Manchester City vs. PSG result: Man City wins first place in Group A.
Manchester City will finish ahead of tournament favorites Paris Saint-Germain after winning a gigantic Group A showdown that left both clubs mathematically in the knockout stage with one game left. PSG took the lead through Kylian Mbappe but goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus undermined the result in favor of the English Premier League defending champions.
A loss for Club Brugge in the other Group A game ensured that both Man City and PSG advanced, but in the round of 16 it will be important to get first place: this means that Man City is a seeded team and against a . will compete in group runner-up and will also play the second leg of the second leg at home, which is seen as an advantage.
But a goal from Mbappe made PSG think they could win a second game against Man City. A cross from Lionel Messi from the left hit the French star and his shot went through the legs of the keeper for the lead. It did not last long. Sterling and Jesus both shot home within 13 minutes, and Man City saw the victory.
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Man City showed their characteristic possession game, but could not take advantage in the first half despite several looks at the goal. Good quality defenses, timely blocks, and solid saves kept them off the board. In the meantime, it always felt like PSG’s star attacking trio had a moment of magic in them and Mbappe proved it in the second half.
Group A table
|1. Manchester City (X)||12th||5||4th||1||0||17th||8th||+9|
|2. Paris Saint-Germain (X)||8th||5||2||1||2||9||7th||+2|
|3. RB Leipzig (E)||4th||5||1||3||1||13th||13th||0|
|4. Club Bruges (E)||4th||5||1||3||1||5||16||-11|
Manchester City vs. PSG final score
PSG – Kylian Mbappe (Lionel Messi) – 50th minute.
MANC – Raheem Sterling (Kyle Walker) – 63rd min.
MANC – Gabriel Jesus (Bernardo Silva) – 76th min.
(All times east)
Final: Manchester City 2, PSG 1
84th minute: With just a few minutes left, it feels like Man City are closer to a third than PSG to equalize. But the PSG attackers only need a moment of magic.
76th minute: Goalkeeper City! Riyad Mahrez throws the ball at Bernardo Silva on the left side of the box and he touches it to Gabriel Jesus, who is leading him into the goal. It’s 2-1 Man City.
74th minute: What a chance for PSG! A spectacular sequence of PSG attackers who quickly combined and released Neymar in the box but failed to get his shot on target. Brilliant game from PSG.
67th minute: SUBS – PSG bring on Thilo Kehrer for left-back Nuno Mendes and Angel Di Maria for Idrissa Gueye, while PSG switch to a 4-2-3-1 with Neymar-Messi-Di Maria standing alone in midfield behind Mbappe and Paredes-Danilo.
63rd minute: Goalkeeper City! Rodrigo splashes wide on right full-back Kyle Walker, who runs into the penalty area. Walker’s cross makes its way to Raheem Sterling, who equalizes 1-1.
61st minute: SUB – After PSG were furious that Man City didn’t put the ball out of play for the injured Ander Herrera, the Sub comes out. Midfielder Danilo is in the game.
55th minute: YELLOW – Rodri gets a yellow but it looked like PSG’s Leandro Paredes swooped down. It was difficult to see contact in the repetition.
54th minute: SUB – Man City doesn’t waste time. Gabriel Jesus stands up for Oleksandr Zinchenko. Bernardo Silva will move to midfield.
50th minute: Goal PSG! Quick combinations of the PSG attackers and a cross from Lionel Messi from the left lead to a wide-open Kylian Mbappe firing between Ederson’s legs towards the goal. With this result PSG moves to the top of the group.
46th minute: Second half is running. And only one offside thwarts an early Gündogan chance in a Rodri Pass.
Half time: Manchester City 0, PSG 0
Halftime: This game has been scripted so far and Manchester City will be disappointed not to score in this first half. The home team have definitely done more with their possession, but a solid PSG defense kept them in check. However, PSG is always lurking. The guests look like they could find a goal at any moment during the break and Man City seems to be vulnerable in the back. While RB Leipzig defeated Club Bruges 4-0, both teams are sure to make it to the round of 16. It depends on which of the two giants takes first place.
43rd minute: It’s a 3v2 break for PSG and it’s Kylian Mbappe who takes the final shot but he tries the curler in the far corner and it’s missed. It should have been done better.
33rd minute: Man City with three straight glances at the goal! First, a cross from Bernardo Silva in the penalty area on the right is deflected onto goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Moments later, a cross from Joao Cancelo deflects Gündogan, who hits the post. Then another curling shot by Riyad Mahrez is saved to Navas’ corner.
28th minute: Good play by Man City and Marquinhos blocks a Zinchenko first shot in the penalty area. RB Leipzig meanwhile leads 3-0 at Club Bruges. PSG and Man City should advance to the last 16 today.
How many blocked shots are there from PSG. These guys need helmets.
– Janusz Michallik (@JanuszMichallik) November 24, 2021
25th minute: PSG see more of the ball, but Man City are more focused on it. Riyad Mahrez seems ready for this and Rodri is very involved.
18th minute: One final clearance from PSG! This time it is Achraf Hakimi who goes into the corner on a patented curler from Riyad Mahrez.
17. Min .: Good attack by PSG that ended with a shot from Lionel Messi but thwarted by an offside. RB Leipzig are now 2-0 against Bruges.
12.Min .: Update from the other game – RB Leipzig takes over the 1-0 lead against Club Bruges. If that result is correct, both Man City and PSG are through regardless of the result.
9th min .: The game is played at a measured pace that is apparently controlled by Man City owned.
5th min .: Early chance! After a free kick by Riyad Mahrez from the right, Rodris’s header is cleared from the goal line by Presnel Kimpembe.
1st minute: The game is on. We will also keep an eye on Bruges-RB Leipzig given the impact on the Group A table.
2:43 pm: Image from warming up:
2:10 pm: Here is the story of Phil Foden’s absence:
1:12 pm: Fans in Manchester come for this:
12:45 pm: Imagine for a moment that you are at the Etihad Stadium:
Lineups Manchester City vs. PSG
The line-up is a bit of a surprise after manager Pep Guardiola previously hinted that some players have been beaten. Phil Foden is not in the squad, Kevin De Bruyne (COVID-19) was already out for Manchester City, while Jack Grealish missed training on Tuesday and did not recover. Ferran Torres is injured for a long time.
Manchester City starting grid (4-3-3, left to right): 31-Ederson-TW – 27-Joao Cancelo, 3-Ruben Dias, 5-John Stones, 2-Kyle Walker – 11-Oleksandr Zinchenko, 16-Rodri, 8-Ilkay Gundogan (Capt.) – 20-Bernardo Silva, 7 -Raheem Sterling, 26-Riyad Mahrez
Manchester City Submarines (8): 13-Zack Steffen-GK, 33-Scott Carson-GK, 6-Nathan Ake, 14-Aymeric Laporte, 80-Cole Palmer, 87-James McAtee, 25-Fernandinho, 9-Gabriel Jesus
L’Equipe and Canal Plus said midfielders Marco Verratti (quad) and Georginio Wijnaldum (knee) were unavailable for PSG after sustaining injuries in training on Tuesday. The big news, however, is that summer signing Sergio Ramos will be on the PSG squad for the first time since joining the French club. The 35-year-old center-back won’t start but he could be a late substitute to help complete a result.
PSG starting grid (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Keylor Navas-GK – 25-Nuno Mendes, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos (Capt.), 2-Achraf Hakimi – 21-Ander Herrera, 27-Idrissa Gueye, 8-Leandro Paredes – 10-Neymar Jr. , 7-Kylian Mbappe, 30-Lionel Messi
PSG subscriptions (12): 50-Giuanluigi Donnarumma-TW, 40-Denis Franchi-TW, 4-Sergio Ramos, 22-Abdou Diallo, 24-Thilo Kehrer, 17-Colin Dagba, 28-Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, 15-Danilo, 6-Marco Verratti, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum, 11-Angel Di Maria, 9-Mauro Icardi
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This is how you see Manchester City versus PSG
- Date: Wednesday November 24th
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: Univision, TUDN
- Stream: fuboTV, Paramount +
The match from the sold out Etihad Stadium in Manchester will be televised live on Univision and TUDN. Both channels can be streamed on fuboTV, which is available to new users in a free 7-day trial version.
The game will also be available in English for Paramount + subscribers.
In Canada, the Champions League is exclusively available live and on demand on DAZN. And DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free test phase.