The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Where to see City-PSG and five questions around the match


Everything you need to know before the semi-final second leg of the Champions League between City and PSG on Tuesday.

Where to watch Manchester City-PSG?

Kick-off of Manchester City-PSG, semi-final second leg of the Champions League, this Tuesday at 9 p.m.

It will be to follow on

RMC Sport 1

and of course live commented on our site, with Teddy Vadeevaloo.

What happened in the first leg?

Two rooms, two atmospheres. Initially brilliant, Paris Saint-Germain had achieved "a very good first period, perhaps the best half since we are there", as indicated by Mauricio Pochettino. A performance magnified by the helmet blow of the Marquinhos copy within 15 minutes of play. And after the break? Lights out on the Parisian side, while Manchester City rediscovered its colors and its game, its identity. Paris clearly dominated, unable to get out of the English embrace, but not overwhelmed, with ultimately relatively little danger on Keylor Navas' goal. Alas, on two "accidents" dixit Pochettino, a cross from Kevin De Bruyne and a free kick from Riyad Mahrez who pierced the wall, City had reversed the deal and pocketed a precious victory (1-2). Add to that the expulsion of Idrissa Gueye,and you get a nightmare-like second half for Paris Saint-Germain.



- Verratti before City-PSG:" We are not aliens, we will necessarily suffer "



- Guardiola before Manchester City-PSG: "I hope that Mbappé will play, for football"

What scores send PSG to the final?

To reach the final, Mauricio Pochettino's players will have to win at the Etihad Stadium, this is the first condition. In the event of a draw or defeat, they will certainly take the door. That's not all. With the 1-2 setback in the first leg at the Parc des Princes, they will have to score at least twice to pass the obstacle of Manchester City! Clearly, Paris would be guaranteed to pass with a success by two goals or more. A 1-0 victory would be insufficient, a 2-1 success would be synonymous with extra time or even penalties. With one goal to their advantage and three or more goals scored (2-3, 3-4 ...), the Parisians would go to Istanbul, where the final will be played on May 29, against Real Madrid or Chelsea (1- 1 on the way).

What do the statistics say?

Unsurprisingly, they are clearly not in favor of PSG. The capital club will try to achieve what only 7% of the teams beaten 1-2 at home in the first leg have done in the European Cup since the 1970-71 season. “We had a very tough first leg against Manchester City, but we have to believe it, no matter what the stats say or our percentage of chances of winning. I think that every Parisian must believe in us! ”Swears Neymar Jr, on the PSG website.

Which absent?

Expelled six days ago, the Parisian Idrissa Gueye will miss the call this Tuesday, in England. Suspended for two matches by UEFA, the Senegalese would also miss the final, in case of qualification. On the side of Manchester City, only Eric Garcia (sick) is absent. But the Spanish defender would probably not have started in all cases ... Remains a major question. It concerns Kylian Mbappé. Package against Lens (2-1) on Saturday with a contracture in the right calf, the 22-year-old world champion resumed training on Monday, in Manchester, individually. “He's going to play,” guesses Pep Guardiola. Pochettino is not (at all) so sure. "Worried? Of course, he

blurted out




But we are a team, a great team.

All the players in the squad can play.

If Kylian was not available, the team has the means and the qualities to play and try to win without him.

That's the goal: to qualify for the final. ”



- Manchester City-PSG: Mauricio Pochettino must find the levers 



- Neymar Jr before City-PSG: "We must believe in it and every Parisian must believe in us"

What type of match can you expect?

For the Parisians, it would be better to hope that the second leg will resemble the first 45 minutes of the first leg ... In any case, City will not camp in front of their goal to defend the advantage acquired in the first leg. Not the kind of house. "Trying to defend and keep the result is not us," said John Stones on Monday. It is rather good news for PSG, which will thus have opportunities and spaces on the offensive plan. One thing is certain: the Reds and Blues are confident and hungry. "Those who don't believe in it, don't bother going there," said Marquinhos after going. "I will do everything to bring this qualification back, whatever happens, even if it is necessary to die on the field", promises Neymar Jr. "There must be 11 warriors on the field", affirms Marco Verratti,slippery that it would be necessary to be "aliens" not to suffer in front of City. “We're going to suffer, that's for sure. But we will have to suffer all together, ”adds the Italian.

Read also

  • Champions League: schedule and results

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-05-03

You may like

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy