UCL Semi-Finals: Man. City vs PSG second leg lineups, prediction, injury news
Both teams have exceptional players in their ranks and have a point to prove in Europe’s premier competition this month as they clash at the Etihad stadium.
New Delhi: Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will once again clash for the chance of getting to the final of UEFA Champions League. This time the match will take place in the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
City are all set to win the Premier League this season as they can be crowned as early as the next weekend, but before that Pep Guardiola will like to cement his team’s place in this year’s UCL final. Pep has not won the European Competition in more than a decade and he will try to end this drought this season.
As for the Paris Saint-Germain they are tied in an intriguing battle with the Lille for the crown of Fench Ligue 1 as they have been performing a little less than their best this season. PSG is lethal on their best day and they will surely need their best to beat a stronger Manchester side.
Head to Head
City has an impressive record against Paris Saint-Germain as they have won two out of four games played between the two. On the other hand, Paris Saint-Germain have failed to get past City in an official fixture till now and they will try to change that this week.
City won the first leg of the semi-final last week by 2-1 as they shell-shocked PSG at their home ground, Paris will have to perform much better this week.
Manchester City form guide: W-W-W-W-L
Paris Saint-Germain form guide: W-L-W-W-W
Due to several recoveries in recent weeks, Pep Guardiola has a fully-fit squad at his disposal. The City rested several big names against Crystal Palace over the weekend and now the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan will be back in the line-up on Tuesday.
For PSG, Mbappe’s fitness is a massive source of concern as he missed a few training sessions over the weekend. Idrissa Gueye was sent-off in the first leg and is suspended for this fixture.
Injured: Juan Bernat
Doubtful: Kylian Mbappe
Suspended: Idrissa Gueye
Manchester City Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez
Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Keylor Navas; Mitchel Bakker, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Alessandro Florenzi; Leandro Paredes, Ander Herrera; Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria, Neymar; Mauro Icardi
As City have become a juggernaut under Pep this season, the chances are they will reach the final of the competition this week for the first time in their history.
Manchester City 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain