Mahrez Brace Assists Man City To Secure UCL Final For The First Time

Manchester City secured a place for UEFA champions league final for the first time in history when Riyad Mahrez find the back of the net at Etihad Stadium in England yesterday.

The Algerian captain secured a 2-0 victory over ten man Paris Saint Germain.

The French side who were trailing 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc des Princes last week had named Kylian Mbappe on the substitute’s bench thinking that they had a chance to cut the deficit early.

However referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot for a handball against Oleksandr Zinchenko. He overturned his original decision after replays showed the ball clearly hit the full-back’s shoulder.

Manchester City took full advantage of the reprieve as Mahrez  found the back of the net from a tight angle to put them in an extremely dominant position at the break.

More so, PSG committed plenty of bodies forward as they looked for a way back in the tie, but there was no way through City’s tight defense and the French side were eventually caught on the counter-attack as Mahrez at 63 minutes finished another fine City move to put the game beyond any doubt.

Pep Guardiola, who reaches the Champions League final for the first time since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011, will now lead his side against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29.


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