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Champions League: Manchester City recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Paris Saint Germain 2-1

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MANCHESTER. Manchester City was capable to turn the table against Paris Saint Germain to win 2-1.

MANCHESTER. Manchester City was able to turn the table against Paris Saint Germain to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Paris Saint Germain to strike first with a goal of K. Mbappe at the 50′. Then it was a goal in the 63′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Gabriel Jesus gave the win to Manchester City in the 77′ minute with a goal. Manchester City took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was held at the Etihad Stadium Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Orsato who was helped by Alessandro Giallatini and Fabiano Preti. The 4th official was Luca Pairetto. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.1 degrees Celsius or 41.2 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 56% while Paris Saint Germain was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Manchester City was more aggressive with 83 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester City won the match.

Manchester City shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Paris Saint Germain shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Manchester City received 3 yellow cards (Rodri, J. Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Paris Saint Germain.

After playing this contest, Manchester City will have 9 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Paris Saint Germain will stay with 8 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 50'
    50'

    K. Mbappe

  • 54'
    54'

    Gabriel Jesus

    O. Zinchenko

  • 56'
    56'

    Rodri

  • 61'
    61'

    Danilo

    A. Herrera

  • 63'
    63'

    R. Sterling

  • 67'
    67'

    A. Di Maria

    I. Gueye

  • 67'
    67'

    T. Kehrer

    N. Mendes

  • 77'
    77'

    Gabriel Jesus

    B. Silva

  • 80'
    80'

    J. Cancelo

  • 90'
    90'

    Gabriel Jesus

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Manchester City will play away with RB Leipzig on the 7th of December with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Manchester City (0 draws).

Paris Saint Germain will host Club Brugge on the 7th of December with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Paris Saint Germain (1 draw).

Manchester City: Formation and Lineups

Manchester City adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala chose to play with the following team: Ederson (6.4), Kyle Walker (6.8), John Stones (6.2), Rúben Dias (6.8), João Cancelo (6.9), İlkay Gündoğan (7.4), Rodri (7.0), Oleksandr Zinchenko (6.4), Riyad Mahrez (8.0), Bernardo Silva (6.9) and Raheem Sterling (7.5).

Substitutes

Manchester City made only 1 change substituting O. Zinchenko for Gabriel Jesus (54′)​.

Top player: Riyad Mahrez

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester City was Riyad Mahrez even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 56 passes (91% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 7 crosses.

Paris Saint Germain: Formation and Lineups

Also Paris Saint Germain adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero played with: Keylor Navas (6.8), Achraf Hakimi (6.6), Marquinhos (7.1), Presnel Kimpembe (7.4), Nuno Mendes (7.0), Ander Herrera (6.8), Leandro Paredes (7.2), Idrissa Gueye (7.0), Lionel Messi (7.3), Kylian Mbappé (7.6) and Neymar (6.6).

Substitutes

Paris Saint Germain made 3 changes: A. Herrera for Danilo (61′), I. Gueye for A. Di Maria (67′) and N. Mendes for T. Kehrer (67′).

Top player: Kylian Mbappé

The player who no doubt impressed Paris Saint Germain the most was Kylian Mbappé.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 24 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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