Four Players Who Will Decide the UCL Semis: Mount, De Bruyne, Neymar, Benzema

This week will see the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals with two blockbuster games ahead. Chelsea will host Real Madrid and their Premier League brethren Manchester City will be hosting Paris Saint-Germain.

Both ties are delicately poised with all four teams still having a good chance to make it to the final. City have the clearest advantage as they have a 2-1 lead over PSG. The other semi-final is knotted up at 1-1, but Chelsea has the slight edge thanks to the away goal.

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Paris Saint-Germain Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City (UCL)

Paris Saint-Germain travel to England looking to salvage their Champions League campaign when they play Manchester City on Tuesday. Let’s look at how will Mauricio Pochettino set his team up for the second leg.

After looking dominant for most of the game, PSG was shocked to end up on the losing side in the first leg. Both the goals landed a hammer blow to the French club’s chances of making it to a consecutive UCL final.

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Paris Saint-Germain Team News vs Manchester City: Mbappe, Gueye

Paris Saint-Germain enter the second leg of the Champions League semi-final looking to overturn a deficit against Manchester City. They might have to be without one of their biggest star players, and that leads the French side’s team news for this one.

Having lost 2-1 in the first leg, the Parisians face an uphill battle to get the better of the Citizens. Mauricio Pochettino will at least be happy with the fact that PSG beat Lens on Saturday to stay in the fight for the domestic league title. However, the UCL is the big prize for this club that was founded in 1970, as it eludes them to this day.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs PSG (Champions League Semis)

Manchester City will look to create club history on Tuesday as they get ready to host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League semifinals. How will Pep Guardiola tackle this game? How will he set his lineup?

Leading by two goals to one, City are in a good position to reach their first ever Champions League final. After coming back from a goal down in the first-leg, they will be confident that they can handle the challenge of PSG and see the tie through on the winning end.

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Manchester City Team News vs Paris Saint-Germain: Aguero, Stones

Manchester City will be looking to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League when they square off Tuesday night in the second leg of the semi-final. City continued the march towards the Premier League title with another easy win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, and the fact that they didn’t have to strain themselves too much bodes well here.

City enter the PSG clash tomorrow night with two away goals and a lead which is a huge advantage in the context of this tie being contested by the world’s only two state owned clubs.

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What the Four Clubs Learned from the Champions League Semifinal First Legs

It was a fascinating two days of European football as the Champions League served up a pair of wonderful games in midweek. As we wait for the second legs to kick-off next week, let’s take a look at what lessons each of the four participating clubs learned from the first leg.

Despite not being filled with goals, the semi-finals brought up some interesting tactical battles that showcased the best that Europe’s top clubs have to offer. From the meticulousness of Pep Guardiola to the relentlessness of Thomas Tuchel and much more, there was plenty to talk about.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City will make the trip to Selhurst Park stadium on Saturday to take on Crystal Palace. Given what we know of the team news, what changes will Pep Guardiola make to his team?

A win on Saturday means that City will then be just one win away from clinching the Premier League title. The Manchester side are 10 points ahead of their nearest rivals with only five games remaining.
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Manchester City Team News vs Crystal Palace: John Stones Update

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Manchester City are back in Premier League action on Saturday as they make the trip to Crystal Palace. With the league title almost in the bag, let’s take a look at the team news for City. (For the City starting XI prediction go here)

After it looked like they were heading towards a defeat, Pep Guardiola’s men came storming back to beat PSG 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie. That win put them in an ideal position versus Palace, so that they can  maintain a relaxed attitude in this clash.

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Man City vs PSG: Battle of Two Clubs on Another Financial Playing Field

Tomorrow night sees Paris Saint-Germain hosting Manchester City in the first of their two legged UEFA Champions League semifinal tie. If City wins the tie they’ll go to the UCL final for the first time ever, if PSG triumphs, then it’s a return to the finale, having reached their first in club history just last season.

Neither club has ever won the Champions League, but that’s far from the only thing they have in common. Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are owned by oil-rich nations, the only two clubs in world football that have this distinction. And being funded by ultra-wealthy petrolstates puts them on a different financial plane, above everyone else.

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PSG Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City (Champions League Semis)

Paris Saint-Germain welcome Manchester City to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. What playing eleven will Mauricio Pochettino select for this important clash?

The Parisians are looking to make it to their second consecutive Champions League final but will have to overcome the tough challenge posed by Pep Guardiola’s fearsome City side. With the English side on a high following their cup win, the hosts will have to be extra wary of the game ahead.

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Paris Saint-Germain Team News vs Manchester City (Champions League)

Paris Saint-Germain and Mauricio Pochettino get ready to host Manchester City on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. There are a few players who will be missing for the Parisians. So, let us take a look at the team news.

The French side got an important win to keep pace with Lille at the top of the Ligue 1 table this weekend as they beat Metz. As they get ready to face the newly crowned Carabao Cup champions, Pochettino will want his stars to make a mark and take control of the tie right off the bat.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs PSG (Champions League Semifinals)

Manchester City shift their focus towards the Champions League on Wednesday night as they travel to France to face Ligue 1 juggernaut Paris Saint-Germain. Given what we know of the team news now, let’s take a look at what kind of team Pep Guardiola might set up for this one.

City had the perfect preparation for this semi-final clash on the weekend as they won the Carabao Cup on Sunday. In doing so, they beat a team in Tottenham Hotspur that was largely built by the opposing manager they’ll face here, Mauricio Pochettino.

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