6:34 am – April 30, 2021
PSG could have the mask at the end of their match against Manchester City.
PSG lost 2-1 at the Parc des Princes.
The evening had started well.
It was indeed Marquinhos who opened the scoring from the first quarter of an hour.
The Brazilian was back after three weeks of absence.
But Pep Guardiola was able to find the words at half-time.
Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne equalized shortly after returning from the locker room.
Mahrez free kick
And Riyad Mahrez doubled the lead in the process.
Joie Manchester City
The Citizens are in a strong position ahead of the second leg.
PSG even ended the evening at ten after the expulsion of Idrissa Gueye.
Kylian Mbappé and Neymar
Neymar and Kylian Mbappé had a difficult night against Manchester City.
The French striker did not even attempt the slightest shot.
And Neymar was hardly more prominent.
Neymar vs Manchester City
The Brazilian nevertheless wanted to believe in a turnaround in a week.
Like his players, Mauricio Pochettino refused to abdicate.
“We have lost a battle but the war is not over,” Neymar said.
PSG nevertheless only has a 7% chance of qualifying according to previous European Cups.
Joie Manchester City
And the Citizens have lost only one of their last 21 matches in C1.
France may have a representative in the last four of the Champions League, the hexagonal clubs are struggling as rarely.
The defeat conceded by the PSG in front of Manchester City (1-2), Wednesday, during the first leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League tarnishes the record of French clubs a little more on the most prestigious European stage.
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This setback is indeed the 14th recorded by a tricolor formation this season. Fourteen defeats conceded in just 23 matches. With now 61% defeats, France is experiencing its worst loss ratio since the 1969-70 season.
That year, Saint-Etienne, after eliminating Bayern Munich in the first round despite a 2-0 loss in the first leg, lost twice to Legia Warsaw in the round of 16. What is worth a ratio of 75% of defeats.