Manchester City vs Paris Saint UEFA League LIVE Football Match Score 28 April 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Paris Saint-Germain is going head to head with Manchester City starting on 28 Apr 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Parc des Princes stadium, Paris city, France. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain played against Manchester City in 2 matches this season.
- PSG drew 3-3 on aggregate with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, but a 3-2 win in Germany was enough to secure a semi-final spot on away goals. A 3-1 win at Metz on Saturday was a timely boost for the Parisian side, who have won only three of their last eight competitive games at the Parc des Princes.
- Manchester City will have the wind in their sails as they make the trip across the Channel following their 1-0 Carabao Cup final win over Tottenham. Their only defeat away from the Etihad Stadium in their last 22 was a 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Wembley last weekend, and after back-to-back victories on their travels, they’ll be confident of securing a first leg advantage.
- PSG looked suspect at the back across both legs against Bayern, though the potential return of Marquinhos will shore up the defence. Nevertheless, City are more than capable of earning victory in Paris on Wednesday night.
Dreams of a maiden Champions League crown will be extinguished for one of Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City on Wednesday, as the two continental giants lock horns in the first leg of their semi-final at the Parc des Princes.
Les Parisiens prevailed on away goals against reigning champions Bayern Munich to march to the final four, while Man City secured a 4-2 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund to end their recent quarter-final hoodoo.
Both sides enjoyed successful domestic results at the weekend, although City’s was far more noteworthy, as they beat Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup final while PSG enjoyed a 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Metz.
In spite of one of the most dazzling but fruitless performances from Neymar, PSG were unable to replicate their goal-laden display from the Allianz Arena in their second-leg meeting with Bayern, as the Brazilian and his fellow attacker Kylian Mbappe could not find a way through an inspired Lucas Hernandez and co.
An unlikely source in Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – standing in for the injured talisman Robert Lewandowski – did manage to make the net ripple at the Parc des Princes as his first-half goal set up a nail-biting second 45, but scenes of delirium followed for PSG come the final whistle as they avenged last season’s final defeat to Bayern by sending them packing in the quarters.
Mauricio Pochettino opened up on his “boiling” internal feeling as his jubilant crop marched to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second year running, but the Argentine and PSG both share one thing in common when it comes to Europe’s elite competition – heartbreak in the final.
One year before PSG fell at the final hurdle to Bayern, Pochettino navigated Tottenham Hotspur to the unlikeliest of meetings with Liverpool in the showpiece event, but the 49-year-old was left to rue what could have been as Liverpool claimed their sixth Champions League crown to extend the Lilywhites’ barren trophyless spell.
- Juan Bernat is Mauricio Pochettino’s only confirmed injury absentee for the welcome of Manchester City.
- Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo and Rafinha played no part in the 3-1 win at Metz on Saturday, though only the former would start here.
- Pochettino could use a 4-3-3 system again here with Idrissa Gueye getting the nod to start in midfield alongside Leandro Paredes and Marco Verratti.
- In such a setup, the PSG boss may elect to have Kylian Mbappe lead the charge with Moise Kean, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi in reserve.
- Mbappe was forced off against Metz, but his injury is not believed to be serious.
- Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to call upon for the midweek trip to Paris after Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both made the squad for Sunday’s Carabao’s Cup final.
- John Stones missed the 1-0 win over Tottenham due to a ban and could come into the defence at the expense of Aymeric Laporte, despite his winning goal at Wembley.
- Ederson, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus were all unused subs on Sunday and should start, while Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres are among those pushing to feature.