Manchester City produced a superb second-half display to come from behind and take control of their Champions League semi-final with a hard-fought victory against Paris St-Germain. Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored the goals as Pep Guardiola’s men overcame Marquinhos’ first half opener. In the first-half, PSG produced some exquisite football to take a deserved 1-0 lead. But PSG lost their way after half-time and it all unraveled in the second half for the French champions.
City skipper Kevin De Bruyne’s menacing cross evaded everyone in the penalty area and ended up in the back of the net while the impressive Riyad Mahrez scored through a 71st-minute free-kick to complete the turnaround. To complete PSG’s misery, midfielder Idrissa Gueye was sent off in the 77th minute as a shocking tackle on Ilkay Gundogan earned him a straight red card.
A first Champions League final is in sight for Guardiola’s side, who could also seal the Premier League title this weekend. We have assembled the best tweets in reaction to the match.
Take a look at some of the tweets here:
🇧🇷 Marquinhos = big game player!
2⃣0⃣1⃣4⃣🆚 Leverkusen, last 16 ⚽️
2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣🆚 Atalanta, quarter-finals ⚽️
2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣🆚 Leipzig, semi-finals ⚽️
2⃣0⃣2⃣1⃣🆚 Bayern, quarter-finals ⚽️
2⃣0⃣2⃣1⃣🆚 Man. City, semi-finals ⚽️#UCL pic.twitter.com/lXOejcPrcj
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 28, 2021
Players like Neymar don’t come around very often. Everything comes remarkably easy for them. It’s as if they play their own game with their own ball. Their technical proficiency and speed of thought is off the charts.
Appreciate him while he lasts.
— AllThingsSeleção ™ (@SelecaoTalk) April 28, 2021
RT!!!!! Is there a more enjoyable player to watch in the world than Neymar ? Not for me… https://t.co/5MmU2maZ7H
— James Maddison (@Madders10) April 28, 2021
Whatever ‘Pep’ talk was given to the city players at HT, I want it before my exams.
— Lolo🍸 (@NoMissMessi) April 29, 2021
First poor goalkeeping, then a wretched wall, #PSG poor defensively, but huge credit to #mcfc, terrific second half. Great mindset, hunger, organisation from Guardiola’s men to fight their way back into the tie, now leading 2-1. #PSGMCI
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 28, 2021
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) April 28, 2021
PSG in the first half vs PSG in the second half pic.twitter.com/YmK7cK7zy2
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) April 28, 2021
MISSING: Have you seen this man.
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) April 28, 2021