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Manchester City 2-0 PSG(Agg 4-1): Mahrez brace books a first ever Champions League final for the Citizens as Angel Di Maria sees red

Manchester City are through to the Champions League final after a 4-1 aggregate win over PSG! It was 2-0 on the night, with Mahrez scoring in both halves to secure the win.

His first goal was drilled into the far bottom corner, whilst his second finished off a brilliant counter-attack by the hosts, with Foden picking him out for a tap-in.

Di Maria was sent off for a kick out at Fernandinho and PSG didn’t manage a single shot on target in the game.

Mahrez was again the goalscoring hero of the night after his match-winning turn in Paris and his second confirmed City’s presence in Istanbul.

It was a sublime move – a break down the left by Foden, a pass inside to Kevin De Bruyne, returned and then crossed for Mahrez to execute at the far post.

There was a huge celebration by the corner flag – but celebrations, too, followed those second-half blocks.

City’s players know the importance of their defensive record in Europe, the importance of putting a body on the line in conditions that were comically freezing for Manchester in May.

PSG then spent the rest of the game trying to kick City’s players out of the final or rile them sufficiently to warrant a ban.

Fortunately none succumbed, although Zinchenko got foolishly involved after Marco Verratti fouled Phil Foden.

It would have been sweeter revenge soon after had Foden scored when through one on one but he hit the far post.

Pep Guardiola talked of having the champagne on ice for the title celebrations – there was plenty of ice about last night, too, but these celebrations will have to wait.

City have reached their first ever Champions League final but will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if they’ll be facing Chelsea or Real Madrid in Istanbul.

Their attention turns back to the Premier League now and a big game against Chelsea on Saturday.

PSG have failed to reach the final for the second consecutive year and will now focus on the Ligue 1 title chase, starting with Rennes at the weekend.

John NM
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