It can be predicted that the first place in Group A of the UEFA Champions League will belong to Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, two of the favorites to win the tournament. Their confrontation in the penultimate match of the group stage is likely to decide the situation of the group.
Defending Premier League champions Manchester City will host the match when leading PSG by one point in the rankings. A win will take the first place and a draw will put them in good form to enter the final day of competition. PSG will need to double down on their performances in September when the French side beat Man City 2-0 at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
A loss for either team would force them to qualify if third place Club Brugge wins their match.
It was a coincidence that PSG and their manager Mauricio Pochettino arrived in Manchester as rumors were heating up linking him to a permanent coaching position at Manchester United. He had to answer several questions on the topic during his pregnancy press conference and all of them were inconclusive.
Sporting News will follow Manchester City vs. PSG and provide score updates, commentary and highlights as they become available.
Group A standings
|1. City of Manchester||9||4||3||first||0||15||7||+8|
|2. Paris Saint-Germain||8||4||2||0||2||8||5||+3|
|3. Club Brugge||4||4||first||2||first||5||11||-6|
|4. RB Leipzig (E)||first||4||0||3||first||8||13||-5|
Manchester City vs. PSG
|City of Manchester||0||–||–|
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33rd minute: Man City with three looks straight into the goal! First, a Bernardo Silva cross from inside the box was deflected to goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Moments later, a cross from Joao Cancelo sent Gundogan wide of the post. Then another save from Riyad Mahrez was saved by Navas for a corner.
28th minute .: Man City played well and Marquinhos saved Zinchenko’s first shot in the box. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig leads Club Brugge 3-0. PSG and Man City will go to the knockout stage today.
How many shots does PSG have? These people need helmets.
– Janusz Michallik (@JanuszMichallik) November 24, 2021
25th minute.: PSG is holding the ball more, but Man City plays with more purpose. Riyad Mahrez seems to enjoy that and Rodri is also heavily involved.
18th minute: Another final PSG clearance! This time it was Achraf Hakimi heading for a corner on a Riyad Mahrez patented curling iron.
17th minute: A fine PSG attack ended with a shot from Lionel Messi, but it was marred by an offside. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig is currently leading Brugge 2-0.
12th minute: Remaining match update – RB Leipzig leads Club Brugge 1-0. If that result holds, both Man City and PSG will go through regardless of the result.
9th minute: The match is taking place at a somewhat measured pace, it is clear that Man City is in control of the game.
5th minute: Opportunity soon! After a free kick by Riyad Mahrez on the right channel, Rodri’s header from inside the box is saved by Presnel Kimpembe.
First minute: The match is going on. We will also keep an eye on Brugge-RB Leipzig due to the impact on the A-ranking.
2:43 pm: Choose from warmups:
2:10 pm: Here’s the story of Phil Foden’s absence:
1:12 pm: Fans in Manchester are coming out for this:
12:45 pm: Pretend you’re at Etihad Stadium for a moment:
Manchester City lineup vs. PSG
It was a somewhat unexpected formation after manager Pep Guardiola previously pointed out that several players were injured. Phil Foden is not in the squad, Kevin De Bruyne (COVID-19) has been sidelined for Manchester City, while Jack Grealish missed training on Tuesday and has not recovered. Ferran Torres is still absent due to a long-term injury.
Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 31-Ederson-GK – 27-Joao Cancelo, 3-Ruben Dias, 5-John Stones, 2-Kyle Walker – 11-Oleksandr Zinchenko, 16-Rodri, 8-Ilkay Gundogan (captain) – 20-Bernardo Silva, 7 -Raheem Sterling, 26-Riyad Mahrez
Manchester City substitutes (8): 13-Zack Steffen-GK, 33-Scott Carson-GK, 6-Nathan Ake, 14-Aymeric Laporte, 80-Cole Palmer, 87-James McAtee, 25-Fernandinho, 9-Gabriel Jesus
According to L’Equipe and Canal Plus, midfielders Marco Verratti (quad) and Georginio Wijnaldum (knee) were unable to start for PSG after picking up injuries during Tuesday’s training session. But the big news is that summer signing Sergio Ramos will be in the PSG starting XI on his first game day since joining the French club. The 35-year-old centre-back will not start, but he can be a late substitute who helps close a result.
PSG starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Keylor Navas-GK – 25-Nuno Mendes, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos (captain), 2-Achraf Hakimi – 21-Ander Herrera, 27-Idrissa Gueye, 8-Leandro Paredes – 10-Neymar Jr. , 7-Kylian Mbappe, 30-Lionel Messi
PSG reserve team (12): 50-Giuanluigi Donnarumma-GK, 40-Denis Franchi-GK, 4-Sergio Ramos, 22-Abdou Diallo, 24-Thilo Kehrer, 17-Colin Dagba, 28-Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, 15-Danilo, 6-Marco Verratti, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum, 11-Angel Di Maria, 9-Mauro Icardi
How to watch Manchester City vs. PSG
- Day: Wednesday, November 24
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Channel: Univision, TUDN
- Streaming online: fuboTV, Paramount +
The match at the sold-out Etihad Stadium in Manchester will be broadcast live on TV on Univision and TUDN. Both channels are available to broadcast on fuboTV, available to new users for a 7-day free trial.
The match will also be available in English for Paramount+ subscribers.
In Canada, the Champions League is only available, live and on demand, on DAZN. And DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free trial.
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