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Riyad Mahrez equalled a Sadio Mane record in guiding Man City to CL final

 

An impressive statistic surrounding the production of Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has surfaced, on the back of his latest dazzling showing on the European stage.

PSG sent packing

Mahrez and City were of course back in action earlier this evening.

The Sky Blues welcomed French champions Paris Saint-Germain to the Etihad, for the 2nd-leg of the highly anticipated Champions League semi-final showdown between the clubs.

It was Pep Guardiola’s men who headed into proceedings in possession of the advantage, having recovered from an early deficit to eventually depart Paris with a 2-1 win last week.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar walks off the pitch at the end of the first half during the UEFA Champions League second leg semi-final football match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

And, when all was said and done on Tuesday, City got the job done once again, to secure a first-ever Champions League final berth.

Riyad Mahrez, who netted the crucial 2nd at the Parc des Princes last time out, proved the star of the show once again this evening, notching both goals en route to a 2-0 Citizens victory.

The Algerian’s first came with ten minutes on the clock, when Mahrez picked up the pieces following a blocked Kevin De Bruyne effort to slot between the legs of Keylor Navas from a tight angle:

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

And the former Leicester City man was back at it again just past the hour mark, this time surging in at the back post to put the finishing touches on a flowing team move:

Magnificent Mahrez! 🪄

A beautifully crafted counter-attacking move, and the Algerian winger is at the…

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