Manchester City validated their qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League by winning against Paris Saint-Germain (2-1), Wednesday evening at the Etihad Stadium, on behalf of the 5th day of the phase of hens.
Dominators in the first period, the Citizens found themselves with their backs to the wall after Kylian Mbappé’s goal, before reversing the debates thanks to Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Leader of Group A with twelve points, and four lengths ahead of the Parisians, Manchester City is guaranteed to finish in first place.
Invited by journalists to analyze the match, in comments relayed on the club’s official website, Mancunian coach Josep Guardiola was satisfied with the performance of his players. “PSG are a great team, with great players. What more can i say ? Our performance resembles that of the first leg. But tonight we had more chances in the first half. We played really well and we imposed our game. They have a lot of quality, we tried to defend far from our goal because they have the capacity to score at any time. Paris could have scored on the counterattack five minutes after our goal but they came up against an excellent Ruben Dias. Congratulations to the whole club. “