Time for soccer history: City of Manchester And Ilkay Gündogan reach for the handle bowl.
Citizens have Paris Saint-Germain Ambiguity has dissolved in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, 2-0 (1-0), and you will be in the European Cup Final on May 29 in Istanbul for the first time.
Manchester had already won the first leg of last year’s final and beat Bayern 2-1. A long wait ends for City Star coach Pep Guardiola.
Gündogan is proud of the ManCity Team
Riyad Mahrez (11, 63) removed all doubts in his double group – thus also calming down the delicate nerves of Guardiola, who had failed in his last eight attempts with Barcelona and Bayern Munich and since 2017 with City at the latest. In the semifinals.
“I don’t think we were in control. But we were very influential, as in the first leg. We scored goals at the right moments,” said Mahrez, the match winner, explaining the teams.
Guardiola concluded, “I am very proud. We suffered a lot today, and we are not used to defending much. We were lucky that Mbappe was unable to play.”
Paris Saint-Germain is losing its nerve
Paris Saint-Germain striker Angel Di Maria received a red card (69) due to lack of restraint when it was all over.
Manchester’s opponent will be decided in the most important match in the club’s history on Wednesday between Chelsea and Real Madrid (the first leg 1-1).
Before kick-off, it rained heavily, and the lawn at Etihad Stadium marked the start of winter in May, especially in the early stages. Paris, who laid the foundations for a quarter-final lead against defending champions FC Munich 3-2 away, handled the difficult task with determination.
In the seventh minute, referee Bjorn Kuipers awarded the guests a penalty kick. Dutch video images were refuted, but City left back Alexander Zinchenko touched the ball with his shoulder. (UEFA Champions League Results and Table)
Manchester brutally hit the other side after just four minutes. Goalkeeper Ederson opened a counterattack with a powerful blow to advanced Zenchenko.
A Ukrainian found ex-Bundesliga star Kevin De Bruyne in the middle. The Belgian shot deflected and fell into Mahrez, who completed from an acute angle.
Paris Saint-Germain is fighting
Paris Saint-Germain did not give up, however, their best stage has now passed. Head of the Forward Defense Marquinhos failed with a header on the crossbar (17), and shortly afterwards Di Maria narrowly missed the homeowners’ goal after a bug in construction.
The fact that world champion Kylian Mbappe was unable to participate due to calf issues was evident in the Paris Saint-Germain match. “It can’t be an excuse for us. Of course you need luck and we want all the players to be available. It’s a pity that he couldn’t play. But that’s no excuse, I’m still proud of the boys,” Pochettino said for his best striker failure.
Halfway through the first half, City adjusted again and made life difficult for the French champions, as Paris Saint-Germain internationals Julian Draxler and Tello Kahrer were forced to watch from the bench.
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Paris star Neymar, for example, who pre-picked martial words, found no space for his frightening steps, and the event sometimes resembled a handball game.
Guardiola again in the final
Guardiola, who had already celebrated 30 titles as coach but won “only” first-class with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, saw Mehrez’s next opportunity for his team in the third minute of injury time.
After changing sides, the rain removed the last visible traces of winter. City with discreet distributor of the ball Gundogan, who lost the final match to Bayern Munich 1: 2 with Borussia Dortmund in 2013, managed the match and continued to put pokes in.
After a perfect counterattack, Mahrez came back and had an easy match.
With Sports Information Service (SID)