Paris Saint-Germain’s exit from the Champions League this evening could prove doubly costly this summer, if the latest word stemming from South America is to be believed.
Mahrez at the double
Mauricio Pochettino’s men were of course back in action a short time ago.
The French champions made the trip to the Etihad, for a crunch Champions League semi-final 2nd-leg showdown with Manchester City.
PSG headed into proceedings with a hill to climb, after surrendering an advantage in the tie’s opener last time out to eventually succumb to a 2-1 defeat.
When all was said and done in Manchester this evening, though, the capital giants, minus the talents of Kylian Mbappe, were simply outclassed by a superb City side.
Riyad Mahrez proved the star of the show, adding to his first-leg strike with a further brace.
The Algerian’s first came with just ten minutes on the clock, when Kevin De Bruyne’s strike was blocked down, only for Mahrez to pick up the pieces and slot between the legs of Keylor Navas from a tight angle:
That man produces the goods once again! A massive goal for Man City!
And look at the ball from Ederson to start the move off 🤤 pic.twitter.com/i843btxu4J
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 4, 2021
Then, just past the hour mark, City’s in-form wide-man was at it again, rounding out a wonderful team move involving Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden to kill off any remaining hope of a PSG comeback:
Magnificent Mahrez! 🪄
A beautifully crafted counter-attacking move, and the Algerian winger is at the back post to clean up for his second goal of the night!
Man City are so close to…