Bayern conqueror Paris Saint-Germain will face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
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Paris Saint-Germain - Manchester City -: - (- :-), Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Manchester City want to go to the final for the first time - or will PSG move into the final like last year?
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Paris - In the semi-finals of the Champions League * there is a giants duel between Paris Saint-Germain * and Manchester City *.
Both clubs prevailed against two Bundesliga heavyweights in the quarter-finals.
PSG bowled last year's winner FC Bayern out of the competition, Manchester City got the upper hand against Borussia Dortmund.
The dream of the first handle pot in the club's history should finally be fulfilled.
PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: "Will it be more difficult than against Bayern?"
It is no secret that the premier class has top priority for the city bosses from Abu Dhabi and for coach Pep Guardiola, even if the Spaniard recently described the almost certain championship in the Premier League as the “most important title” in the “most beautiful competition”. The ex-Bayern coach tried with such statements to inconspicuously dampen expectations in Europe. In vain.
For the first time under Guardiola, who had won the competition as a coach twice with FC Barcelona, City is in the semi-finals.
The pressure and fear of a premature end is still great, even if no one likes to express it.
Today's PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino threw the Guardiola-Elf out of the premier class with Tottenham Hotspur two years ago - thanks to the away goals rule, through which Paris now also sent Bayern home in the quarter-finals.
“Will it be more difficult than against Bayern?” Asked the Argentine the day before the first leg against Manchester City in Paris.
"We do not know that.
We're calm and we know we have to fight to beat such a great team. "
PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: "Qatar plays against Abu Dhabi"
There is also pressure at PSG.
France's series champions only failed in the final against Bayern last year.
For the billionaire club owners from Qatar, winning the premier class has long been above all else - and President and CEO Nasser bin Ghanim al-Khelaifi has to deliver.
In view of the ownership structure of the clubs supported by the sheikhs, legendary coach Ewald Lienen blasphemed about the Champions League semi-finals: "Qatar is playing against Abu Dhabi."
Spicy: Al-Khelaifi is said to have tried to sign Guardiola a year ago - the PSG coach was still called Thomas Tuchel.
Its proximity to the emirate of Qatar may also have played a role.
Guardiola will represent the hated competitor in Paris' Prinzenpark on Wednesday.
PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: German duel - Draxler vs. Gündogan
German teams are no longer represented in the semi-finals of the Champions League, but all four remaining representatives have German national players. Ilkay Gündogan from Manchester City finally wants to fulfill his dream of pot pot. Eight years ago he met Bayern in the final with Borussia Dortmund, even scored a goal - and lost 2-1. “In all honesty, this final is still haunting me. I want this trophy so badly, ”said Gündogan.
The native of Gelsenkirchen has already won so many trophies in England alone: The triumph with City at the weekend in the English League Cup was his ninth title on the island.
This makes him the most successful German at an English club, on par with Dietmar Hamann.
With one small but subtle difference: Hamann also triumphed in the Champions League in 2005 with Liverpool FC.
On the other side, Gündogan meets two ex-Schalke players with Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler.
Draxler played big in the semi-final duels against FC Bayern and was therefore associated with a commitment to the German record champions *.
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