Manchester City has qualified for the Champions League final for the first time in history. In the return of the semi-finals, the English were 2-0 too strong for Paris Saint-Germain, the losing finalist of last season.
At Paris Saint-Germain, star player Kylian Mbappé sat on the bench the entire match. The Frenchman was not fit enough. Mitchel Bakker was also not assigned a basic place from trainer Mauricio Pochettino. The Dutch left back, who played the entire game last week, only entered the field in the 82nd minute.
City, which only played a European final once in its history (in 1970 the club won the European Cup II), was already on roses after the first leg. In a dazzling duel in Paris, the English took the win (2-1).
Mahrez important again
The winning goal in that game was shot in by Riyad Mahrez and the French-born Algerian was also important in the return. A bet by Kevin De Bruyne was blocked, after which the ball landed at Mahrez’s feet. He did not hesitate and pushed the ball between the legs of keeper Keylor Navas.