Manchester City breaks their UEFA Champions League curse to cement their place in the UEFA Champions League finals beating Manchester City 4-1 in a two-legged tie.
Manchester City was in a advantageous position after beating Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg at Parc De France. PSG needed two goals without conceding one to qualify for the finals.
From the first minute of the game, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were trying to dominate the game. But they failed to break the deadlock as City’s defense was rock-solid at the back. At the 11th minute of the game, Manchester City breaks the deadlock from a fast counter-attack as Riyad Mahrez scored for the Cityzens. The pass from City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Zinchenko was excellent to start the counter-attack.
After conceding the first goal, PSG tried to fight back but couldn’t find the net. Later Riyad Mahrez scored his second of the match to seal their place into the finals at Istanbul.
After the win, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said, “I’m incredibly proud and my first thoughts are with the players who didn’t play today. They all deserved to play, everyone has made a contribution and now it is time to enjoy it. We have to win the league and we have two or three weeks to prepare for the final.”
“They put a lot of players in the middle and we struggled a lot in the first half to high press and we changed at half-time. We recovered the ball better in the second half and we were much better in the way we played and 4-1 on aggregate against a team that beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich means a lot to us.”
“People believe it’s easy to arrive in the final of the Champions League. Getting to the final now makes sense of what we have done in the past four or five years.”- he added.
Manchester City will face the winner of Chelsea and Real Madrid today in the final.