The Champions League pre-match press conferences were held on Tuesday, as is customary, the day before the game. Pep Guardiola urged restraint, citing PSG’s victory over Bayern Munich in the previous round as an example. “Bayern lost because they had 50 shots on goal, while PSG only had four or five and won,” Guardiola said.”Football is a game of chance. You can lose despite having great odds or numbers. In certain areas, we must exercise caution.” Meanwhile, Pochettino was asked about Tottenham’s Champions League victory over City when he was in charge of the club. “There’s nothing you can take from two years ago because the playing, strategy, and teams were totally different,” the Argentine said.