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Manchester City v PSG Live Commentary, 04/05/2021

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2 - 0
MCI
PSG
R. Mahrez (11)
R. Mahrez (63)
Etihad Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye! 
City have reached their first ever Champions League final but will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if they'll be facing Chelsea or Real Madrid in Istanbul. Their attention turns back to the Premier League now and a big game against Chelsea on Saturday. PSG have failed to reach the final for the second consecutive year and will now focus on the Ligue 1 title chase, starting with Rennes at the weekend.
Manchester City are through to the Champions League final after a 4-1 aggregate win over PSG! It was 2-0 on the night, with Mahrez scoring in both halves to secure the win. His first goal was drilled into the far bottom corner, whilst his second finished off a brilliant counter-attack by the hosts, with Foden picking him out for a tap-in. Di Maria was sent off for a kick out at Fernandinho and PSG didn't manage a single shot on target in the game.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN.
90' + 1' Marquinhos is still urging his team upfield and has taken up a centre forward position for the last few minutes. Neymar chips the ball over Stones to pick out the PSG captain and he pokes it towards goal, but Ederson kicks it away from the near post.
Danilo Pereira
Yellow Card
PSG
89' Another frustrated challenge from PSG results in a yellow card, and this time it's Danilo that takes out Jesus from behind without getting close to the ball.
89' Draxler plays a wonderful throughball into Neymar, but he's forced wide by Dias. He manages to turn away from the defender to hook a cross into the box and Marquinhos tries to volley it towards goal, but it's blocked by Mahrez.
P. Kimpembe
Yellow Card
PSG
87' It's an awful challenge from Kimpembe as he slides in, sweeps Jesus' legs out from under him and misses the ball. He's shown a yellow card.
S. Agüero
P. Foden
Manchester City
85' Third change for City now and it's Aguero that's coming on for Foden.
84' Yet another sloppy pass out from the back by PSG lets City in again and Gundogan plays a lovely ball over the top for Mahrez. He gets it caught under his feet though and Bakker gets back to nick it off him before he can have a shot.
M. Bakker
A. Diallo
PSG
82' And PSG are making their final change as Bakker is brought on for Diallo.
R. Sterling
Bernardo Silva
Manchester City
82' Silva is also taken off, with Sterling on to replace him.
Gabriel Jesus
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City
82' Guardiola is making a double change now and De Bruyne is first to be taken off, with Jesus on for him.
80' SAVE! PSG play themselves into trouble at the back again and Foden has another chance to get his name on the scoresheet. He keeps his shot low, but Navas manages to hold onto it on the stretch.
79' PSG have had four red cards in the Champions League this season, more than any other team.
77' OFF THE POST! Foden gets in behind Kimpembe and goes for goal despite the tight angle on the left of the box. He drills his shot across the target and Navas is beaten, but the ball bounces back off the outside of the post.
76' Mahrez's cross is intercepted by Diallo and he touches it back to Navas, who takes his time on the ball. De Bruyne rushes in to put him under pressure and the keeper just manages to clear his lines to deny him a gift of a tap-in.
C. Dagba
A. Florenzi
PSG
75' Florenzi is also making way, with Dagba on in his place.
Danilo Pereira
L. Paredes
PSG
75' There's another double change for PSG now and Paredes is going off, with Danilo on for him.
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
Manchester City
74' De Bruyne is late as he tries to win the ball off Paredes and he has his name taken by the referee.
73' PSG are struggling to keep their calm now and they're putting in needless challenges on the City players due to their frustration. Verratti brings down Mahrez with a late challenge after just being booked, but it only results in a free-kick for the hosts.
O. Zinchenko
Yellow Card
Manchester City
71' The yellow card is out for Zinchenko now as well for his reaction after Paredes kicked the ball towards Foden who was still on the ground.
M. Verratti
Yellow Card
PSG
71' PSG's frustration is getting the better of them here and Verratti has picked up a yellow card after pushing Foden down without attempting to play the ball.
Á. Di María
Red Card
PSG
69' PSG DOWN TO 10! Di Maria isn't happy with Fernandinho stepping across him to put the ball out and he reacts to it. He pushes the Brazilian away before kicking out at him as he gets ready for the throw-in and the referee goes straight to his pocket for the red card.
67' It's a sloppy pass from Gundogan and Draxler is there to cut it out for PSG. He hesitates as he tries to pick out a pass which gives City a chance to get back and when he does have a shot, Dias is there to block it again.
65' PSG now need three goals if they want to make it through to the final, but they still can't find a way through City's compact defence. Paredes decides to have a go from range when they can't get into the box, but it flies high over the bar.
P. Foden
Assist
Manchester City
63' Foden is driving down the left and plays a one-two with De Bruyne to open up space to put his cross into the box for Mahrez.
R. Mahrez
Goal
Manchester City
63' MAHREZ SCORES AGAIN! It's another brilliant counter-attack that catches out PSG and Foden drills a dangerous ball across the six-yard box. None of the defenders spot Mahrez's run to the far post and he lifts his shot over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net for his second of the game. 2-0 City! 
J. Draxler
Ander Herrera
PSG
62' Herrera is also taken off and Draxler is on to replace him.
M. Kean
M. Icardi
PSG
62' There's a double change for PSG, with Pochettino bringing on more attacking players. Icardi is the first to make way, with Kean on to replace him.
61' BLOCK! Di Maria's cross into Neymar is cut out by Stones, but the defender heads it straight out to Herrera. He takes the shot on the volley and Dias throws himself in front of the ball once again to make the block.
60' PSG just can't get out of their own half at the moment as City keep the pressure on them high upfield. The visitors are trying to pass it out from the back but there's just no space in behind City.
58' Herrera is under pressure from Silva and Mahrez and he manages to squeeze a pass back to Navas. He almost plays the goalkeeper into trouble though as De Bruyne is closing him down but he clears his lines just in time.
56' PSG are throwing everything they have at City at the moment as they try to find a way back into this game and Neymar drives into the box. He's trying to pull it back across goal, but Zinchenko is there to make another important block for the hosts.
54' NAVAS AGAIN! PSG just can't get close to City at the moment and Foden is picked out on the edge of the box again. He drills a powerful shot on goal this time and Navas gets a strong hand to it to deny him.
53' GREAT SAVE! There's so much space ahead of City as they break on the counter and De Bruyne picks out Foden on the left with a great pass. He's one-on-one with the keeper, but Navas rushes out to smother the shot before the offside flag goes up.
52' Verratti holds off Walker to win a corner for PSG and Di Maria whips a good cross into the box. Marquinhos is waiting for it in the middle, but Fernandinho is there to clear the danger at the near post.
50' Mahrez is causing PSG a lot of problems down the right and Diallo has blocked off his runs twice to stop him. Walker steps up to take the free-kick but wastes it by sending it straight out of play on the far side.
48' PSG have had a lot of possession in the opening couple of minutes of the second half, but they're struggling to get into City's half. The hosts are closing them down high upfield and forcing them to keep going backwards.
46' City get us back underway for the second half! 
It's been a great performance from City so far - they've been solid defensively and have looked dangerous when breaking on the counter. It's a big 45 minutes for PSG though, who still need to score twice to stand a chance of reaching the final. They're yet to have a shot on target though and Pochettino will want to see a big improvement with their passing in the final third.
City lead PSG 1-0 at half-time and are 3-1 up on aggregate. PSG thought they'd been awarded only for VAR to rightly overturn the decision as Zinchenko hadn't handled the ball and just two minutes later, they were behind. Mahrez latched onto De Bruyne's blocked shot and drilled his effort across goal into the bottom corner. Marquinhos saw a header rebound off the crossbar, while Navas denied Mahrez a second with a good save.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN.
45' + 2' GOOD SAVE! City break quickly on the counter and Fernandinho touches it out to Mahrez on the right. He cuts into the box without being closed down so decides to go for goal himself, but his low shot is blocked by Navas at the near post.
45' + 1' PSG aren't letting the pressure up on City here but they just can't find a way in behind the hosts. Di Maria has switched out to the right and he whips in a brilliant cross, but Stones is there at the near post to make yet another important interception.
44' Verratti squares the ball to Neymar on the right of the box and the City defenders are quick to crowd him off it, but they can only clear it to Herrera. He drills another cross into the near post and Dias throws himself in front of it to make the block.
42' Foden rides the challenges from PSG's midfielders before squaring it to Mahrez on the edge of the box. He turns to get in on goal, but Florenzi sticks out a leg to block his shot and it loops up kindly for Navas.
40' It's City's turn to break forward now after Gundogan wins the ball back in midfield and he touches it onto De Bruyne before continuing his run into the box. The Belgian lifts it over the top for him but Marquinhos is there to intercept it just in time.
38' PSG are still keeping City penned back in their own half here and Neymar decides to carry the ball across field to try and open up some space. Silva swipes his legs from under him to give away a free-kick, but nothing comes of it for the visitors.
36' HERRERA! Di Maria thumps a cross against Walker, but it bounces straight back into Neymar's feet. He pulls it back for Herrera on the edge of the box, who has a go, but he can't keep the shot down and it's just over.
34' Mahrez is the second player to score in both legs of a Champions League semi-final for an English club, after Sadio Mane for Liverpool in 2017-18.
32' PSG are keeping the pressure on City at the moment, but the hosts are equal to everything going into their box. Icardi drifts out to the right and drills a dangerous cross into the box which Di Maria lets run, but it's Walker that collects it behind him.
30' CHANCE! Gundogan squares the ball to De Bruyne and he steps away from Herrera before trying to curl a shot towards the far top corner. Navas is beaten, but it sails just over the top of the crossbar.
28' It looks like Foden has nowhere to go, but he manages to scoop it over Maquinhos towards De Bruyne. Florenzi keeps his eye on it though and manages to poke it away from the Belgian off the stretch to prevent a shooting opportunity.
26' PSG are trying to play out from the back, but a loose pass from Diallo is intercepted by De Bruyne. He touches it through to Foden, who tries to dribble through the defenders ahead of him, but he's blocked off by Kimpembe.
24' Neymar is making a great run through the middle into the box and Di Maria plays a throughball over the top to try and pick him out. There's too much on the pass though and Ederson is quickly off his line to clear it.
Ander Herrera
Yellow Card
PSG
22' Herrera is shown the first yellow card for dissent after he showed his frustration at a free-kick going against him.
20' Kimpembe was accidentally caught in the head by Stones as they went in for an aerial challenge and the PSG defender has stayed down. He receives some treatment on it and is going to be able to carry on.
19' CLOSE! Silva takes too long to clear his lines and Di Maria is quickly in to nick it off him. Ederson is still of his line so he takes the shot quickly but it's always curling away from the near post.
17' OFF THE BAR! The corner is initially cleared by City, but PSG get it back and are on the attack again. Di Maria picks out Marquinhos at the far post and he rises above everyone else to head it on, but it bounces off the top of the crossbar.
15' Neymar cuts inside from the left and is driving into the box when Gundogan clips his heels to bring him down. He takes the free-kick that he won, but a deflection off the wall takes it out for a corner.
13' PSG still need to score twice here to stand a chance of making it to the final and they're moving the ball upfield much quicker now. Herrera switches it out to Neymar on the right, but Zinchenko doesn't give him any time on the ball and he puts it straight out of play.
R. Mahrez
Goal
Manchester City
11' MAHREZ SCORES! It starts with a wonderful long pass upfield from Ederson to pick out Zinchenko down the left and he pulls it back for De Bruyne. His shot from the edge of the box is blocked by Marquinhos in the middle but the defender plays it straight to Mahrez who drills it across goal, past Navas and into the far bottom corner. 1-0 City!
10' City are keeping the ball better now after a bright start from PSG and the hosts are patiently playing out from the back. PSG are sitting deep and they can't find a way through at the moment.
8' OVERTURNED! The referee is asked to go over and have a look at the VAR monitor and the replays show that the ball bounced off Zinchenko's shoulder. It's only a quick check and the referee overturns his original decision.
7' PENALTY TO PSG! The cross is swung into the box by Neymar on the left and it beats everyone at the near post and Zinchenko clears it at the back. The PSG players are screaming for handball and the referee points to the spot.
6' PSG are finding some joy down their left early on here and Neymar cuts inside before drilling a shot which is blocked by Dias. City can't clear their lines though and it falls to Di Maria, but Silva gets in the way of his effort.
4' Mahrez links up well with Silva down the right, playing a one-two with him to open up some space for a cross, but he ends up hitting it against Diallo and PSG pass themselves out of danger.
2' PSG are seeing a lot of the ball in the opening minutes but are being stopped from pushing upfield by a couple of late City challenges. They do get it into Neymar down the left, but he can't pick out Icardi with his cross into the box.
1' Icardi gets the game underway for PSG!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
City are unbeaten in all four previous European meetings with PSG (W2 D2), winning their last home match against them in April 2016 in the second leg of that season's Champions League quarter-final.
Mauricio Pochettino makes three changes to his side from last Wednesday, with Diallo Herrera and Icardi all coming in. Mbappe is fit enough for the bench after missing the Lens game with a calf injury, with Bakker also a substitute. Idrissa Gueye is suspended after his red card in that match.
Pep Guardiola makes just two changes to the team that started the first leg last week as he brings in Fernandinho and Zinchenko. Cancelo and Rodri both drop to the bench.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN SUBS: Julian Draxler, Moise Kean, Layvin Kurzawa, Thilo Kehrer, Colin Dagba, Mathyas Randriamamy, Mitchel Bakker, Kylian Mbappe, Rafinha, Pablo Sarabia, Sergio Rico, Danilo Pereira.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Keylor Navas; Alessandro Florenzi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo; Ander Herrera, Leandro Paredes; Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, Neymar; Mauro Icardi.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Scott Carson, Raheem Sterling, Zack Steffen, Sergio Aguero, Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Ferran Torres, Rodrigo, Aymeric Laporte.
MANCHESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden.
Less than a week ago, it was City that came out on top after a brilliant second-half performance saw them seal a 2-1 away win in the first leg as they look to reach their first European final for 51 years. They followed that up with a 2-0 victory at the weekend against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. As for PSG, they bounced back by beating Lens 2-1 in the league on Saturday. They've lost their last two Champions League matches, but they need a win today if they want to reach their second consecutive final.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium!