May 18, 2021

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Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain – Champions League preview, team news, predictions and live streaming

Manchester City set foot in the Champions League final after a 2-1 victory in the first round over Paris Saint-Germain last week. You can watch this and other Champions League games live online.

PSG opened the scoring 15 minutes into the match as Marquinhos rose above all to meet Angel Di Maria’s empty perfect corner kick delivery.

City, however, bounced back in the second half, with Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez producing two far-reaching efforts to turn the match on Paris’ head.

Despite a goal behind, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will have their say at the Etihad on Tuesday night.

Manchester City Preview

A victory in Paris was City’s 50th in Europe’s elite club competition and sixth in trotting, which is also their best winning race ever in the Champions League.

Cityzens have met PSG at the Etihad twice in the 21st century and kept a clean sheet on every occasion, albeit only scoring once themselves (W1, D1).

However, City’s home ground in the UEFA semi-finals is perfectly balanced (W1, D1, L1), with the current Premier League leaders bowing in their only previous appearances on this Champions League stage.

After suffering a 2-1 defeat against Lyon on Day 1 of 2018/19, Pep Guardiola’s men have gone undefeated in 13 consecutive European matches at home (W12, D1) and have won the last five in a row.

Apart from the above reverse against Lyon, City have avoided defeat in each of their remaining four home-European meetings with French visitors (W3, D1).

Paris Saint-Germain preview images

Paris are looking for their second appearance in a row in the Champions League final and take the field after winning ten of their previous 17 away matches in the competition (D2, L5).

The multi-year Ligue 1 champions have struggled to impress against Premier League sides recently, having won just three of their last 11 European matches against English opponents (D3, L5).

PSG also regret a negative record against English clubs in UEFA two-legged ties (W3, L4) and lost their last commitment to Manchester United back in 2018/19.

Oddly enough, however, they have won both of their previous Champions League trips to England, where every success comes at the expense of City’s cross-city rivals United.

Prior to a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, PSG had found the net in 34 straight matches in the competition and have scored in every European outing during this period.

Team News

Manchester By

Out: Not applicable

Doubt: Not applicable

Paris Saint Germain

Out: Juan Bernat, Idrissa Gueye.

Doubt: Kylian Mbappe.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester By (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez.

Paris Saint-Germain (4-2-3-1): Keylor Navas; Mitchel Bakker, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Alessandro Florenzi; Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera; Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria, Neymar; Mauro Icardi.