Pep Guardiola’s men got the better of their French counterparts and would be willing to seal their fate at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
PSG looked to be on course courtesy of a first-half goal from Marquinhos in the early moments of the match. But an exemplary second-half performance saw the English team poaching a win with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.
Now the onus will be on the home side to finish the work they started in Paris, but PSG’s away form could be too hot to handle. The French giants have been in scintillating form away from home and would be looking forward to replicating their success in Manchester. Victories against Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have already proved their mettle in the Champions League and City will be well aware of their threat.
Guardiola will have a full squad at his disposal to choose from. The gaffer rested some of the key members in his side’s convincing win over Crystal Palace at the weekend, which would ready them for what could be the most crucial match of his managerial career.
Mauricio Pochettino has a tough task at hand as he has several concerns. Idrissa Gueye picked up a red card in the first leg and will be unavailable for the second one. Kylian Mbappé remains doubtful, leaving the Argentine manager to take a tough call before the match.
John Stones is likely to be fielded in the heart of the defence alongside Rúben Dias. A Kevin De Bruyne masterclass should be enough to send City to their maiden Champions League final.
Ederson; João Cancelo, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Rodri, İlkay Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyadh Mahrez
Pochettino is likely to field his best eleven. Neymar and Mbappé are poised to lead the attack while the midfield duo of Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes will need to cope up with the relentless press of City players.
Keylor Navas; Alessandro Florenzi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Mitchel Bakker; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti; Ángel Di María, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Mauro Icardi