The Citizens are favorites to book tickets to Istanbul but the Parisians can be expected to beat the odds.
Manchester City will be aiming to get the job done and reach the Champions League finals for the very first time in their history when they welcome Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad for the semi-final second-leg tonight.
Tuesday’s hosts go into the match carrying advantage from the first leg, having scored two crucial away goals and grabbed a 2-1 victory at Parc des Princes last week.
Marquinhos opened the scoring in the 15th minute as he rose the highest to head in Neymar’s cross from a corner. Kevin De Bruyne leveled the scoreline four minutes after the hour-mark before Riyad Mahrez quickly scored the winner from a free-kick.
Man City vs PSG Form
The Sky Blues inched closer to the Premier League title with a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend. Just one more victory, or Manchester United‘s loss in the postponed clash with Liverpool, is needed before they are mathematically crowned as champions.
A win on Tuesday night, which would be their seventh consecutive in the Champions League, would see City become the English team with the longest winning streak in Europe.
Pep Guardiola’s men can be optimistic about making it to their first-ever final if history is anything to go by, as English clubs have progressed to the next stage in European competitions after winning the first leg in each of their previous 47 attempts.
The Ligue 1 titleholders have a point to make as well as they are looking to play in the finals of Europe’s premier club competition for a second successive season.
PSG obviously have much work to do in order to turn the tie in their favor but they have been a force to reckon with on their travels lately, having won their last seven away European games and 10 away matches across all competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over Lens last time out to maintain pressure on league leaders Lille as the title race in France approaches its conclusion.
Man City vs PSG Head-to-head
PSG are yet to defeat Man City in four clashes, with two of those going in the favor of the latter and the remaining ending in a stalemate.
Man City vs PSG Team News
Guardiola has a full fit squad at his disposal.
Pochettino, though, is sweating over the fitness of Kylian Mbappe, who is recovering from a minor calf issue. Idrissa Gueye will play no part in the match due to suspension while Juan Bernat is ruled out.