The headline reads “Manchester City 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain.” Despite the star power of the main cast, PSG still fell victim to the heads of the UEFA Champions League table. Man City stalwart Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus made sure of the victory even after some problems.
It was a sorry day for PSG, mainly Kylian Mbappe. The EPL side’s victory happened after he had given PSG a 1-0 advantage. PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino will have to draw up another plan to win a game, but at the very least, they’re looking forward to a matchup against Man United in the last 16.
Manchester City Proves Itself
Manchester City had quite questionable moments in the match, but they looked like the world-beaters that they are in disposing of PSG. Their commanding 2-1 victory may go down in the history books among the most epic Champions League matches, courtesy of how loaded PSG is.
Even with Leo Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe in their side, PSG failed to find an answer against Pep Guardiola and the synergy with which his team played. Of special praise is how Portuguese player Bernardo Silva played. He was superb in his touches, made his passes with class, and was really the player who won the game.
Not a Repeat of Last Time
It could very well have been a repeat of the first time, a match which PSG had won 2-0. It wouldn’t be so, as City made sure that the match wouldn’t be a repeat of the first time the two teams met. It’s a different outcome, even if a single point separates the two teams at the top of the football live score table.
While they are two sides of the same coin—they’re being accused of being state-sponsored teams for ‘sportswashing’ chores—the system represents the divide with which both sides play. Man City are individuals playing together, while PSG is a team made up of individual plays.
What’s Next for Both Teams
Even though the loss looks bad for PSG, it’s all on paper as both sides go through the Last 16, thanks to Club Brugge’s disposal of Leipzig—the stuff of which 12BET online sports betting fanatics can only dream of. There’s more in store as the UEFA Champions League begins to move into final 16 territory.
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