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Man City is close to the Champions League final with two goals against Paris Saint-Germain


Manchester City put ahead in the Champions League final, after the precious victory over Paris Saint-Germain, two goals to one, in the match that brought the two teams together, Wednesday evening, at the "Parc des Princes" stadium, in the first leg of the semi-finals of the competition.


The first half ended with Saint-Germain advancing with a goal scored by Brazilian Marquinhos with a superb header in the 15th minute, following an elaborate cross by Angel Di Maria from a corner kick.


Paris Saint-Germain was the better party throughout the events of the first half, and its players posed a great danger to the opponent's goal.


City's most dangerous attacks were through Phil Foden in the 42nd minute, after he fired a powerful ball from inside the penalty area, which was deftly saved by goalkeeper Keylor Navas.


The Manchester City team began the second half, controlling the events of the meeting, in order to achieve the equalizer, while Paris Saint-Germain relied on counter-attacks, which were very dangerous thanks to the speed of Kylian Mbappe.


Belgian Kevin De Bruyne scored the equalizer for City in the 64th minute, after passing a cross that deceived Keylor Navas, Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, and settled in the left corner of his own goal.


Algerian star Riad Mehrez scored the second goal for City in the 71st minute, with great skill from a direct free kick that settled to the right of Navas.



Senegalese Idrissa Jana Gay, player of Paris Saint-Germain, was sent off in the 77th minute after a violent intervention on Ilkay Gundogan.


The return match between the two teams will be held at Manchester City's Al Ittihad Stadium, next Tuesday.


Paris Saint-Germain against Man City

The qualifier will face the two matches between Paris Saint-Germain against Man City in the final match with the winner of the match between Real Madrid and Chelsea, after the two teams drew 1-1 in the stronghold of the royal team.


Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the Champions League semi-finals, after defeating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the first leg of the quarter-finals at the "Allianz Arena", and losing to them 0-1 in the second leg.


Manchester City also rose to the same round, after defeating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in aggregate, the home and away matches.


The Paris Saint-Germain summit against Manchester City, in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, was directed by German referee Felix Brisch.


Paris Saint-Germain

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas.


Defensive line: Florenzi - Marquinhos - Kempembe - Bakier.


Midfielders: Marco Verratti - Idrissa Jaya - Paredes.


Offensive line: Angel de Maria - Neymar - Kilian Mbappe.


Manchester City

Goalkeepers: Ederson.


Defensive line: Walker - Robin Diaz - Stones - Cancelo.


Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne - Rodri - Gundogan.


Offensive line: Riyad Mahrez - Bernardo Silva - Phil Foden.

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