Manchester City vs PSG, Champions League: The Citizens made history and are in the finalPep Guardiola's team beat the French 2-0 and qualified for the tournament's final
And in the end the best ended up having to pass. After taking the lead with 2-1 in the first leg, Manchester City closed a series to remember against Paris Saint Germain and qualified for the first time in their history to the final of the UEFA Champions League. With a double by Riyad Mahrez, the English team defeated Mauricio Pochettino's team 2-0 and reached the final in Istanbul with a 4-1 aggregate record.
Ángel Di María was expelled from the Parisian team, which had Kylian Mbappé sitting on the substitutes' bench; Mauro Icardi and Leandro Paredes were headlines. Now the English, already with a ticket to Turkey in hand, are waiting for Chelsea or Real Madrid.
The comeback seemed possible when at 6 minutes penalty for the visit by a hand inside the area, but the VAR canceled it correctly. Anyway at 11 a long shot from Ederson to Zinchenko ended in a shot from De Bruyne. The ball bounced off the mark, but Mahrez appeared at the far post to connect and score the 1-0. Marquinhos had the equalizer for Paris with a header, but the ball crashed into the crossbar.
Far from slowing down, Guardiola's team went for everything in the second half and deployed all their repertoire under the snow that fell on Manchester. Finally, the series would end by breaking at 17: Phil Foden led a perfect counter with a wall included with the Belgian midfielder, and after reaching the French area he yielded for the Algerian midfielder, who with absolute tranquility sentenced the 2-0.
Paris Saint Germain went into despair and could not find answers. In fact, Di María saw the direct red after a stomp on Fernandinho's ankle when the ball was no longer in motion. The French began to hit more than due to a City that was getting bigger and bigger.
With the series settled, the Spanish coach sent Kun Agüero to the field, who lives his last games with the Citizen shirt. The Argentine forward played the last 5 minutes, and now he is excited to say goodbye to the club by lifting the most important title of all. But for that there is still a step left, although he has already deservedly assured his place in the great final of the Champions League.
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