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Man City break English record following Champions League triumph over PSG

Man City vs PSG

Manchester City and PSG played out the second of two Champions League semi-final ties on Tuesday evening.

After picking up a 2-1 win in Paris last time out, City held the advantage in Manchester, knowing that a 1-0 loss would still see them secure their passage into their first-ever Champions League final.

City were also boosted by the fact Kylian Mbappe was only fit enough to start on the bench for the second leg.

It would be PSG, though, who did start the tie on the front foot. And did look to be handed a penalty after just six minutes.

However, after a short VAR check, it was quite obvious that the ball hit Oleksandr Zinchenko on his shoulder.

Early drama here as PSG were awarded a penalty for a Zinchenko handball…

🖥 However, VAR overturned the decision! ❌#UCL pic.twitter.com/xEYNjIIMJy

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 4, 2021

Following the VAR call, Man City began to gain some control in the game and earned a huge goal after just 10 minutes.

Kevin De Bruyne shot from the edge of the box, but the Belgian’s effort was deflected, falling to Riyad Mahrez who had little issue slotting past Keylor Navas.

MAHREZ! ⚽️

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

The visitors came close to responding just a few minutes later when Marquinhos connected with Marco Verratti’s whipped cross, however the Brazilian’s effort hit the crossbar.

Di Maria then came inches away from firing into an almost empty net after Bernardo Silva was disposed following Ederson aiming to start a counter, but the Argentine placed his effort wide.

And, despite PSG’s best efforts, City headed in at the break boasting a 1-0 lead.

Man City make history

The Parisians would then start the second 45 with an extremely high intensity, which was not surprising given they needed two goals just to…

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