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  • May 15, 2021

Exclusive: City to face Neymar and co in crucial Champions League semi-final clash tonight

 Exclusive: City to face Neymar and co in crucial Champions League semi-final clash tonight


Manchester City host Paris Saint-Germain in their blockbuster Champions League semi-final second-leg this evening.

City hold the advantage in the tie as they look to reach their first ever Champions League final where either Chelsea or Real Madrid will await.

Riyad Mahrez scored a vital goal for Man City against PSG last week

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Riyad Mahrez scored a vital goal for Man City against PSG last week

Pep Guardiola’s men came from behind in Paris last week to win 2-1 in a superb display.

Following Marquinhos’ opener, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored in the second half to put City on the brink of reaching the final.

The Manchester giants have enjoyed a superb run in recent weeks, winning the Carabao Cup and putting themselves to within one win of Premier League glory.

But the Champions League trophy is the one they really want and they’ll be looking to finish their job on PSG tonight and book their place in Turkey on May 29.

Man City v PSG: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8pm on Tuesday, May 4.

Full coverage from the Etihad will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Trevor Sinclair.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Pep Guardiola’s Man City are on the brink of the Champions League final

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Pep Guardiola’s Man City are on the brink of the Champions League final

Man City v PSG: Confirmed team news

As reported, no Kylian Mbappe in the starting XI for Paris Saint-Germain.

Meanwhile, Oleksandr Zinchenko replaces Cancelo for Man City.

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo.

Subs: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Laporte, Rodrigo, Torres, Mendy, Cancelo

PSG: Navas, Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo, Paredes, Herrera, Neymar, Verratti, Di Maria, Icardi.

Subs: Kehrer, Mbappe-Lottin, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Kean, Sarabia, Kurzawa, Draxler, Bakker, Dagba, Randriamamy.

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for the second-leg at Man City

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PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for the second-leg at Man City

Man City v PSG: What has been said?

Man City boss Pep Guardiola: “In my experience the second leg of the semi-final is always the toughest game, more than the final. It’s not just in this club, at all the clubs I have been at.

“In these games you are not going to play 90 minutes like we played the second half in Paris. I would love it, but that is not going to happen.

“You have to understand that this will be a big battle, there are moments to suffer.

“But I am pretty sure we are going to react well, do what we have to do and impose ourselves.

“We arrive in a good moment. I said to the guys, ‘Don’t think much to win this game’. It’s like we have done many times this season. It’s the same message as the last six or seven months.

“We approach this game like any other game, (albeit one) that we start with a small advantage. We have to play to win the game.

“So go out there and do what we’ve done this season, which means in the bad moments stay calm.

“Are we going to play how we want to play? That is what is going to be important. How quick we play, that’s what will be important.

“After that it belongs to the players, the desire to do something nice for us, something in their lives they will remember forever.

“They have to make a step forward and show they can win the game. They are going to do it. We are going to do it.”





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