The second Champions League semi-final kicks off tonight with last year’s runner-up Paris Saint-Germain hosting Manchester City, as both sides look to take home the European Cup for the first time.
The Ligue 1 giants got revenge for their loss in the final last year by eliminating reigning champions Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, with Manchester United and Barcelona already seen off. Meanwhile, City secured a 4-2 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund to secure only their second semi-final appearance.
Pep Guardiola looks to have a score to settle with PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino, who knocked City out the Champions League two years ago with former club Tottenham, on their way to the final.
The Manchester side enter the match buoyed up, after they achieved their first silverware of the season, beating Spurs 1-0 in the Carabao Cup on Sunday, whilst PSG celebrated a 3-1 victory over Metz in Ligue 1.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
When is it?
The match will kick-off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 28 April.
How can I watch?
It will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage getting underway from 7pm. The match is also available to stream for its customers on the BT Sport app and website.
What is the team news?
A fully fit City squad means Guardiola will have the pick of the bunch at the Parc des Princes. Kevin De Bruyne will be available again, after playing for the majority of his side’s League Cup victory over Spurs. Thankfully for them, John Stones’ suspension for his move on Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey is domestic, so the Englishman could be expected to feature at the back.
Concerns had been raised as PSG’s Kylian Mbappe limped off in the 87th minute of his side’s win over Metz on Saturday. However, Pochettino believes the French forward will be fit for the clash against City. Abdou Diallo and Marquinhos should also return for the French side, after both were forced off with issues in their quarter-final first leg against Bayern.
PSG: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Verratti, Gueye, Draxler; Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, de Bruyne, Foden
Manchester City: 21/20
Both sides feature strong offensive talent, however it is defensively where City could have the advantage. Pep Guardiola’s men have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League this season and look to be confident at the back. However, given PSG’s run of form in the competition this year, it looks set to go down to a tight second leg at the Etihad on May 4. PSG 1-1 Manchester City
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