Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Manchester City highlights Lionel Messi and Idrissa Gueye’s reaction to Paris

Pep Guardiola couldn’t pull off another win over Paris Saint-Germain in 2021 tonight as Manchester City were beaten by the French giants in a fun Champions League match.

city She won both at home and away against PSG earlier this year last season Champions League Semi-finals, with the addition of Mauricio Pochettino’s men Lionel MessiAnd Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jenny Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi over the summer in response.

Messi started the match, along with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, while Guardiola, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez were chosen in his starting lineup.

PSG started well, scoring through Idrissa Guei, while City should have entered in the same first half after Raheem Sterling and then Bernardo Silva hit the crossbar from close range in quick succession. City had one chance after another in the match, but could not equalize, and Messi won with a superb kick in the match for PSG in the second half. After Club Brugge beat RB Leipzig, both PSG and PSG outperformed City as Group A is now wide open after two games.

Follow below for pre-match, live match updates and post-match feedback from Paris.

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Pep praises Messi, but “loves” his teammate

Pep Guardiola has declared it “impossible to control” Lionel Messi after his former Barcelona star ousted Manchester City in the Champions League.

but blues His coach declared his “love” for another Paris Saint-Germain superstar after his team lost 2-0 in the group match at Parc des Princes.

What did Pep say after the match here?.

Pep Guardiola gives instructions to Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City (Photo: Man City)

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Messi praises the city

Lionel Messi speaking after the match:

“I haven’t been able to play recently and this was only my second match on this field. I am adjusting to my new team. The more we play together in attackers, the better our relationship will be. We all need to grow together, improve and continue to give our best.

They were great opponents. It was very important for us to win the match after we drew with Brugge. I’m very happy to sign up.”

Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates with his colleague Neymar

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Your City man in the match

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The main event

Referee: City fall for Messi’s magic, but the Champions League can wait

If Manchester City had to lose one of these epic trio of matches, you can bet that this was the match they would have picked.

So, while there will be an air of disappointment in losing 2-0 with a goal from Idrissa Jai ​​and Lionel MessiIt was obvious that this magnificent blow was of little effect.

Read Stuart Brennan’s full report from Paris here.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal

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Give us your player ratings

The main event

City player ratings

Two 7/10s between the Blues as the front three failed to shoot and Messi stole the show.

Here are Stuart Brennan’s full reviews.

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Club Brugge beat Leipzig

Club Brugge beat RB Leipzig to join Paris Saint-Germain with four points in Group A and move City to third place.

City will face Brugge on October 19 in Belgium before the return leg against the same opponents in November.

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final whistle

Full time – the city was beaten in Paris.

They had the chance after chance, but Lionel Messi’s superb shot decided the match and moved PSG above City by a point after two games.

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Donnarumma saves

Riyad Mahrez’s free kick was pushed wide.

Lionel Messi is the player chosen to lie behind the wall and stop the blow under the wall.

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Four minutes added

The city has a free kick.

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The city is still trying

City are still looking for solace here, but PSG are in control and are looking to break for a third.

That didn’t happen with the blues tonight.

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Watch Messi’s goal in controlling Paris Saint-Germain

Another goal City won’t be too happy with the defence, but that’s a great ending.

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Donnarumma saves

Riyad Mahrez shoots from the corner and addresses Donnarumma.

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ferratti reservation

Marco Verratti catches Raheem Sterling and booked. Aymeric Laporte and Neymar get together but nothing is done regarding the cards.

Raheem Sterling is replaced with Gabriel Jesus. Verratti was replaced by Gini Wijnaldum.

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Messi scores!

He was quiet throughout the match, but put City 2-0 ahead with an amazing finish.

He gets the ball in the half of City and advances towards the area and feeds Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe returns the ball to Messi on the edge of the area, and the ex-Barcelona player puts a fine effort into the top corner to Ederson’s left. game over?

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Now Foden is working

Pep Guardiola wants to hurry. Phil Foden plays Jack Grealish.

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Walker stop Neymar

Neymar walks away from Kyle Walker and enters the area, but Walker brilliantly recovers and forces Neymar to shoot into the side netting. Fantastic defense.

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Phil Foden to come

Citi needs a spark and they turn to Phil Foden to provide it. He is ready to come.

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De Bruyne is forced to the rescue

Kevin De Bruyne shoots from a tight angle Donnarumma clears with both legs. Good effort, good keeping.

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Donnarumma almost gives City a chance

Gianluigi Donnarumma drops a good ball from City, but Raheem Sterling is not in gear and the Italian can collect it at the second attempt.

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Sterling fires wide!

Great pass from Cancelo, Sterling guides it wide. Almost the perfect start.

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The difference is receding

Paris Saint-Germain players ask the referee and his assistants some questions as they go out. Presumably the reason Kevin De Bruyne stayed on the field.

His challenge on Gueye wasn’t good at all.

We are back in progress.

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Watch Sterling and Bernardo’s Chance

We still can’t figure out how that didn’t happen.

HT – Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 CityStuart Brennan

Half time ratings

Ederson – One good save from Herrera 7

Walker – No worries about Neymar 7

days – exposed twice 5

La Porte Finding it difficult to face Messi / Mbappe 5

Eliminates – Need more help 6

Rodri – Try to exercise control 7

Bernardo – Busy, touching – but a big miss! 6

De Bruyne – A great cross that deserves goal 7

Mahrez Threat but no finished product 6

Sterling pound – He should have scored 6

Grealish – Take your leg! 6

Raheem Sterling hit the crossbar (Photo: Man City)

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Half the time!

Paris Saint-Germain took the lead in the second half through Idrissa Guy’s early goal.

All City have been practical since then – apart from a single chance where Marquinhos came close – and the Blues should level after Raheem Sterling and then inexplicably Bernardo Silva across the crossbar in quick succession.

The city is far from that, but it has work to do in the second half.

Bernardo Silva hits the crossbar (Image: Getty)

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Four minutes added

It seems very low. But it is still time for City to settle down before the end of the first half.

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Dias wants a penalty

From a corner kick, Robin Dias fell and wants a penalty. not given.

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Gueye is fine

After a very long pause, Idrissa Gaye got to his feet and she took the stretcher away.

PSG were trying to take more serious action against De Bruyne.

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De Bruyne reservation

Kevin De Bruyne catches Idrissa Guy late and gets booked. It’s not a pretty tackle, and he could just be lucky to get a yellow ball – De Bruyne caught Jay’s stud at the top of the ankle when following up after getting the ball.

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Ederson saves from Herrera

Ederson’s advice from Ander Herrera. Paris Saint-Germain quickly took the corner and almost grabbed City, but the ball through it does not find Marquinhos.

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