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PSG players beat Manchester City in the derby of this group stage of this season’s Champions League with the result of 2 – 0.
The match at the Princes’ Park in Paris was very open, and the home players had a reason to celebrate at the end of the match. PSG took the lead from the first serious opportunity in the game. Hakimi found Mbappe from the right side, he enters the penalty area and passes the return ball to Gueye, who with a violent kick knocks down the helpless Ederson, who just looks at the ball that went under the fork.
City could have equalized in the 25th minute when Sterling had a great chance but hit the crossbar. The ball then bounced to Silva who failed to score from just a few meters. The guests continued their attacks, and in the 33rd minute Cancelo shot from 20 meters, but Donnarumma defended PSG were waiting for a chance from the counter, and one came in the 38th minute when Mbappe passed to Herrera who shot from the first, but Ederson was safe. With 40 minutes gone, City’s De Bruyne had to leave the pitch after talking back to the referee and receiving his second booking. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
City had the last chance in the second half when Dias shot, but that shot was also easy prey for Donnarumma. City continued to attack in the second half, but PSG defended brilliantly, and in the 66th minute they were able to reach the second round.
Messi hired Neymar who goes out alone on Ederson but shoots next to goal. In the 74th minute of the match, Messi finished Manchester City. He played a double pass with Mbappe and scored a Euro goal for 2: 0. The Parisians managed to defend themselves and recorded a very significant victory, which indicated that they are serious candidates for winning the Champions League trophy.
In this group, Club Brugge made a big surprise and celebrated away at Leipzig with the result 2 – 1, while Borussia Dortmund defeated Sporting 1 – 0 at home.