Man City vs PSG LIVE: Champions League updates

Man City vs PSG LIVE: Champions League updates
Follow all the action as the two of football’s heavyweights vie for top spot in Group A

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Follow all the action as Manchester City host Paris Saint-Germain in a decisive Champions League fixture that will likely decide who finishes top of Group A.

Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit in pole position in the group on nine points – one clear of PSG on eight – and can guarantee themselves of top spot if they defeat the French giants tonight. Man City did suffer a 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture, though, when Lionel Messi finally got off the mark in Paris with a stunning solo goal. City cruised past Everton in style last weekend but will have to once again make do without Kevin De Bruyne, who has tested positive for Covid-19.

PSG’s preparations for the fixture have been somewhat overshadowed by the constant speculation linking manager Mauricio Pochettino to the Manchester United job. The Argentine is believed to be United’s first choice to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but insisted repeatedly at his pre-match press conference that he is “so happy” in Paris. PSG were held to a 2-2 draw by RB Leipzig last time out in Europe and must take all three points tonight in order to top the group heading into the final round of games. Follow all the latest updates below.

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GOAL! Man City 1 – 1 PSG (Sterling, 63’)⚽️

63 mins: Game on!

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Man City 0 – 1 PSG

61 mins: Save! City play the free kick short and give the ball to Mahrez. He takes it into the box from the right and hits one at goal only for Navas to palm it away from close range!

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:19
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Man City 0 – 1 PSG

59 mins: It’s getting a little heated out there as Herrera goes down and Man City elect to play on. They send the ball into the six-yard box and Marquinhos pokes it out for a corner. Herrera is down again and has to go off, Danilo replaces him for PSG.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:17
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Man City 0 – 1 PSG

56 mins: Gabriel Jesus’ introduction to the game sees him weave into the box before losing possession to Kimpembe. He prods the ball up to Paredes who is clipped by Rodri. The Man City midfielder gives away a free kick and picks up a yellow card for that tackle.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:13
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Man City 0 – 1 PSG

53 mins: How do Man City respond to that. They dominated the game in Paris as well but also went behind and eventually lost that match 2-0. Is something similar going to happen tonight.

Pep Guardiola makes a change and brings on Gabriel Jesus in place of Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:11
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GOAL! Man City 0 – 1 PSG (Mbappe, 50’)⚽️

50 mins: That was always the danger! Mendes starts the move deep in his own half with a pass up to Messi before bombing it down the left wing. Messi slots the ball back out to him and he sprints into City’s half. Messi gets the ball back and plays a one-two with Herrera to take it into the box. He slots a cross towards the six-yard area for Neymar but a deflection takes the ball to the back post where Mbappe brings it under control and slots it through the legs of Ederson to give PSG the lead!

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:07
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Man City 0 – 0 PSG

48 mins: Chance! Rodri lifts a pass into the box as he spots Gundogan’s run in behind. Navas charges the German down but Gundogan chips it over the goalkeeper. The ball loops so high that Hakimi and Marquinhos both get back in time to head it away from goal and then the offside flag goes up against the Man City midfielder.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:05
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Second half: Man City 0 – 0 PSG

Kick off: Man City get the ball rolling once again. Neither manager has made any substitutions at half-time. Can Man City capitalise on their impressive display from the first half and break the deadlock?

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:03
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Elsewhere in the Champions League

In the other Group A game of the evening Club Brugges are trailing RB Leipzig by four goals to nil. That means that both Man City and PSG would qualify for the next round whatever the result of their clash.

In effect the match at the Etihad Stadium is now a decider to see who will finish at the top of the group.

In Group B, Liverpool are currently drawing 0-0 with Porto. The Reds are already in the next round but will want to continue their unbeaten run in the group stages so far.

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