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90' + 3'
Gabriel Jesus
Yellow Card
80'
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
76'
Gabriel Jesus
Bernardo Silva
2 - 1
63'
R. Sterling
Gabriel Jesus
1 - 1
50'
K. Mbappé
Goal
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
54% 45%
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3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 595 519
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Manchester City MCI Manchester City 5 4 0 1 17 8 +9 12 W W W L W
2 PSG PSG PSG 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2 8 L D W W D
3 RB Leipzig RBL RB Leipzig 5 1 1 3 13 13 0 4 W D L L L
4 Club Brugge CLU Club Brugge 5 1 1 3 5 16 -11 4 L L L W D

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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League

Commentary

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So with that 2-1 win, City will progress through to the knock-out stages as group winners. PSG needn't worry too much though, as Leipzig's emphatic 5-0 win over Club Brugge in Belgium means that neither the Parisians nor Mancunians can be caught in Group A, and their passage to the next stage of this Champions League is signed, sealed, and delivered with a game to spare.
Although he didn't score or assist in the match, Riyad Mahrez did pick up a secondary assist, for Jesus' winner, and that accompanies five shots, of which three were on target, three key passes, four good crosses, four fouls won, and surprisingly, a team-high five tackles won! An all action performance from the Algerian, to say the least.
What. A. Game. That was a European tie for the ages as the football on show was so entertaining that the game could be studied by future footballing generations. The result, though, is what Manchester City will care about and that 2-1 victory seals their place as group winners! It was a largely dominant performance from Pep Guardiola's side who, despite going a goal down, recovered through two goals from Sterling and Jesus to cap a fantastic match!
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN.
90' + 3' Di Maria floats a diagonal ball into the box towards Mbappe, but Ederson rises highest to collect the cross in the last action of the match!
Gabriel Jesus
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Neymar and Mbappe fly forward for one last attack, but Jesus intervenes by cynically fouling his Brazil international team-mate, and is booked.
90' + 1' Neymar looks inside and tries to find Di Maria on a run down the right, but the pass is just a tad too heavy and goes out for a goal kick.
90' We'll play three more minutes of injury time, as City look to hold onto their slender lead.
88' Mahrez looks to attack for City once again, but is fouled by Kimpembe. That's not what PSG need as they try to rescue this match.
86' City aren't slowing down whatsoever, and continue to fly forward at every chance. On this occasion, a forward venture by Walker sees him place a fantastic ball across goal, but no one arrives to latch onto it and the chance goes begging.
84' A beautiful throughball from the outside of Cancelo's boot finds Jesus in the box. He tries to create space for a shot, but is crowded out and dispossessed by Marquinhos and Kimpembe.
82' Since coming on just 28 minutes ago, Jesus already has a goal, an assist, two blocked shots and has won all of his on-the-ball duels!!
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
80' Cancelo slides into a challenge rather recklessly and catches Messi late, and is booked for his troubles.
78' This is one hell of a Champions League fixture, and even though City have well and truly re-established their dominance, it's still far too close to call at the moment.
Bernardo Silva
Assist
76' That goal was so, so well worked, and typifies Pep Guardiola's side at their very best. The final ball from Silva was just perfect, and that goal has sent the Etihad into a frenzy!
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
76' GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! It's 2-1 to City!!!!!!! Gundogan advances down the right and cuts the ball back to Mahrez. His cross to Silva sees the Portuguese tap it across to Jesus, who taps it past Navas and into the back of the net!!!!
75' CLOSE!!! Jesus crosses from the right, and the ball hits three pairs of PSG legs on its way through to the intended target of Silva before Navas gratefully gathers!
74' WIDE!!! PSG play right through the City defence, and Neymar rounds Stones to find himself one-on-one with Ederson. It's a horrible finish through, as the Brazilian puts the ball two yards wide of the post! He really should've done better there...
72' Kimpembe has made a team-high four clearances and three blocks in a very busy defensive performance for PSG, and also has a key pass on the attack.
70' SAVED!!! Silva spots the run of Jesus and finds him, and the City striker turns to shoot on the angle, forcing a save from Navas as he tips it over the bar!!! It's pulled back for offside anyway, but since the equaliser, it's been all City.
68' A long ball towards Stones sees him forced to head backwards under pressure from Marquinhos, before Rodri fires the ball high and wide into the stands at the Etihad.
Á. Di María
I. Gueye
67' Gueye is withdrawn for Di Maria as PSG look to fight attack with attack.
T. Kehrer
Nuno Mendes
67' Mendes' injury means he can't carry on, and Thilo Kehrer comes on for him.
66' Silva and Mendes collide, and with the latter down injured, play is brought back despite the City forward wanting to carry on.
65' That's Sterling's first shot on goal, and that finish comes off the back of producing a team-high three key passes already, as well as competing in 11 duels too!
Gabriel Jesus
Assist
63' Jesus gets the assist, but the pass and run from Rodri and Walker respectively were the architects of that equaliser. The crowd's lifted too with that goal and this game just continues to electrify more and more.
R. Sterling
Goal
63' GOOOOALLLL!!! Finally, City have their goal!!! Walker shoots forward and Rodri finds him, before crossing on the volley across the face of goal. It's through the legs of Jesus, and Sterling is there to tap it into the far corner to level the scores at 1-1!!! What a game we have going on here!
61' CLOSE!!! A short corner routine sees Walker tee up Mahrez on a continuing run, and he fires through a sea of bodies straight into Navas' hands!
Danilo Pereira
Ander Herrera
61' Herrera can't carry on, and Danilo Pereira comes on in his place.
59' City counter themselves and there's a fracas going on as City continue their attack with Herrera down injured. Boos ring out across the Etihad when play is eventually stopped.
58' Messi, Mbappe and Neymar race forward on the counter and it's three-on-three. Messi receives it on the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked by the arrival of Dias, and City survive yet another scare.
56' Neymar and Mbappe link up and the latter fires a pass across the face of goal. Paredes is arriving, but Dias is present to intercept and clear the danger for City.
Rodri
Yellow Card
55' Paredes gets to a loose ball ahead of Rodri and is caught immediately by the City midfielder, who subsequently receives the first booking of the game.
55' A frankly amazing touch on the volley from Mbappe sends Hakimi scorching down the right-hand side in acres of space. PSG have runners, but Hakimi passes early and it's a poor ball which Cancelo easily intercepts.
Gabriel Jesus
O. Zinchenko
54' Pep Guardiola introduces the first of his substitutes, as the more attacking Gabriel Jesus comes on for Zinchenko.
52' It's only Mbappe's second shot of the game, but his first on-target ended up where most do - in the back of the net! That's his 29th in just 50 Champions League games.
K. Mbappé
Goal
50' GOOOOOALLLLL!!!! PSG LEAD!!! Messi and Herrera play a lovely one-two on the edge of the box, and Messi's cross is deflected right into the path of Mbappe. He sets himself, and then fires a low shot straight through Ederson's legs and PSG lead 1-0!
49' PSG’s Messi has scored seven goals in seven UEFA Champions League appearances against Manchester City. He’s only scored more against one other English team, with nine in just six games against Arsenal.
47' CLOSE!!! Rodri chips a fantastic throughball for Gundogan to latch onto, and with Navas stranded, his dinked shot towards goal is headed behind by Kimpembe! City are flagged for offside and the chance is gone, but it's an early indication of their intentions in this second half!
46' City kick off, and we are off and running for the second half!
It's nearly time for the second half to begin, as both teams re-enter the fray at the Etihad!
Much of City's attacking impetus has come through Mahrez on the right, who has two key passes and shots on target respectively, as well as leading his teammates in both attempted and successful crosses. PSG will have more work to do in the second half if they're to keep the Algerian at bay for much longer.
We didn't want that half to end, what an entertaining first 45 minutes! City dominated for large spells, and would be at least a goal ahead if not for the magnificent defending of PSG's centre-backs and goalkeeper. Kimpembe, Marquinhos and Navas were the key men for the away side in that first half, and Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to his options further forward to help PSG wrestle their way back into this contest!
45' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 0-0 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN.
44' OVER!!! Gueye and Messi dispossess Rodri and the latter flies forward. He has Mbappe to his left, isolating Stones, but upon receiving the ball the France striker curls his shot just over the bar! It's been City on the front foot almost exclusively so far, but that shot showcases just how dangerous PSG can be with just one chance.
42' Mbappe has the ball on the byline and looks to get around Rodri. He appears to have done so, but the City midfielder forces him out and the PSG forward inadvertently carries the ball over the goal-line.
40' Messi does get a touch and immediately beats Sterling and Zinchenko. He gets around Cancelo, but is taken out by the city defender as he looks to cut inside and wins a free-kick for PSG.
39' City are camped in the PSG half at the moment, and PSG's front-three haven't been able to get a sniff of the ball in the last few minutes. One. Way. Traffic.
37' It's not been the best start from them, but PSG haven’t won any of their last three away games in the Champions League, drawing twice, and could go without an away victory in the group stage of the competition in a single season for the first time since 2004-05.
35' Mahrez again creates shooting space for himself, but once more he's denied, as Kimpembe blocks the shot and PSG survive again!
34' SAVED!! City come back for more, and this time Silva does very, very well to turn and shoot, forcing Navas into a low, fingertip save as he pushes the ball away from the bottom corner!
33' OFF THE POST!!! How have City not scored, again? Their players flood the box and Silva cuts it back to Gundogan on the edge of the box. PSG are at sixes and sevens, but Gundogan's shot cannons back off the left post and comes back out! It's frantic at the moment and City are definitely the side in control!
32' Mahrez feeds Silva on the goal-line and he crosses into the six-yard box. Marquinhos looks to head clear, but it deflects backwards and Navas has to get down to catch the ball!
30' Only Bayern Munich have scored more goals than City’s 15 in the Champions League this season. The Citizens are averaging 3.4 expected goals (xG) per game in the competition this term; the highest per game average by a team in the group stage in a single campaign. They've already created chances aplenty in the first half-hour of this game, too.
28' BLOCKED!!! At the other end, Silva fires a cross straight past the goal to Sterling at the far post. He cuts the ball back to Zinchenko, whose clinical shot is blocked my Marquinhos! That was a last-ditch, perfectly timed block, and PSG survive once more!
27' SAVED!!! Mendes has little in the way of options and is stranded on his own, but drives past Walker's inside shoulder and into the box. He shoots from the edge of the area with his weak foot, and Ederson has to get down quickly to make the save!
26' PSG have only won one of their five meetings against City in the Champions League, only having a lower win rate in at least five games against one team, Real Madrid.
24' After some great work by Hakimi and Herrera to get out of trouble deep in their own end, PSG race forward in numbers. Gueye and Mendes link up down the left, and Walker's forced to deflect the latter's cross away for a throw-in deep inside City's half.
22' SAVED!!! Sterling cuts inside from the left and dinks a fantastic throughball forward with Zinchenko steaming onto it. He shoots on the angle and it's on-target, but Navas gets down to make a good save and divert the ball away!
21' Mahrez receives the ball on the right, and cuts inside to cross into a crowded box. Gundogan arrives late to latch onto the cross, but his header is just wide of the right-hand post!
19' WIDE!!!! The corner is swung in, and Dias is arriving at the far post. His diving header goes just wide, but it takes another deflection on the way through, this time off Kimpembe!
18' BLOCKED!!! City fly forward at pace and a cut-back in the box is collected by Mahrez. He takes a touch and shoots for the top corner, which deflects off Hakimi and flies just over Navas' crossbar! That Hakimi intervention saved a certain goal, and City have a corner!
17' OFFSIDE!!!! Mendes and Neymar link up down the left and the Brazilian cuts inside to shoot. He looks to sneak a shot past the trailing leg of the diving Ederson, but it hits the offside Mendes on the way through and play is brought back!
15' City suffered a 2-0 defeat in their most recent meeting back in September. The Citizens, however, have won both of their games against the French side on home soil in the Champions League – 1-0 in April 2016 and 2-0 in May 2021.
14' Messi and Mbappe link up on the edge of City's box. Mbappe tries to create shooting space, but Cancelo's there to steal the ball and possession changes hands once more.
12' Gueye passes forward to Messi and continues his run. with Hakimi also in support, the Argentinian looks to pick out Gueye, but Dias nips in to intercept the pass and City can get forward once again.
10' Mahrez gets around Mendes and crosses to the back post. Sterling is there to gather, but needs to take a touch before he can shoot. Hakimi doesn't give him the liberty of time though, and nicks the ball off the England winger to set PSG away on the counter.
8' Herrera gifts Silva a chance to run with a sloppy backpass. He feeds Zinchenko who, despite Mahrez being in space, looks to shoot, but Paredes gets back to recover possession for PSG.
6' OFF THE LINE!!!! The free-kick's swung in and Rodri rises highest to head it towards goal. It beats Navas but Kimpembe is there to head the ball off the line! Mahrez strikes the follow-up against the side netting, but that's a first proper chance in this encounter!
5' Walker comes forward on the fly and feeds Mahrez. He should look to pass but keeps hold of the ball, rounding Mendes before Kimpembe arrives on the scene and fouls the City winger.
4' Leading the line for PSG tonight, Kylian Mbappe makes his 50th Champions League appearance. At 22 years and 339 days, he’s the second-youngest outfield player to reach 50 appearances in the competition, and is only eight days older than Cesc Fabregas was when he hit the milestone in 2010.
2' Cancelo spots the run forward of Silva and passes low diagonally into the box. It's a good ball, but Kimpembe is there to cut it out and the attack is thwarted.
1' Mbappe kicks off for PSG, and this game is underway!
The teams are out onto the pitch at a packed Etihad Stadium, and this game should be one to remember!
PSG’s midfield of Paredes, Herrera and Gueye will also contain plenty of bite and aggression, playing behind the Paris club’s mesmeric three-pronged attack of Neymar, Mbappe, and Lionel Messi, who scored the second goal in PSG’s 2-0 home win over City in September.
After creating a hat-trick of assists in City’s 4-1 thumping of Brugge in their previous match, Joao Cancelo once again starts at left-back for Pep Guardiola’s side. Ahead of him is Oleksandr Zinchenko, also a regular in that position for City, who starts as one-third of an industrious midfield alongside Rodri and Gundogan.
PARIS SAINT–GERMAIN SUBS: Denis Franchi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi, Angel di Maria, Danilo Pereira, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Eric Ebimbe.
PARIS SAINT–GERMAIN (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Scott Carson, Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Cole Palmer, James McAtee.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling.
Visitors PSG, though, beat City 2-0 at the Parc des Princes in September, and will be just as confident of getting a result away from home to overtake the hosts as group leaders.
It’s a clash of the titans at the top of group A, with leaders Manchester City knowing that a win in this game will secure them top spot, and a home tie in the upcoming knockout stages.
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of this UEFA Champions League group stage match, between Manchester City and Paris Saint–Germain.