It's a goal we've seen Lionel Messi score many times before but never in the colours of Paris Saint-Germain. Image: Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus celebrate City's second goal Clinton Morrison on Soccer Special: "Man City have landed a big psychological blow on PSG. We defended well, the counter attacks are always dangerous with the players they have.Next
Although the Polish superstar is not his usual prolific self in front of goal of late, he is still the most likely to find the back of the net and prove the difference between the two sides.
This Sporting side, shorn of so many key players, will do well to even test the Brazilian in the Etihad goal. Lionel Messi got his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain, and his new club got their first win in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, beating fellow contender Manchester City 2-0 on Matchday 2. Messi: For the first time, Lionel Messi scored a goal in European club football for a team other than Barcelona, and it was a very familiar one for his old boss Pep Guardiola.
This was the key duel of the first leg at San Siro.
They were very aggressive. City, on paper, deserved more While PSG walk away with the win, the numbers tell a more complicated story. Gabriel Jesus came on and played just 12 minutes when the game was over, and it was another example of trying to let pace and technical ability take over a team that has pace, technical ability and actual centrally-playing attackers in PSG.
It was a really positive performance from Man City and Pep Guardiola will be happy to get the three points that seals top spot in the group.
Ferland Mendy's suspension could make the right side PSG's priority with Achraf Hakimi likely to push on behind Angel Di Maria which will make for a very difficult pairing to face when you a 33-year-old full-back of any description. You didn't really see the PSG front three in the first half.Next
The hosts were given a warning just before the break when John Stones was caught in possession in the centre circle.
But, don't let those numbers fool you, because Guardiola's team didn't come all that close to scoring aside from a crazy few seconds in the first half. For more information about our data practices consult our. 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.Next
Assuming that both sides line up relatively similarly to the first leg aside from their respective injuries, Brenden Aaronson against Joshua Kimmich should be fairly influential in terms of shaping the game.
PSG vs Manchester City will take center stage across the globe on Tuesday, as the two favorites to win the competition collide in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Despite being out-shot 18-6 and not winning the battle of possession, the hosts managed to largely contain the City attackers, get a bit of luck when they needed it, and get a bit of revenge for last season's semifinals. PSG's Kylian Mbappe became the second youngest outfield player to reach 50 Champions League appearances in this match after Cesc Fabregas.
In netting his first goal for the French club, he reminded the football world - as if they needed it - of his ability to win games single handedly.
In their previous 23 matches, they had scored in 21 of them. Paris Saint-Germain, 3 p. However, it was very difficult to ignore Bernardo Silva, who was at the heart of Man City's dominant display.Next
Being honest, I think we need to give the credit to Man City.
Sporting CP, 3 p. The defender matches the PSG forward for pace, and then does enough to ensure he's off balance when striking into the side netting. The Ukraine international pulled it back for Kevin De Bruyne, whose shot was blocked by Marquinhos and Mahrez picked up the loose ball and drilled it past goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
He ended up playing 90 minutes, completed almost 90 percent of his passes and 93.