The semi-final match of the UEFA Champions League 2020-2021 season was last night. Manchester City defeated Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 2-1 on the road in the first match of the semi-finals.
There was a big game last night in the most important organization of European football at the club level. French representative PSG hosted England’s Manchester City team in the first match of the semi-finals at the Parc des Princes Stadium.
PSG, who started the match, started fast at the beginning of the match with Brazilian star player Neymar. Although Neymar could not take advantage of two-goal opportunities, he found the goal he was looking for in the 15th minute.
PSG – MANCHESTER CITY
In the corner kick used by Angel Di Maria, team captain Marquinhos, who rose to the ball better than the defenders, brought the goal. He sent his team forward 1-0 by sending the ball to the net with a proper head kick and the first half ended with this score.
In the second half, Manchester City played a more aggressive game. In Manchester City, no one touched the center of the penalty area of Kevin De Bruyne on the left-wing. The ball advancing towards the goal encountered nets. The visiting team made the score 1-1 in the 64th minute.
Not slowing down, Manchester City won a free-kick from the area close to the penalty area line. In the hard shot of Riyad Mahrez, who was in charge of the ball, the leather round went through the dam and shook the nets and the British representative went 2-1 in the 71st minute of the match.
Idrissa Gueye of PSG has committed a hard foul against Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan. Idrissa saw a direct red card in the 77th minute and left his team by 10.
There were no other goals in the remaining minutes of the match. Manchester City beat PSG 2-1 in the semi-final, in which it fell behind.
At PSG, Marquinhos and Gueye made history.
Marquinhos has rocked the nets 5 times in his last 12 Champions League matches. He made history by scoring goals in the quarter and semi-finals in at least two consecutive events. He went down in history as the 3rd player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann.
Idrissa Gueye made history by receiving a red card twice a season in the Champions League. He became the second player after Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa.