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Champions League: PSG vs Manchester City preview

Manchester City travel to PSG for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening. Callum Owen previews the clash.

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Despite limping off late on against Metz, Kylian Mbappe will be fit to lead to PSG attack.

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino’s only pre match concerns are left-back Juan Bernat and reserve goalkeeper Alexandre Letellier, who have both been ruled out.

Pep Guardiola has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Kevin De Bruyne has showed no after-effects of an ankle knock he suffered in the Carabao Cup final. Sergio Aguero has also returned to full fitness after a muscular problem.

Furthermore, John Stones is available for selection once again, following a suspension he served during the Carabao cup final.


Manchester City secured their first victory of the season on Sunday, beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Carabao cup final.

City currently sit atop of the Premier League on 77 points, 10 points clear of nearest rivals Manchester United.

They advanced to the Champions League Semi-final by defeating Borussia Dortmund in the Quarter finals, winning 4-2 on aggregate.

As for PSG, they are currently embroiled in the closest Ligue 1 battle for years.

PSG, who have won seven out of the last eight Ligue 1 titles, currently sit second on 72 points. They are in pursuit of Lille who have 73 points.

PSG advanced to the Semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals, following an 3-3 aggregate draw with reigning champions Bayern Munich.

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A second final in a row? or a first final?

For PSG, they will be playing for a second consecutive finals. Whereas, Manchester City will be looking for their first visit to a Champions League final.

Last year PSG were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich in the final. An extra-hard defeat for the side as they have never won the competition before.

Manchester City have only made it this far once. Back in 2016, when they were defeated by Real Madrid.

Guardiola’s Blue’s will be looking to go one step further this year as they look to reach the top of the Champions League for the first time.

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