The Parisians did not achieve this feat.Beaten at the Parc des Princes (1 – 2) by the Citizens on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the men of Mauricio Pochettino did not succeed in overturning the score at the Etihad. They fell again (2 – 0) against a brilliant team from Manchester City. The reigning African champion, Riyadh Mahrez, has signed a double that confirms the qualification of Pep Guardiola’s men in the final of the most prestigious European competitions, a first in the history of the English club.
The PSG will not succeed in the end.Neymar Junior’s teammates will not play in the final as they did last year against Bayern Munich. The Sky Blues, who won both the first and second rounds (4 – 1 in both matches), qualified for the final for the first time in their history. Riyadh Mahrez was voted man of the game.Scoring twice (11th and 63rd minute), he offers the final ticket to his team.
The Parisians, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich players, however pushed in the first half to try to score early in the match but they lacked success. The red card received by the Argentinean Angel Di Maria in the 69th minute, plunged the men of Mauricio Pochettino into a nightmarish evening.
Pep Guardiola is delighted with this qualification that Manchester City has been waiting for since 2009. He did not fail to point out that the absence of Kylian Mbappé, injured in the calf, weakened the Parisian attack which could not frame the slightest shot. It was a tight match, they put a lot of players between the lines.Finally, it was good that Kylian Mbappé does not play, in these situations they are unstoppable as against FC Barcelona. We suffered a lot in the first half. In the second half, the dry cleaning was much better. We defended well in the last 30 metres and the second goal came from a counter-attack.” said the Spanish coach at the end of the game.