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DIRECT. Manchester City - PSG: Paris without Mbappé, with Icardi and Herrera


PSG faces Manchester City this Tuesday evening, a week after their defeat at the Parc des Princes (1-2). The kick-off of the semi-final ret

The essential

  • Paris is doomed to the exploit this evening.

    Defeated two goals to one in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino's men must score at least two goals to hope for a qualification in the final of the competition.

  • Kylian Mbappé will start on the bench.

    Affected in the right calf, the Parisian number 7 had not trained with his teammates on Monday, the day before the match.

  • "We will have to be eleven warriors," warned Marco Verratti on the eve of the meeting.

    During a press conference, the Italian midfielder of PSG insisted on the solidarity that Paris will have to show tonight.

Follow the pre-game

9 p.m.

Let's go to Manchester!

The Parisians have just kicked off this semi-final return leg.

8:58 p.m.


The players enter the lawn of the Etihad Stadium!

8:55 p.m.

Pep Guardiola's men have also taken their marks.

The Spanish coach could qualify for

his first Champions League final since leaving FC Barcelona in 2012.


🔷 #ManCity |

- Manchester City (@ManCity) May 4, 2021

8:50 p.m.

The images of Parisians warming up.

Only 10 minutes before kick-off!

👀👀👀 # UCL |


- Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 4, 2021

8:40 p.m.

Marquinhos, scorer in the first leg and captain of the day, equals Bernard Lama among the most capped Parisians in history with

318 appearances in the jersey of PSG


The Brazilian is ranked 6th in the standings, 25 lengths from fifth, Safet Susic and his 343 appearances.

As a reminder, the top 5 is made up of: Jean-Marc Pilorget (435), Sylvain Armand (380), Marco Verratti (346), Paul Le Guen (344) and, therefore, Safet Susic (343).

𝗟𝗲 1⃣1⃣ 𝗱𝗲 𝗱𝗲́𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁!

👊🔴🔵 # UCL |


- Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 4, 2021

8:28 p.m.

The match will be refereed by Bjorn Kuipers.

PSG are undefeated in matches led by the Dutch.

In six games: three wins and three draws.

A good sign for Parisians?

8:15 p.m.


"We believe in us, we think we can do something special"

, assured Pochettino at the microphone of RMC Sport less than an hour before kick-off.

The PSG coach returned to the non-tenure of Mbappé.

“We made the best decision for everyone.

Even though he did everything he could to, it was impossible for him to start the match.

He is in the team and we will see what happens during the meeting, ”he said.

Pochettino relies on a “flexible” gaming system.

“We can play in 4-3-3, in 4-2-3-1, we will be flexible during the match.

In any case, we prepared in a different way, ”he said.

8:06 p.m.

Two changes for Manchester City.

Fernandinho replaces Rodri in midfield.

Cancelo gives way to Zinchenko on the left side.

Goalscorers in the first leg, De Bruyne and Mahrez will logically be followed from the start of the meeting.

City eleven:

Ederson - Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko - B. Silva, Fernandinho (cap.), Gündogan - Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden.

The compo of City 🔥 💙

XI |

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (C), Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, De Bruyne


Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Laporte, Rodrigo, Torres, Mendy, Cancelo

🔷 #ManCity

- Manchester City (@ManCityFra) May 4, 2021



PSG do not start as favorites when it comes to the return semi-final,

but the Parisians have a few assets that give them reason to hope.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have notably performed well away this season, with victories at Old Trafford (1-3) against Manchester United in the group stage, on the lawn of Camp Nou (1-4) against at Barça and more recently at the Allianz Arena in Munich, against the defending champion (2-3).

7:45 p.m.

It's hailing in Manchester!

Deluge on the Etihad Stadium a little less than 1h30 from the kickoff of the meeting.

☔ It's a deluge of hail on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

In Munich, the extreme conditions were quite successful for the Parisians. # RMCChampions #UCL

- RMC Sport (@RMCsport) May 4, 2021

7:40 p.m.

Aulas bear for a day!

The President of Olympique Lyonnais wanted to support PSG on Twitter.

“We are all Parisians tonight,” he said.

@OL @LFPfr @FFF @PSG_inside We are all Parisians tonight in the 1/2 final of the Champion's League 🙏🍀👍

- Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) May 4, 2021

7:30 p.m.

With Herrera and Icardi!

As announced at the end of the afternoon, Kylian Mbappé will start the meeting on the bench.

Mauricio Pochettino has therefore chosen to line up Icardi at the forefront.

To replace the suspended Gueye, Herrera is chosen in midfield.

Finally, on the left side of the Parisian defense, Bakker gives way to Diallo.

The eleven of PSG

 : Navas - Florenzi, Marquinhos (cap.), Kimpembe, Diallo - Paredes, Herrera - Di Maria, Verratti, Neymar - Icardi


"We will have to be eleven warriors" warned Marco Verratti on Monday.

During a press conference, the Italian midfielder of PSG insisted on the solidarity that Paris will have to show tonight.

“We know we have nothing to lose,” he said.

7:10 p.m.

Parisians on their way to the Etihad Stadium.

The players have left their hotel, in the rain, and are heading towards this semi-final return of the Champions League.

It's time, gentlemen!

⏰ # UCL |


- Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 4, 2021

7 p.m. Good evening and welcome to follow the semi-final second leg of the Champions League between Manchester City and PSG! A week after their defeat at the Parc des Princes (1-2), the Parisians find the men of Pep Guardiola. Kick-off scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Etihad Stadium.

Source: leparis

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