UEFA Champions League Man City vs PSG Highlights: Mahrez brace sinks PSG to take Man City into maiden final

Man City vs PSG Highlights: Read the highlights from the UEFA Champions League second leg semifinal game between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain played at The Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City players celebrate after scoring the second goal against PSG on Tuesday.   -  AP

Welcome to the highlights of the UEFA Champions League second leg semifinal clash between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain from the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

MATCH REPORT: Mahrez brace powers Man City to PSG win, maiden Champions League final

The referee blows the final whistle. Jubilation in the Manchester City camp as it enters its first ever Champions League final.

For years, City lived under the shadow of Manchester United, it is now their light that shines the brightest in Manchester tonight.

It now awaits the winner of the second semifinal between Chelsea and Real Madrid. Join us for that tomorrow. Until then, it is good bye and stay safe.

2 minutes of added time.

87'  Kimpembe brings down Jesus with a ugly, ugly tackle. He is booked for it.

A third change for City as Sergio Aguero comes on for Phil Foden, who has had a very good game.

82' DOUBLE CHANGE FOR CITY. De Bruyne and Bernado Silva are coming off and in their place Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus will get game time in this second leg.

78' CHANCE FOR CITY as Foden fires in a shot with his left-foot, but the ball strikes the post.

ANOTHER COUPLE OF CHANGES FOR PSG: Danilo and Colin Dagba in for Florenzi and Paredes.

74' De Bruyne is booked for a foul on Marquinhos. This is entering into ugly territory.

Moments later, Zinchenko is shown a yellow card. What is going on out there!

69' RED CARD! Di Maria has been sent off. He stamps Fernandinho on his foot after the ball goes out of play.  There is a VAR check, but that is a clear red. Reckless, reckless work from the Argentine.

63' GOAL!! Mahrez doubles Manchester City's lead.  Exceptional football from the citizens, in particular from De Bruyne and Foden, who puts in the cross and Mahrez puts the ball in the top corner with his left foot. Perfect counter-attacking goal.

62' TWIN CHANGE FOR PSG: Moise Kean comes in for Mauro Icardi. Julian Draxler in for Ander Herrera


55' CHANCE FOR PSG as Neymar sprints down the middle, goes wide, fires in the shot, but Zinchenko bends low, puts his left foot and the blocks the ball out of play.

53' CHANCE FOR CITY! De Bruyne puts in a ball from the middle and Foden has a shot, but it is saved by Navas.

City may have the lead in this fixture, but it does seem like it is in the mood for more. A lot more ball possession for them in the early parts of this half.

50' Diallo brings Mahrez down and it is a free kick for City, which bears no fruit.

The second half is underway. Still no Mbappe for PSG!

PSG needs three second-half goals to clinch an outright win in this tie. Two goals from its end and we enter into extra time territory. Who knows what can happen from there!


This match promised fire before kick-off and we had lots of it in those 45 minutes. The pace was electric at the start and it was City, who took the early lead courtesy Riyad Mahrez, a goal which was created by a fantastic ball from Ederson.

PSG has looked good for most part, but has lacked precision in the final third. The absence of Mbappe has certainly had an impact and it will be interesting to see when Mauricio Pochettino, who was seen sprinting inside when the half-time whistle was blown, introduces the Frenchman.

Can City make history tonight or is there a twist in the tale? Join us in sometime for the second half!

Half-time: Manchester City 1 PSG 0 (Aggregate 3-1)

45+1' Mahrez once again in the thick of action as he fires in a low shot, which is stopped by Navas.

3 minutes of added time!

43' City starts a counter-attack from a failed PSG corner as Bernado Silva sprints down the middle and passes the ball to Mahrez, whose cross to De Bryune near goal, is cleared away by one of the PSG  players.

41' Confident play from City and in particular Phil Foden, who sprints down the middle and puts it a ball to De Bruyne, who again sights Mahrez, but the Algerian's connection in goal is not great.

37' More fire in this fixture as Neymar is involved in a scuffle with Bernado Silva and Fernandinho. It leads to a PSG free kick, but nothing comes out of it.


35' More good play from PSG as Herrera fires in a shot with his left foot that goes over the goal.

30' Half an hour into this fixture. While City has the lead, PSG should not be too disappointed. They have looked good in possession, but lacked precision in the final third and bit of a luck as well. It does look like they are missing Mbappe.

26' Positive play from PSG as Herrera sprints down the middle before letting a pass to Neymar, who runs down the right wing. He passes the ball across to Di Maria, who takes an ambitious shot with his left foot, which flies away.

22' Bernado Silva has got hit on his right ear and that has caused an altercation between PSG and City players and in particular, Ander Herrera, who is booked for trying to be too fiery.

19' CHANCE! A poor underarm ball in from Ederson and Di Maria takes possession and fires in a shot but it is just wide.

16' Marquinhos hits the post. What a chance for PSG.

13' FREE KICK FOR PSG in a dangerous position as Gundagon brings Neymar down. The Brazilian goes for goal, but the ball deflects off the wall and goes out of play. The subsequent corner is cleared away by De Bruyne into safety.

11' GOAL!!!!! Mahrez gives City the lead. Ederson puts in a terrific ball to Zinchenko on the left wing, who passes it to De Bruyne and that falls on Mahrez's right foot and he slots it into the bottom left-corner.

But there will be a VAR check. Looks like the ball came more from Zinchenko's shoulder. The decision is overturned.


6' Twin shots by Neymar and Verratti blocked by the City defence. PSG has had more of the ball in the opening minutes of this half.

JUST A REMINDER: PSG needs to win this match by a margin better than 1-0 to make it to the final.

1' The first piece of action sees Florenzi slip on a challenge by Phil Foden. That is backed by a challenge on Di Maria by Fernandinho. How big a role will the hail play tonight?


The players are out in the middle. The speakers belt out the iconic anthem in a hail-filled Etihad stadium. City in its light blue kit. PSG in its dark blue kit.


12:21am: In addition to missing Mbappe, PSG will also be without Idrissa Gueye for tonight's fixture:PSG midfielder Gueye gets two-match European ban

12:15am: A second leg knockout fixture involving these managers has produced drama in the past. Two years ago, Pochettino, who was managing Tottenham Hotspur at the time, took his side to the Etihad stadium with his side leading 1-0.

What transpired in that quarterfinal second leg was one for the ages as Spurs overcame goals from Aguero, two from Raheem Sterling and one from Bernado Silva to score three of its own- two from Son Heung Min and one from Fernando Llorente- and draw 4-4 on aggregate to progress on away goals.

12:05am: Some stats to churn into ahead of the fixture.

1. City is unbeaten against in all four previous meetings with PSG 

2. City has won its last six UCL matches. A win today would see it break the record for longest winning run in the competition by an English team


11:55pm: This year marks 10 years since Pep Guardiola last reached a Champions League final. Back then, at a different time, he was at the helm of a Barcelona side, which the former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson called the best ever that he had faced up against during his managerial career at the club.

11:45pm: Ahead of the final, the Spaniard passed on a simple message to his troops: Man City players must stay calm to finish off PSG, says Guardiola

11:35pm: Also featuring in the PSG XI is a name that the red half of Manchester will remember with much fondness - Ander Herrera. Having missed the starting XI for the first leg, he comes in for this one to lend experience in defensive midfield.

11:32pm: The big news first up: KYLIAN MBAPPE IS NOT A PART OF THE PSG STARTING XI. He does feature on the bench and will hopefully play some part in this fixture. Argentine Mauro Icardi starts up top for the visitors.

City has opted for a false nine yet again in Kevin de Bruyne, despite Sergio Aguero coming good on Saturday. Fernandinho will lead the side for this game.

Here are the starting XIs for both sides

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

PSG: Navas, Florenzi, Diaollo, Marquinhos (C), Kimpembe, Herrera, Verratti, Di Maria, Paredes, Icardi, Neymar.

Just in case you need a reminder as to what happened in the first leg, here is a recap: City rallies to win 2–1 at PSG in first leg of CL semifinal

Full Squads

Paris Saint-Germain:

Goalkeepers: Navas, Rico, Randriamamy, Saidani,

Defenders: Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Florenzi, Dagba, Kehrer, Diallo, Kurzawa, Bakker, Danilo

Midfielders: Herrera, Rafinha, Verratti, Paredes, Sarabia, Draxler,

Forwards: Di Maria, Icardi, Kean, Mbappé, Neymar

Manchester City

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Steffen, Carson

Defenders: Ake, Laporte, Stones, Dias, Garcia, Walker, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Mendy

Midfielders: Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Bernardo, Foden

Forwards: Sterling, Mahrez, Torres, Jesus, Aguero

Where can you watch the Champions League live in India?

Live telecast of the UCL 2020–21 semifinals will be available on the Sony Pictures Sports Network. SONY LIV will provide live streaming online.