Man City advanced to the Champions League final for the first time in history after beating Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 at Etihad stadium.
City had beaten PSG 2-1 in the semifinal first leg at at the Parc des Princes last week but a brace from Riyad Mahrez ensured a spot in the final for the Premier League leaders.
PSG who named Kylian Mbappe on the bench, thought they had a penalty after referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot for a handball against Oleksandr Zinchenko. However, Kuipers overturned his original decision after replays showed the ball clearly hit the full-back’s shoulder.
City took full advantage of the reprieve as Mahrez (11) found the back of the net from a tight angle to put them in an extremely dominant position at the break (Sky Sports).
PSG fought to reduce the goal deficit but they couldn’t go past City’s rock solid defense. However, Man City made a counter attack and we’re rewarded with Mahrez second goal in the 63rd minute to ensure a comfortable victory.
City’s second goal escalated PSG’s frustration and their chances at a miraculous comeback ended when the French champions found themselves reduced to 10 men as Angel Di Maria was handed a red card for his kick out at Fernandinho in the 69th minute.
This is also Pep Guardiola’s first Champions League final since winning the title at Barcelona in 2011.
Meanwhile, Man City will now face either Chelsea or Real Madrid who play their semifinal second leg on Wednesday.