Man City vs PSG LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

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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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Man City vs PSG

  • Match shown live on BT Sport TV channels, app and website

  • Man City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Zinchenko, Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling.

  • PSG: Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Herrera, Gueye, Paredes, Neymar, Messi, Mbappe.

  • 50 min: Kylian Mbappe finishes off slick PSG counter-attack

  • 63 min: Raheem Sterling taps home a City equaliser

  • 76 min: Gabriel Jesus slots in from close range

Man City 2 - 1 PSG

21:45 , Michael Jones

85 mins: PSG keep probing but can’t find a way through. Messi has dropped deeper to get more of the ball but City have everyone behind the ball.

PSG’s build up play is too slow, it’s comfortable for City to defend against.

Man City 2 - 1 PSG

21:41 , Michael Jones

82 mins: Into the last 10 minutes now. Man City have the advantage but Paris have seen more of the ball since they’ve gone behind.

Jesus attempts to play Sterling into the box but Marquinhos wins the ball and PSG sweep forward. It comes up to Messi but City’s defenders are on top of him immediately and he’s dispossessed.

Man City 2 - 1 PSG

21:38 , Michael Jones

79 mins: Joao Cancelo picks up a harsh yellow card after sliding into a challenge on Messi. Cancelo clearly wins the ball but can’t stop his slide and connects with Messi who flips over the Man City defender rather theatrically.

GOAL! Man City 2 - 1 PSG (Jesus, 76’)⚽️

21:34 , Michael Jones

76 mins: City have come from behind to lead against PSG! This is another great move from Man City. Mahrez brings the ball down the right side before coming inside. He flicks a diagonal ball to the far post where Bernardo Silva controls a first time pass to set up Gabriel Jesus. Jesus waits for the goalkeeper to move and then side-foots his finish to Navas’ left. Calm, cool, collected stuff from the Premier League champions.

Man City 1 - 1 PSG

21:32 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Chance! Massive chance for PSG to take the lead again. Messi gives the ball to Neymar who weaves around Rodri before a one-two with Di Maria takes him into the box. He shifts away from Dias, gets one-on-one with Ederson and belts his effort wide of the near post!

Man City 1 - 1 PSG

21:30 , Michael Jones

72 mins: How crucial will this goal from Raheem Sterling prove to be?

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Man City 1 - 1 PSG

21:27 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Nuno Mendes and Idrissa Gueye are both taken off by Mauricio Pochettino with Angel di Maria and Junior Dina Ebimbe brought on.

Bernardo Silva slips the ball into the box for Sterling who shifts away from Marquinhos to open up sapce to shoot. The Paris centre-back sticks with him though and takes the ball when Sterling attempts to cut back onto his right foot.

Man City 1 - 1 PSG

21:25 , Michael Jones

66 mins: The noise level inside the Etihad has been ramped up a bit since that equaliser. Sterling has the ball out on the left side and gives it to Cancelo. He tries to pick out Jesus in the area but Kimpembe heads it clear. The clearance comes to Rodri in midfield and he sends the ball back in winning a corner for the home side.

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

21:20 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Game on! It’s a beautifully worked goal from Man City. Walker makes a run in behind the PSG backline from deep and meets the ball after Rodri lifts it over the top from just outside the box. Walker cuts it back into the middle, there’s a deflection off Jesus and Sterling pokes it home at the back post! City are level. It’s no more than they deserve really.

Man City 0 - 1 PSG

21:19 , Michael Jones

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!

Man City 0 - 1 PSG

21:17 , Michael Jones

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.

Man City 0 - 1 PSG

21:13 , Michael Jones

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.

Man City 0 - 1 PSG

21:11 , Michael Jones

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.

GOAL! Man City 0 - 1 PSG (Mbappe, 50’)⚽️

21:07 , Michael Jones

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!

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

21:05 , Michael Jones

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.

Second half: Man City 0 - 0 PSG

21:03 , Michael Jones

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?

Elsewhere in the Champions League

20:58 , Michael Jones

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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Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:50 , Michael Jones

Kylian Mbappé made his 50th Champions League appearance tonight. At aged 22 years and 339 days, he is the second-youngest outfield player to reach that milestone, behind only Cesc Fàbregas (22 years & 331 days)

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Half-time: Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:49 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Somehow it’s goalless at the break. City have hit the post and had a Rodri header cleared off the line. They’ve penned the visitors firmly in their own half but haven’t yet found a breakthrough.

PSG’s best chance came with a counter-attack from Mbappe right at the end of the half but he was unable to hit the target from the front edge of the box.

It feels as though there are goals in this game, hopefully they come in the second half.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:45 , Michael Jones

44 mins: Chance! PSG orchestrate a quick break after Messi wins the ball just inside City’s half. He fires it up to Mbappe who sprints towards the box. Walker flies back to make it awkward for Mbappe to get a shot away but he does and his effort curls narrowly over the crossbar!

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:43 , Michael Jones

41 mins: Joao Cancelo catches Messi on the right side of the pitch and the PSG forward goes down. The visitors win a free kick and PSG take their time with it. It’s the first time Paris have had the ball in City’s half for about 10 minutes or so and they decide to play the set piece short. Kylian Mbappe is sent on a chase to the byline but he can’t maintain possession under pressure from Cancelo.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:40 , Michael Jones

38 mins: PSG’s centre-backs, Marquinhos and Kimpembe have been outstanding so far. City are broken into the box a number of time with some lovely runs through the channels and a couple of crosses that the defenders have been a match for.

PSG can’t get out though, City’s high press means they’re keeping continued pressure in PSG final third and smothering the visitors attempts to play the ball out from deep.

Off the post! Gundogan within inches of scoring for City

20:35 , Michael Jones

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

35 mins: Man City are knocking on the door. Gundogan positions himself just inside the front edge of the box and is fed the ball who checks to the right and curls an effort around a Paris defender only to strike the right hand post!

City’s next attack sees Mahrez come inside from the right and drill a low shot at Navas who dives down to his right and pushes the ball wide.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:33 , Michael Jones

32 mins: In the other Group A match of the evening RB Leipzig are currently beating Club Brugges 3-0. If the Belgium side can’t mount a spectacular comeback in that match both Manchester City and PSG will qualify for the next round regardless of how this match at the Etihad plays out.

Bernardo Silva collects a pass from Mahrez at the byline and his cutback into the box is blocked by Herrera and Navas catches hold of the loose ball.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:29 , Michael Jones

29 mins: Chance! Mendes shifts the ball around Walker and drives into the box. He rolls the ball onto his right foot and hits a low effort at goal but Ederson is down quickly to smother the ball and keep it from crossing the line.

Chance! This time at the other end of the pitch. A diagonal ball comes out to Mahrez who brings it under control on the right wing. He slips the ball into the box for Gundogan who knocks it over to Sterling. Sterling pulls the ball back for Zinchenko who shoots but is denied by a good block from Marquinhos.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:26 , Michael Jones

26 mins: Hakimi brings the ball forward on a PSG counter-attack before sending it across to Neymar. Neymar cuts inside and looks to shoot but Mahrez wins the ball before losing it himself to Gueye. He attempts to swing in a cross by Walker is back to block it behind for a corner that Man City then deal with.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:23 , Michael Jones

23 mins: Kimpembe has had a lot of defensive work to do so for. Firstly he clears a cross from Zinchenko then blocks a shot from the same man after Raheem Sterling found the Ukrainian in the left-side of the box with a nice through ball.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:20 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Chance! City come close to the opener with Mahrez bringing the ball into the box and taking a left-footed shot that Achraf Hakimi heads over the bar from inside the six-yard box.

The resultant corner is dealt with by PSG but City regain possession and come at them again.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:18 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Messi slots a fine pass out to Mendes on the left wing and he threads a pass through the lines up to Neymar. He looks offside as he collects the ball and turns into the box but no flag goes up. City are left scrambling but Neymar scuffs his shot and Ederson manages to keep it out before the assistant referee finally flags offside.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:16 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Hello, Mahrez carries the ball into the right side of the box and draws in Nuno Mendes. The PSG left-back lunges at the ball and prods it away before clipping Mahrez who goes down in the box. There’s a loud appeal for a penalty from the City fans but the referee shakes his head and lets PSG run the ball out from the back.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:13 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Paris Saint-Germain have a nice period on the ball, sweetly passing it around the pitch and encouraging City to break formation. Idrissa Gueye attempts a quick one-two with Lionel Messi but Messi’s return pass is intercepted by Cancelo and it’s City turn to attack again.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:09 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Ander Herrera misplaces a pass to Marquinhos and Bernardo Silva intercepts the loose ball high up the pitch. He slots it back to Zinchenko who drives at the box with Mahrez flying forward on the right. Zinchenko chooses not to pass and cuts back onto his left-foot before getting caught in possession and losing the ball.

Off the line! Kimpembe denies Rodri

20:07 , Michael Jones

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

6 mins: The free kick comes curling in towards the back post where Rodri wins the header and sends it at goal. Navas is beaten in through the air but Kimpembe judges the danger well, gets back to the goalline and clears the ball for PSG!

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:05 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Oleksandr Zinchenko sends a through ball down the left wing but there are no runners and the ball rolls out for a goal kick.

City get the ball back as Keylor Navas boots it straight out of play and they work it quickly out ot Kyle Walker on the right side. He sends it up to Riyad Mahrez who holds the ball up well and wins a free kick after a foul from Neymar.

Man City 0 - 0 PSG

20:02 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Both teams take the knee and are met with applause before Paris get the match underway with Kylian Mbappe passing the ball to his backline. It’s sent into Man City’s final third and the home take over possession.

Rodri passes the ball to Joao Cancelo who flicks a pass into the box and almost picks out Ilkay Gundogan’s run but Presnel Kimpembe intercepts and works the ball clear.

Man City vs PSG: Here come the teams

19:58 , Michael Jones

The teams head out of the tunnel and the Champions League theme begins to play. Manchester City will have to deal with Messi, Neymar and Mbappe tonight. Can they get a win?

Man City vs PSG: Almost time for kick off

19:54 , Michael Jones

The warm-ups are over at the Etihad Stadium, kick off is less than 10 minutes away and the teams are expected out at any minute. This should be a belter of a match.

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Man City vs PSG: City can top Group A

19:51 , Michael Jones

Manchester City will not only qualify for the knockout stages but also clinch the top spot in Group A if they are victorious against PSG this evening.

City are currently one point above the Parisians and will extend their lead to an unassailable four points at the top of the group with a win.

If City lose tonight then they would need PSG to drop points in the final matchday in order to finish top and secure a potentially easier draw in the next round.

Man City vs PSG: No Foden or Grealish

19:46 , Michael Jones

Manchester City will have to compete against Paris Saint-Germain this evening without the services of Phil Foden or Jack Grealish.

Pep Guardiola confirmed that both players are out with injuries as Grealish hasn’t recovered from a knock picked up on international duty and Foden felt discomfort in training from a problem sustained against Everton at the weekend.

Man City vs PSG: Pep Guardiola talks up ‘excellent’ Mauricio Pochettino despite lack of trophies

19:43 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola believes Mauricio Pochettino can be considered an elite manager without major trophy triumphs to his name.

Guardiola comes up against the former Tottenham boss as Manchester City host the Argentinian’s Paris St Germain side in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Pochettino has been linked with the new managerial vacancy at Manchester United but his only silverware as a boss came in the Coupe de France last season.

Pep Guardiola talks up ‘excellent’ Mauricio Pochettino despite lack of trophies

Man City vs PSG: Guardiola on City’s formation

19:40 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola raised a few eyebrows with his team selection for this evening’s game as one of either Oleksandr Zinchenko or Joao Cancelo is expected to play in midfield instead of their usual full-back position.

Speaking about how he set up the team Guardiola saud:

If a full-back goes into midfield you can say he is an attacking midfielder.

"The movements of the players - on the tactics board you put out the names, but after, everyone has permission to drive in the box and has permission to get back and help."

Man City vs PSG: Paris’s record versus English teams

19:37 , Michael Jones

This is Paris Saint-Germain’s 27th competitive meeting with an English team - 8 matches vs. Chelsea, 4 matches vs. Arsenal, 4 matches vs. Liverpool, 6 matches vs. Manchester City, 4 matches vs. Manchester United.

PSG’s records is: 8 wins, 8 draws, and 10 defeats. Will they add another victory to that tally tonight?

Man City vs PSG: Guardiola on Messi and Ronaldo

19:34 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola spoke about coming up with a gameplan to handle Lionel Messi tonight and explained who difficult a task it is. He said:

It’s so difficult. Sometimes when he [Messi] has the ball, you don’t know what to do - not even he knows.

"Every player could be a star at teams around the world but all four are in the same team. I am so happy he is still playing and the level he plays and the quality.

"What these two guys have done will be almost impossible to imitate, maybe we will see it but I don’t think it will happen. It’s unique, I think.

"To find two players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, and for them to do what they have done."

Man City vs PSG: Bernardo Silva on Man City and Pep Guardiola

19:26 , Michael Jones

Manchester City head coach, Pep Guardiola, recently said that midfielder Bernardo Silva was ‘undroppable’ due to his recent displays on the pitch and Silva believes his performances stem from understanding the game better. He said:

Here at Manchester City I feel like a better player ever year, mainly because of how I understand the game, of how I understand what the game needs at each stage,

“Sometimes the team needs to speed up the game or have more of the ball.

“Having a coach like Pep Guardiola, who likes controlling the rhythm of a game by dominating possession, drives us all to win year after year,

“Unfortunately in the Champions League we have not yet achieved our aim, which is to win the competition.In the Champions League, small details can make the difference.”

Man City vs PSG: Mauricio Pochettino’s managerial record as Manchester United rumours swirl once more

19:22 , Michael Jones

Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged the “rumours” connecting him with the Manchester United manager’s job as his record makes him a favourite for the vacancy.

The former Tottenham boss is in the north west for his Paris Saint-Germain side’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday but has been widely linked with the other side of the city.

Mauricio Pochettino’s managerial record as Man United rumours swirl once more

Man City vs PSG: Cancelo stars for Man City

19:19 , Michael Jones

Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo has been directly involved in five goals in his last four Champions League appearances for Manchester City (two goals and three assists), including a hat-trick of assists in his last game against Club Brugges.

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Man City vs PSG: Will Messi score again?

19:15 , Michael Jones

PSG’s Lionel Messi has scored seven goals in seven Champions League appearances against Manchester City including in this reverse fixture back in September.

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Man City vs PSG: Verratti on tonight's game

19:10 , Michael Jones

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti believes that tonight’s clash with Manchester City will be a ‘great game’ and thinks PSG’s players have enough quality to cause City problems this evening. He said:

It’s always better if all the best players are on the pitch for this kind of game, it’s a great game between two very good teams. I think a lot of people will be watching this game.

“With Manchester City, the danger can come from anywhere. We’ll have to keep the ball well and defend well when we don’t. They have great players, but so do we, so I hope we can put all the ingredients in place to put City in trouble.”

Man City vs PSG: Mauricio Pochettino insists he is ‘so happy’ at PSG amid Manchester United interest

19:06 , Michael Jones

Mauricio Pochettino insisted he was “happy” at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday amid reports that he is Manchester United’s first choice to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pochettino, whose PSG squad face Manchester City on Wednesday, is understood to be interested in joining United, possibly even before the summer, but said the speculation was part of football and that he remains happy in Paris.

Mauricio Pochettino insists he’s ‘happy’ at PSG amid Manchester United interest

Man City vs PSG: City yet to concede against Paris at home

19:02 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have not conceded a goal in their previous three home Uefa club competition matches against Paris Saint-Germain.

They have won both of their home games against Paris in the Champions League without conceding a goal, triumphing 1-0 in April 2016 and 2-0 in May 2021. If they keep another clean sheet tonight, a place in the knockout stages await.

Man City vs PSG: Pochettino on Sergio Ramos

18:59 , Michael Jones

Four-time Champions League winner Sergio Ramos has to settle for a place on the bench tonight as he awaits his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain since joining the French side in the summer.

Ramos has been out with a calf injury and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t want to rush Ramos’s recovery saying:

He’s doing well, in the last few weeks he’s been with us in training, and he’s going to get back to full fitness step by step. This is the first step, which is important. Then, when the opportunity arises, he will play. But we shouldn’t rush, because we want him to be at the same level of fitness as his teammates.”

Man City vs PSG: Team changes

18:50 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola makes three changes to the Manchester City starting XI that defeated Everton 3-0 at the weekend. Ruben Dias comes in to replace Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko replaces Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez is in for Cole Palmer. There are only six substitutes named on the bench with neither Phil Foden nor Jack Grealish in the squad.

Mauricio Pochettino makes four changes to the Paris Saint-Germain side that beat Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Nuno Mendes, Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos join Achraf Hakimi in the back line with Ander Herrera replacing Marco Verratti in midfield.

Man City vs PSG: Line-ups

18:45 , Michael Jones

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, Joao Cancelo, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Sterling

PSG XI: Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Paredes, Herrera, Gueye, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

Man City vs PSG: Gundogan on Pochettino

18:42 , Michael Jones

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes that the familiarity between Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino will play into the PSG boss’s hands when the two sides clash this evening.

Unlike his own manager Gundogan thinks that previous matches - in which Pochettino has triumphed - give Paris Saint-Germain a slight edge over the Premier League champions despite the game being tough for both clubs. Gundogan said:

I think the biggest challenge, for both teams to be honest, is that both managers know each other quite well,

"Unfortunately, he was able to beat us in the past quite regularly and also in important games. That’s not really an advantage for us."

Man City vs PSG: Away day struggles for PSG

18:37 , Michael Jones

Paris St-Germain have only won 20% of their meetings with Manchester City in the Champions League. Among teams they have faced at least five times in the competition, only against Real Madrid (17%) do they have a lower win percentage.

PSG are winless in their last three away games in the Champions League with two draws and one defeat. They could go without an away victory in the group stage of the competition in a single season for the first time since 2004/05.

Man City vs PSG: Guardiola plays down previous results against Pochettino

18:33 , Michael Jones

In recent meetings Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has come up trumps with his Champions League gameplans against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

PSG won the last meeting between the clubs 2-0 and before that Pochettino’s Tottenham defeated City in the 2019 Champions League quarter-finals.

For his part Pep Guardiola insists his past meetings with the Argentine will have no bearing on this latest clash saying:

"It’s completely different - different countries, players, shapes. Even with the same manager and same team from one year it can be different - new players, many things can happen."

Man City vs PSG: PSG hopeful that Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Man City

18:25 , Michael Jones

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful World Cup-winner Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The France forward, who scored in the Ligue 1 leaders’ victory over Nantes on Saturday, missed training on Monday through illness.

Mbappe was well enough to travel with the squad to England for the Group A encounter at the Etihad Stadium and was due to be assessed after training on Tuesday evening.

PSG hopeful that Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Man City in Champions League

Man City vs PSG: The permutations

18:21 , Michael Jones

Manchester City will join Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 if they can avoid defeat against Paris Saint-Germain tonight.

Pep Guardiola’s men will also qualify if Club Brugges fail to beat RB Leipzig in the other Group A match regardless of the result at the Etihad Stadium.

In the previous meeting between these two teams PSG beat City 2-0 at Parc des Princes in September, although the group has since turned round with Man City now in top spot and needing only a point from their second meeting to advance.

Man City vs PSG: Early team news

18:17 , Michael Jones

Jack Grealish will be assessed before the game but could return for Manchester City are sitting out their recent game against Everton through injury.

Meanwhile Kevin De Bruyne is unavailable and winger Ferran Torres may be out until next year with a foot problem

Four-time Champions League winner Sergio Ramos might make his first appearance for Paris St-Germain against Manchester City tonight.

He has not featured for the French side since leaving Real Madrid in the summer but has seemingly recovered from a calf injury and has been included in the squad for this evening’s game.

Man City vs PSG

18:10 , Lawrence Ostlere

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.

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