Manchester City v PSG : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 03-05-2021 11:06 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date: Tuesday 4th, May, 2021
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Etihad Stadium
Referee Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Manchester City
Guardiola once again has almost everyone fit and motivated for this pivotal encounter, with Eric Garcia the only absentee through illness, and there should be an immediate recall for John Stones, who is still serving a domestic suspension.

Ruben Dias also enjoyed a rare rest at Selhurst Park but will displace Nathan Ake here, while Kyle Walker's return to the side could push Joao Cancelo out to the left over Benjamin Mendy, unless Oleksandr Zinchenko does enough to earn a start.

Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva ought to reprise their roles in midfield as Fernandinho and Aguero drop out, although the latter has affirmed that he is ready to be called upon this week.

A complete overhaul of the forward line should see Kevin De Bruyne continue as a false nine while Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez provide support from out wide, with Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling all dropping out.

Manchester City Champions League form: WWWWWW
Manchester City form (all competitions): WLWWWW

As for PSG, Mbappe's name was nowhere to be seen on the teamsheet for their meeting with Lens, but Pochettino is optimistic that the Frenchman will recover from a minor calf issue in time to lead the line.

There will be no Idrissa Gueye after his red card in the first leg, so Ander Herrera could deputise in the engine room alongside Paredes, especially considering that Danilo Pereira played the full 90 on Saturday.

Colin Dagba suffered a suspected ankle injury against Lens but was always expected to make way for Alessandro Florenzi, while Abdou Diallo is fit again but could find himself on the bench if Mitchel Bakker earns another start in Europe.

Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti were both unused substitutes on Saturday but will displace Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler here, while Mauro Icardi is likely to join the latter two on the bench if Mbappe is indeed passed fit.
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bakker; Paredes, Herrera; Di Maria, Verratti, Neymar; Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain Champions League form: WWDWLL
Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions): LWWWL

Head To Head
Tuesday's second leg represents the fifth meeting between Man City and PSG in all competitions, and the Ligue 1 giants have failed to win any of their previous games against their semi-final opponents.

The only previous meeting at the Etihad came in the 2015-16 Champions League quarter-finals, where a De Bruyne goal saw Man City progress to the final four after a 2-2 draw in Paris.

Having found the back of the net at the Parc des Princes last week, De Bruyne could now become just the second player ever to score in four successive Champions League appearances against PSG - following in the footsteps of current Parisien Neymar.

Prediction: Manchester City 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Posted: at 3-05-2021 11:06 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
- GermoDon at 4-05-2021 08:30 AM (1 week ago)
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Psg go through
Posted: at 4-05-2021 08:30 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac