MANCHESTER. Manchester City succeeded in turn the tables against Paris Saint Germain to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Paris Saint Germain to strike first with a goal of K. Mbappe at the 50′. Then it was a goal in the 63′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Gabriel Jesus gave the win to Manchester City in the 76′ minute with a goal.
The match was played at the Etihad Stadium stadium in Manchester on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Orsato with the help of Alessandro Giallatini and Fabiano Preti. The 4th official was Luca Pairetto. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 5.1 degrees Celsius or 41.2 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 89%.
- 54 Ball Possession 46
- 16 Total 7
- 6 On Target 2
- 10 Off Target 5
- 5 Shots blocked 1
- 142 Attack 72
- 83 Dangerous attack 21
- 65 Ball safe 82
- 6 Free Kicks 16
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 0
- 3 Off Sides 1
- 13 Total 5
- 3 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 1 Substitutions 3
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Manchester City was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Paris Saint Germain that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Manchester City was was more aggressive with 83 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Manchester City won the match.
Manchester City shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. Regarding the opposition, Paris Saint Germain shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.
Manchester City received 3 yellow cards (Rodri, Gabriel Jesus and J. Cancelo). On the other side, Paris Saint Germain didn’t receive any yellow card.
After playing this match, Manchester City will have 12 points to hold in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Paris Saint Germain will stay with 8 points to hold in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Champions League, Manchester City will play away against RB Leipzig on the 7th of December with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Manchester City (0 draws).
Paris Saint Germain will host Club Brugge on the 7th of December with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Paris Saint Germain (1 draw).
Manchester City – Formation
Manchester City adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala decided to play with the following team: Ederson, Kyle Walker , John Stones , Rúben Dias , João Cancelo , İlkay Gündoğan , Rodri , Oleksandr Zinchenko , Riyad Mahrez , Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling .
The home team had on the bench: Fernandinho, James McAtee, Cole Palmer, Gabriel Jesus, Scott Carson, Aymeric Laporte, Zack Steffen and Nathan Aké.
Manchester City made only 1 change substituting O. Zinchenko for Gabriel Jesus (54′).
Best player: Riyad Mahrez
The player that probably impressed the most for Manchester City was Riyad Mahrez even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 64 passes (92% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 14. He performed 7 crosses.
Paris Saint Germain – Formation
Also Paris Saint Germain adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero played with: Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi , Marquinhos , Presnel Kimpembe , Nuno Mendes , Ander Herrera , Leandro Paredes , Idrissa Gueye , Lionel Messi , Kylian Mbappé and Neymar .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Abdou Diallo, Mauro Icardi, Ángel Di María, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, Denis Franchi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Thilo Kehrer , Colin Dagba, Sergio Ramos, Marco Verratti and Danilo Pereira .
Paris Saint Germain could not rely on the presence of Danilo (injured) and T. Kehrer (injured).
Paris Saint Germain made 3 changes: A. Herrera for Danilo (61′), I. Gueye for A. Di Maria (67′) and N. Mendes for T. Kehrer (67′).
Best player: Leandro Paredes
The most impressive player for Paris Saint Germain was Leandro Paredes.
His rating iswith 57 passes (94% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 12.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League.
- Sheriff – Real Madrid – 0-3
- Sporting CP – Borussia Dortmund – 3-1
- Inter – Shakhtar Donetsk – 2-0
- Beşiktaş – Ajax – 1-2
- Liverpool – Porto – 2-0
- Atlético Madrid – Milan – 0-1
- Club Brugge – RB Leipzig – 0-5
- Manchester City – Paris Saint Germain – 2-1