by Lee Jackson
Goals from Lionel Messi and Idrissa Gueye 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.
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 combining well in the opening stages. A different mentality from this Paris side tonight following the disappointing opening fixture against Club Brugge ending 1-1.
The central midfield of Paris doubling up on Jack Grealish and Mahrez during battles on the wing proving successful with City only mustering 3 shots on target in the 1st half.
A sumptuous outside of the foot pass from Kevin De Bruyne meeting the head of Raheem Sterling only to find the woodwork not once, but twice on the rebound from Bernardo Silva as City go 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 rules it not a red card offence.
De Bruyne really starting to wave that wand of a right foot with a lot of City’s best attacks coming through the Belgian.
Absolutely outrageous first goal by Messi as he caresses 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.