Manchester City 0-2 PSG: Rajsel sinks hosts in NextGen Series opener

With Roberto Mancini in attendance, Atillio Lombardo's City youngsters crashed to ahome defeat as defensive lapses allowed Les Parisiens' in for two unanswered strikes
Manchester City got off to a bad start in the NextGen Series as they were beaten 2-0 by Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a Nicholas Rajsel double.

Roberto Mancini took time out of his busy schedule to cast an eye over the younger generation.

Attilio Lombardo’s side started well enough, starting at a high tempo and not allowing the visitors to settle into their football.

However City contributed to their own downfall as George Evans misplaced a pass and PSG soon capitalised on the counter. Ongenda picked up on Evans loose pass and played in Rajsel who found the back of the net with ease.

Once ahead, the visitors stepped up a gear and controlled much of the game, with City not really having many opportunities in front of goal.

Jose Angel Pozo then came on for Emyr Huws half-way through the second half, as Lombardo looked to give his team more of a threat going forward.

The home side’s best opportunity came from a free-kick, Pozo released Jordy Hiwula who was brought down on the edge of the area. Albet Rusnak smashed the ball goal bound but keeper Alphonse Areola made a good save to keep the advantage.

Rajsel then ended the game as a contest with 12 minutes remaining as he finished off a good spell of PSG possession with a fine finish with the outside of his boot.