Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Manchester City beat PSG to book first Champions League final

Manchester City cemented their Champions League spot on Tuesday by beating rival Paris Saint-Germain to book a place in the final.

The host took an early lead when Riyad Mahrez completed an amazing move that was started off by goalkeeper Ederson to extend their aggregate to 3-1 following their first win in France.

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French striker Kylian Mbappe was sidelined for the clash due to an injury and had little hope to qualify until when Zinchenko gave the visitors a penalty which was quickly overturned after review.

PSG who were with Neymar for the night failed to convert chances as Manchester City players defended very well throughout the clash.

Youngster Phil Foden found Mahrez who once again doubled the lead and his goal tally to silence Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the second half. City will now look forward to the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola writes history

The win was once again the greatest win for coach Pep Guardiola who was with a team without the likes of Lionel Messi and could reach a Champions League final.

At the end of the normal time, the celebrations at Manchester City was clear demonstration of the achievement completed.

Already, the Premier League giants ae on course to lift the league tittle if they beat rivals Chelsea in their next fixture.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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