Date: 5th May 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
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Manchester City lock horns with PSG in the 2nd leg of the high-voltage Champions League semi-final. The first leg was won by City, who outclassed PSG 2-1 and thus have an upper hand of cruising to the final. If City win this semi-final, then this will be their debut appearance at the Champions League finals. The match is slated to begin at 12:30 AM (IST).
There are no injury news or updates from the City camp at the present moment. Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez can be the key players of this game.
Idrissa Gueye was flashed a red card in the previous leg and thus will not be able to participate in this leg. Kylian Mbappe has a calf injury and his participation is uncertain.
The Cityzens are in good form off-late and had clinched the first leg of this semi-final by a slim margin of 1 goal. The final score stood at 2-1 and Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez had scored the goals for City. City are also coming on the back off a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and are inches away from the Premier League title. Aymeric Laporte had scored in the previous game.
PSG on the other hand will have to reboot their system and bring on the killer mode forward. A draw in this leg would not make them qualify as they had conceded 2 goals in their previous home fixture. Thus, a win with more away goals is the only way they can qualify. Marquinhos was the lone goal-scorer for PSG in their previous leg fixture. In spite of dominating in the initial half of the game, PSG conceded 2 goals in the latter half. PSG are coming on the back off a win against Lens in the Ligue 1 and Neymar and Marquinhos had scored goals for them.
Probable Playing 11
Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez
Keylor Navas; Mitchel Bakker, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Alessandro Florenzi; Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera; Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria, Neymar; Mauro Icardi
Goalkeepers: Ederson, Navas
Defenders: Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Kimpembe
Midfielders: De Bruyne, Gundogan, Di Maria, Mahrez, Silva
Strikers: Neymar, Foden, Icardi
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