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A crazy turn between PSG and Manchester City - goalkeeping mistakes and wall mistakes turn the game

  • Paris Saint-Germain - Manchester City 1: 2 (1: 0)
  • Manchester City want to go to the final of the Champions League for the first time - or will PSG move into the final like last year?
  • The Citizens turned the game around after the break and now have the better cards for the second leg. The semi-final first leg in the ticker for reading.

Paris Saint-Germain - Manchester City 1: 2 (1: 0)

Lineup Paris Saint-GermainNavas - Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bakker - Gueye (red card), Verratti, Paredes (83rd Herrera) - Di Maria (80th Danilo Pereira), Mbappe, Neymar
Lineup Manchester CityEderson - Walker, Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo (61. Zinchenko) - Gündogan, Rodri, De Bruyne - Mahrez, Bernado Silva, Foden
Gates1: 0 Marquinhos (15th), 1: 1 De Bruyne (64th), 1: 2 Mahrez (71.)
refereeFelix Brych

Conclusion: Manchester City turns the game around after the break and wins 2-1 in Paris. In the first section, PSG did not let the guests develop and took the lead after a corner kick through a header from Bayern-Schreck Marquinhos. The home side recalled the strong performance against Bayern with their performance.

But after the break there was no sign of it and the Citizens turned the corner. A lucky goal from De Bruyne and a free kick through the wall by Mahrez ensured the victory. PSG will have to do without midfielder Gueye, who was red-handed in the second leg next Tuesday, and then need at least two goals.

94th minute: De Bruyne pulls from 20 meters, his attempt is still deflected. The Citizens play the corner kick briefly, a little later it is over. Manchester City take a 2-1 lead from Paris into the second leg in a week.

92nd minute: Neymar starts again to dribble, but his pass to Mbappe is too sloppy and the Citizens can clarify.

90th minute: There is a four minute lookup. Will PSG compensate if they are outnumbered or will the Citizens step up?

88th minute: Phil Foden takes on half of the Parisian backcourt. In the penalty area, however, he lacks the strength a little, which is why his conclusion is too central and therefore not a problem for Navas.

86th minute: Now the Parisians are suddenly demanding red for Kevin de Bruyne. The Belgian gets on Danilo Pereira's foot completely unnecessarily, but Brych rightly leaves it with a yellow card.

85th minute: Manchester City are now on the third goal. PSG should be happy if it stays at 1: 2. That would leave a realistic chance for the second leg.

82nd minute: Do the Citizens take advantage of the majority? The guests could make a preliminary decision with another goal after the first leg - the final seems so close.

77th minute: RED for Gueye! PSG threatens to gamble everything away here. The Sengalese grabs Gündogan from behind in the Achilles heel. Referee Felix Brych makes the only correct decision and pulls out the red card.

76th minute: PSG is accordingly shocked after the double blow from the guests. Nevertheless, the home side are now trying to correct the result. However, the Citizens are still clearly on the rise.

PSG against Manchester City NOW in the live ticker: a double strike turns things around

71st Minute: TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR for Manchester City! MADNESS! The guests spin the game. Riyad Mahrez scored the 2-1 with a free kick. PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas does not look good, but the Costa Rican is not to blame. The ball went through the wall between Paredes and Kimpembe - of course that shouldn't happen.

68th minute: There was really no hint of an equalization, but the guests seem more determined after the break. With a little luck, the Citizens forced the important away goal. And they want more now!

64th Minute: TOOOOOOOOOOOR for Manchester City! 1: 1. As if out of nowhere, the guests manage to balance. Kevin de Bruyne hits a cross on goal from the left half-field. The ball sails past friend and foe and hits the far corner.

61st minute: A cleared cross ball from the PSG defense is a template for De Bruyne. The Belgian sets off spectacularly for the side puller, but misses the goal quite clearly. After all, a degree from Citizens.

56th minute: Mbappe takes on two opponents on the right in the penalty area and still brings the ball in the middle. Verratti missed the sharp flat pass by a hair's breadth. Manchester City have to be very careful not to eat a decisive counterattack.

52nd minute: Manchester City are still struggling despite their dominance. The PSG bulwark is very solid, especially in the center, and leaves no room, let alone the chances of the guests.

48th minute: You definitely notice the will of the Citizens in the first minutes after the break. The guests tighten the pressing and attack PSG early in their own half.

46th minute: It continues with the second half. Manchester City kick off and play from right to left. Will the Guardiola-Elf still manage the turnaround?

PSG against Manchester City NOW in the live ticker: Deserved break for Paris

HALF-TIME: PSG deservedly lead 1-0 against Manchester City at the break. Bayern-Schreck Marquinhos was on the spot after a corner kick with a head. The Parisians seem more mature and put in a final-worthy performance. The only accusation that the home side have to put up with is that they didn't jump out of the numerous chances. But one thing is certain: In the second 45 minutes, the Guardiola-Elf will try everything to score the all-important away goal.

42nd minute: Big thing for Manchester City. After a major mistake in his own penalty area, Bernado Silva grabs the ball and lays it across. But Foden's conclusion from a central position from about twelve meters is too unplaced, Navas raises his fists and parries.

41st minute: Neymar is gripped in the penalty area. After a great push from Florenzi, Neymar can't get the ball. Mahrez defended the Brazilian fairly.

40th minute: Shocking moment at PSG. Neymar lies on the floor and holds his arm injured. Cancelo has resolutely let the superstar appear. Neymar has to take a deep breath, but then go on.

36th minute: Manchester City looks insecure and keeps inviting PSG with slight mistakes in the build-up of the game. But the Parisians fail to capitalize on the carelessness of the guests.

32nd minute: Excitement in the PSG penalty area! Navas plays a pass straight into Foden's feet. After a lateral shift, the cross flies into the Paris penalty area, where Bernado Silva climbs up to the header, but Paredes clears artistically.

31st minute: First yellow card! Cancelo comes too late against the fast Mbappe and is rightly cautioned.

27th minute: Di Maria pulls a corner kick straight onto the box and Ederson has to go there. The Brazilian goalkeeper clears for the corner on the other side. This time Neymar brings the corner from the left, Paredes is lurking at the near post, but the Argentine misses the goal by a good meter. The Citizens seem anything but stable in Parisian corners. PSG has air sovereignty.

25th minute: PSG feels even more comfortable with the lead in their backs and exudes joy in playing. Fluid combination play testifies to the self-confidence of the home side, who so far have everything under control. Manchester City has to gather first.

21st minute: Now the Citizens also log into the game. After a long diagonal ball on the far post, Bernado Silva hits the ball with his toe, but Navas can clear the short corner with a defensive foot.

PSG against Manchester City NOW in the live ticker: Bayern-Schreck Marquinhos beheads the deserved lead

15th Minute: TOOOOOOOOOOR for Paris Saint-Germain! 1-0. The Bayern shock struck. Marquinhos heads a corner from Di Maria to the lead without much resistance. The Brazilian had already scored in the quarter-final first leg against FC Bayern. Now it's up to Manchester City.

13th minute: First big opportunity. After the first corner of the game, Neymar comes free to the left in the penalty area and forces Ederson to do a brilliant act, the shot was even deflected.

10th minute: Manchester City now have a lot of possession as usual, but cannot yet get through against the stable PSG defense around Marquinhos.

6th minute: Both teams show mutual respect, but the offensive stars do not shy away from the way forward. PSG are now leaving the game to the guests and building two back four, Verratti playing on the left in midfield. In the front, Neymar and Mbappe are waiting for quick counterattacks.

3rd minute: And PSG's first counterattack is about to start. After Rodri loses the ball, it switches over at lightning speed. Mbappe puts Neymar on the left, but the Brazilian finish is no problem for his compatriot in the goal of Citizens Ederson.

2nd minute: The Parisians go straight to the front as the home team and try to force ball losses in the opposing half.

Kick-off: The German referee Felix Brych approves the game. PSG star Kylian Mbappe kick-offs and then it starts. Manchester City plays from left to right.

Update from April 28th, 8:58 p.m .: The players step onto the lawn in the Parc des Princes, the Champions League anthem sounds. Everything is ready for a big football evening. The ball is about to roll.

Update from April 28th, 8:55 p.m .: Both teams want to finally fulfill their dream of the long-awaited first title in the Champions League. PSG were close last year and only failed in the final at Bayern. Manchester City is in the semifinals for the fifth year under coach Pep Guardiola for the first time since 2016.

With the German representatives Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund, the Citizens had the much easier way into the semifinals than their opponents. PSG bowled the two European heavyweights FC Barcelona and FC Bayern from the premier class. The star ensemble was particularly impressive in the first leg. Do we get to see the next show from Neymar, Mbappe & Co. today?

Update from April 28th, 8:50 p.m .: ManCity coach Pep Guardiola spoke on the Sky microphone before the game: “We have to deal with the pressure, it's not a normal situation. But we have a plan, we just have to play our game. "

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: Neymar, Mbappe & Co. want to crack the city defense

Update from April 28th, 8.45pm: Will Neymar, Mbappe & Co. shake the defensive bulwark of Manchester City? The Guardiola-Elf conceded only one goal in the first eight Champions League games of this season. In the quarterfinals, however, Dortmund showed how to do it. BVB lost both games 1: 2, but still proved that the Citizens are vulnerable. Borussia could have scored significantly more goals, one hit didn't even count due to a controversial referee decision.

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: Mbappe is in top form

Update from April 28th, 8:30 p.m .: In addition to Neymar, the Parisian hopes are above all on miracle striker Kylian Mbappe. The 22-year-old had to be replaced at the 3-1 in Metz at the weekend with a slight thigh injury, but reported fit for the duel with Manchester City in good time.

Mbappe is currently on a run. The French world champion scored a brace in the 3-2 quarter-final first leg in Munich, and scored six times in the three premier class games before. In the 0: 1 in the second leg against Bayern, he went empty-handed. In the league, Mbappe has scored five times in their last three games.

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: The Citizens are still undefeated in the direct duel

Update from April 28th, 8:15 pm: A look at the direct duels between the two opponents. Manchester City are still unbeaten in three comparisons with Paris Saint-Germain. In the 2008/09 season there was a 0-0 in the UEFA Cup group stage. Five years ago, the Citizens prevailed against PSG in the quarter-finals of the premier class, a 2-2 win in Paris was followed by a 1-0 win in the second leg. Who will prevail this time?

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: Gündogan in the starting eleven - Draxler only on the bench

Update from April 28, 7:55 p.m .: The lineups are here! PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino makes four changes compared to the last Champions League appearance in the 0-1 draw against FC Bayern, three of them in the back four. Captain Marquinhos is fit again and replaces Danilo Pereira. Florenzi (right) and Bakker (left) take over the full-back positions for Dagba and Diallo. The German world champion Julian Draxler also loses his place despite strong performances against Bayern and has to give way for Verratti. Thilo Kehrer is also only a substitute. In the attack, all eyes are on the trio of Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria.

ManCity coach Pep Guardiola only changes his starting line-up to make it 2-1 in Dortmund in one position. Left-back Joao Cancelo pushed Zinchenko onto the bench. Ilkay Gündogan is placed in midfield. De Bruyne, Bernado Silva, Foden and Mahrez whirl in front.

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: Crazy Messi rumor in circulation before the game

Update from April 28th, 7:40 p.m .: Before the Champions League semi-finals, a mega offer from PSG made the rounds. The French are preparing a million dollar deal for Barca star Lionel Messi. He was even promised the number ten jersey. Spicy: The ten is currently wearing Messi's buddy Neymar! Would you scare away the Brazilian * to lure Messi to the city of love? Before that, Neymar PSG should shoot towards the final tonight.

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: Guardiola fears the "King of Santos"

Update from April 28th, 7.15pm: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola fears PSG's strong offensive against Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg. He is particularly fond of the Brazilian. "I remember watching clips from Neymar and thinking that he was the king of Santos," enthused Guardiola, as basically only Guardiola can rave about. "The players had their mouths open."

When the then 21-year-old finally moved to FC Barcelona, ​​Guardiola had long since left and had just started at FC Bayern. “If he had stayed at Barcelona they would have won the Champions League two or three times. He, Messi and Suarez were the best offensive. ”With Bayern Guardiola failed in 2015 at his ex-club, Neymar scored two goals.

But how does the tactical fox want to stop the lightning-fast dribbling artist? "We have to adjust a bit, of course, but at the same time it wouldn't make sense not to be who we are." Just like the following Saturday at Crystal Palace and Wilfried Zaha.

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: Duel of the football elite - offensive stars on both sides

Update from April 28th, 3:15 p.m .: Today is the first leg of the second semi-final in the Champions League. In a rather tired kick, Real Madrid and Chelsea split 1: 1 yesterday. In the Parc des Princes, Bayern conqueror Paris St. Germain now has to take on the Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The star line-up at the game promises a lot: Kevin de Bruyne, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Raheem Sterling - it's a duel between the football elite. We are in the live ticker!

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: "Will it be more difficult than against Bayern?"

First report from April 27th: Paris - In the semi-finals of the Champions League * there is a giants duel between Paris Saint-Germain * and Manchester City *. Both clubs prevailed against two Bundesliga heavyweights in the quarter-finals. PSG bowled last year's winner FC Bayern out of the competition, Manchester City got the upper hand against Borussia Dortmund. The dream of the first handle pot in the club's history should finally be fulfilled.

It is no secret that the premier class has top priority for the city bosses from Abu Dhabi and for coach Pep Guardiola, even if the Spaniard recently described the almost certain championship in the Premier League as the “most important title” in the “most beautiful competition”. The ex-Bayern coach tried with such statements to inconspicuously dampen expectations in Europe. In vain.

For the first time under Guardiola, who had won the competition as a coach twice with FC Barcelona, ​​City is in the semi-finals. The pressure and fear of a premature end is still great, even if no one likes to express it. Today's PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino threw the Guardiola-Elf out of the premier class with Tottenham Hotspur two years ago - thanks to the away goals rule, through which Paris now also sent Bayern home in the quarter-finals. “Will it be more difficult than against Bayern?” Asked the Argentine the day before the first leg against Manchester City in Paris. "We do not know that. We're calm and we know we have to fight to beat such a great team. "

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: "Qatar plays against Abu Dhabi"

There is also pressure at PSG. France's series champions only failed in the final against Bayern last year.For the billion dollar club owners from Qatar, winning the premier class has long been above all - and President and CEO Nasser bin Ghanim al-Khelaifi has to deliver. In view of the ownership structure of the clubs supported by the sheikhs, legendary coach Ewald Lienen blasphemed about the Champions League semi-finals: "Qatar is playing against Abu Dhabi."

Spicy: Al-Khelaifi is said to have tried to sign Guardiola a year ago - the PSG coach was still called Thomas Tuchel. Its proximity to the emirate of Qatar may also have played a role. Guardiola will represent the hated competitor in Paris' Prinzenpark on Wednesday.

PSG against Manchester City in the live ticker: German duel - Draxler vs. Gündogan

German teams are no longer represented in the semi-finals of the Champions League, but all four remaining representatives have German national players. Ilkay Gündogan from Manchester City finally wants to fulfill his dream of pot pot. Eight years ago he met Bayern in the final with Borussia Dortmund, even scored a goal - and lost 2-1. “In all honesty, this final is still haunting me. I want this trophy so badly, ”said Gündogan.

The native of Gelsenkirchen has already won so many trophies in England alone: ​​The triumph with City at the weekend in the English League Cup was his ninth title on the island. This makes him the most successful German at an English club, on par with Dietmar Hamann. With one small but subtle difference: Hamann also triumphed in the Champions League in 2005 with Liverpool FC.

On the other side, Gündogan meets two ex-Schalke players with Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler. Draxler played big in the semi-final duels against FC Bayern and was therefore associated with a commitment to the German record champions *. (ck) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA