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Goals from Lionel Messi and Idrissa Gueye on either side of half-time sink determined Manchester City.

It’s like a PlayStation front three” were the words of Martin Keown from the gantry describing the dazzling forwards of Paris.

GOAL! (PSG 1 – 0 MANCHESTER CITY) ’08 – A tentative opening affair but an unusual name on the scoresheet in former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye with an exquisite finish into the top right corner after Neymar scuffed the initial chance.

The star front three of Paris combined well in the opening stages. A different mentality from the Paris side on the night following the disappointing opening fixture against Club Brugge ending 1-1.

The central midfield of Paris doubled up on Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez during battles on the wing, proving successful with City only mustering three shots on target in the first half.

A sumptuous outside of the foot pass from Kevin De Bruyne met the head of Raheem Sterling only to find the woodwork not once, but twice on the rebound from Bernardo Silva as City went agonizingly close.

An accidental but nasty challenge from De Bruyne just shy of half-time, on the Man of the Match so far Gueye. Questions raised whether the midfield maestro should still be on the pitch as VAR deemed it no red card.

De Bruyne really started to wave that wand of a right foot, with a lot of City’s best attacks coming through the Belgian.

GOAL! (PSG 2 – 0 MANCHESTER CITY) ’74 – An absolutely outrageous first goal by Messi as he caressed the ball into the top right corner finishing off a mazey run, combining with Mbappe once again to make it 2-0.

When the Messiah is playing you’ve got to step aside and let him play” as Martin Keown lauds the contributions of Mbappe and Messi.

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