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Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Champions League preview: where to watch, starting line-ups, team news

Where to watch, starting line-ups and expert predictions ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg between Man. City and Paris.

Manchester City lead Paris 2-1 after the first leg
Manchester City lead Paris 2-1 after the first leg Getty Images

Manchester City host Paris in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday 4 May at 21:00 CET.

Man. City vs Paris build-up


What happened in the first leg?

Highlights: Paris 1-2 Man. City (2 mins)
Highlights: Paris 1-2 Man. City (2 mins)

Marquinhos once again scored on the big occasion, heading Paris into the lead on 15 minutes. City struggled to assert themselves for much of the first half but found their rhythm after the interval and secured a 2-1 first-leg advantage courtesy of second-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez. Paris's Idrissa Gueye was sent off late on.

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Starting line-ups

Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Gündoğan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden

Paris: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Herrera, Paredes; Di María, Verratti, Neymar, Icardi

How they got here

Man. City
Record: W10 D1 L0 F23 A4
Top scorer: Ferran Torres (4)
Quarter-finals: 4-2 vs Dortmund
Round of 16: 4-0 vs Mönchengladbach
Group C: winners

Highlights: Barcelona 1-4 Paris (2 mins)
Highlights: Barcelona 1-4 Paris (2 mins)

Paris
Record: W6 D1 L4 F21 A12
Top scorers: Kylian Mbappé (8)
Quarter-finals: 3-3 vs Bayern (Paris win on away goals)
Round of 16: 5-2 vs Barcelona
Group H: winners

Form guide

Man. City
Form
: WWWWLW
Latest: Crystal Palace 0-2 Man. City, 01/05
Next: Man. City vs Paris, 04/05 (UEFA Champions League semi-finals, second leg)
Where they stand
: 1st in Premier League, League Cup winners

Paris
Form
: WLWWWL
Latest: Paris 2-1 Lens, 01/05
Next: Man. City vs Paris, 04/05 (UEFA Champions League semi-finals, second leg)
Where they stand: 2nd in Ligue 1, French Cup semi-finals

Expert predictions

Matthew Howarth, Man. City reporter: City were a joy to behold in the second half in Paris, but they will need to match those extraordinary levels on Tuesday against a team who have defeated some of Europe’s biggest names on their own turf this term. The foundations are firmly in place from the Citizens’ perspective, but the tie is still too close to call.

Chris Burke, Paris reporter: This tie is far from over for a Paris side that has saved its best performances this season for tough away games – think Barcelona, Bayern and of course Manchester itself, where they defeated United in December. The visitors will also take confidence from their dominant first half against City as they desperately seek another shot at the trophy.

View from the camps

Josep Guardiola, Man. City manager: “[There are] the same dangers as the first leg [...] Paris can change their shape, their manager is so clever. I don't know what they are going to do. The desire to reach the final is normal, we've never been before here. We must focus on ourselves to read [the game], stick together in the bad moments, suffer together. We will try to impose our game as much as possible. We must defend well, be patient, and try to score goals.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Paris coach: "In football you need to believe. We will try to win and score goals. Of course we are under a little bit of pressure, but in football you need to try."