Manchester City, England, will host its French counterpart Paris Saint-Germain at the Al-Ittihad Stadium at 9 pm today, Tuesday, in the semi-final second leg of the competition. Champions League For the current season 2020-2021.
The first leg, which was held last week at the “Princes Park” stadium, in the French capital, Paris, ended with a victory Manchester City With two goals to one, he scored for the Brazilian team, Marquinhos, while the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne and Algerian star Riad Mahrez scored for City.
It is enough for Manchester City to achieve the result of a tie in today’s match, or a loss with a goal without pay, in order to resolve its qualification for the final match, which will be held on May 29 in Istanbul, Turkey, and to wait for the winner of the match between Chelsea, English, and Real Madrid, which will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, at the stadium. Stamford Bridge, after the first leg in Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw.
Manchester City, led by its Spanish coach, seeks to win and qualify for the final match for the first time in history, and to win the title to combine it with the English Premier League title, which is close to achieving it, as it needs to achieve 3 points in the last 4 rounds of the competition.
City had won the English Professional League Cup this season by defeating Tottenham Hotspur in the final match with a goal, to close to achieving the treble this season.
As for a team Paris Saint-GermainHe also wants to lead his Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, to qualify for the final match, for the second consecutive season and to achieve the title for the first time, after losing to Bayern Munich last season with a goal without a response.
And absent from Paris Saint-Germain in the face of tonight, Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Jana Gay, after he was sent off in the first leg, as a result of his violent intervention on the German Ilkay Gundogan, the star of City, and Spain’s Juan Bernat is also absent from the injury.
Doubts are surrounding the participation of young star Kylian Mbappe, who is the top scorer in the competition with 8 goals, behind leaders Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, due to injury, after he missed his team’s last match last Saturday against Lance in the French League, which ended with the victory of Saint-Germain. Two goals to one, and he did not participate in the training of his team on Sunday.