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BEFORE MATCH. Manchester City-PSG: Paris without Mbappé, City in full

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Paris is doomed to the exploit. Defeated (2-1) on their lawn at the Parc des Princes last Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino’s players are now up against the wall when it comes to their semi-final return against Manchester City, to hope to play a second final of C1 consecutive.

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20:40

The image of this warm-up is undoubtedly that of Neymar Jr, who shows a very determined attitude, motivates his teammates and gives some advice.

20:15

The two teams began their training on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium.

20:10

At the microphone of RMC Sport, Mauricio Pochettino explained about the non-tenure of Kylian Mbappé: “We made the best decision for everyone. He doesn’t feel like starting the match, even though he did everything to be there. It was impossible. “

19:50

The compositions of the two teams are now known. Paris will evolve in 4-2-3-1: Navas – Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo – Herrera, Paredes – Di Maria, Verratti, Neymar Jr – Icardi. For its part, Manchester City will be in classic 4-3-3: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko – Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gündogan – Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden.

19:40

The Parisian and Mancunian players arrived at the Etihad Stadium, under a deluge of hail.

19:30

Side statistics, nothing is lost yet for the Parisians. Little hope remains as 7% of the teams which conceded a 1-2 defeat in the first leg have managed to qualify in the history of the European Cups (out of 378 previous ones since 1970-71). However, in their European history, Paris Saint-Germain have never managed to reverse an unfavorable score conceded at home.

19:15

Just under two hours from kick-off, Neymar Jr launched the match on social media. “May God bless us and protect us”, posted the star auriverde.

19:10

The Paris Saint-Germain players have left their hotel in Mancunien. A few hours earlier in the day, Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United coach (1986-2013) and the Skyblues’ biggest rival, had visited the Parisian players at this establishment. No doubt Sir Alex Ferguson had to slip wise advice to the daughters of Mauricio Pochettino, to turn the tide against the Citizens tonight.

18:45

The miracle will ultimately not take place. Victim of a contracture in the right calf, Kylian Mbappé is insufficiently recovered and will not begin the shock which opposes him to Manchester City. On the bench, Mbappé could still return at the end of the match if the circumstances so require. He should be replaced by Mauro Icardi at the forefront of the attack.

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Stade Etihad Stadium
Demi-finales – – Etihad Stadium

Tuesday 04 May 2021 at 9:00 p.m. – Referee: Bjorn Kuipers

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PSG are not at ease against the English in their recent history, with only 7 wins in their last 24 matches against opponents from across the Channel – for 8 draws and 9 defeats. Of the last 11 duels, the French champions have won only 3.

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On the City side, Pep Guardiola obviously did not reserve a big surprise. The only uncertainty concerned the position of left-back, which will ultimately be occupied by Zinchenko at the expense of Cancelo. The strongmen of the Citizens, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez or Foden, will all be present at the kick-off. City’s eleven: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko – Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gündogan – Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden.


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The composition of the PSG is known and the main information is obviously the non-tenure of Mbappé. Icardi will therefore start in place of the leading world champion. The Argentine will be supported by Neymar and Di Maria at the forefront. Mauricio Pochettino made two other changes from the first leg: Ander Herrera will enter midfield to replace Gueye, suspended, and Diallo the left lane of the defense, a device pushing Bakker out of the starting squad. The eleven of PSG: Navas – Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo – Herrera, Paredes – Di Maria, Verratti, Neymar – Icardi.


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Statistically speaking, all is not lost for PSG. Indeed, a meager hope remains since 7% of the teams having conceded a defeat 1-2 in the first leg have managed to qualify in the history of the European Cups (out of 378 previous ones since 1970-71).

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Passed by all the emotions to go, the PSG arrives across the Channel with a heavy handicap in its suitcases … but also hope. The champions of France have indeed shown, during a period, that they had ample means to pose problems to SkyBlues. And if Mbappé’s physical worries, which will push the phenomenon to start the game on the bench, are necessarily bad news, the capital club can count on a strong group, with a proven character, which can be sublimated by its leaders. To Neymar, Di Maria, Marquinhos and other Navas to deliver a service to the height of their immense talent. From then on, the wildest dreams will be allowed.


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Manchester City have assumed their status as the overwhelming favorite of the competition in the first leg. Seriously jostled for 45 minutes by biting Parisians, the players led by Pep Guardiola did not panic. On the contrary, they managed to operate a spectacular rise in power during a second act that they flew over, to finally take a capital option on the qualification. Nothing seems to be able to stop an English machine which currently gives the impression of being almost untouchable over 90 minutes. The fact remains that football remains a game that likes to twist its neck with certainties. The Citizens are also well placed to talk about them who, despite the millions invested and the quality of the teams presented, have chained the disillusions in the queen of competitions in recent years.


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Good evening everyone ! Thank you for joining us to follow this round of the semi-final of the Champions League between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain live. Beaten at the Parc des Princes a week ago (1-2), PSG will have to unleash hell to achieve, perhaps, the greatest feat in its European history. All the ingredients are there for an exceptional evening, make way for the show!

Composition of teams.


Manchester City

Starting eleven: 4-2-3-1


Paris SG

The confrontation
Date Domicile Score Visitor

2016

Manchester City

1 – 0

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