Man City Beat PSG, Reach Their First Champions League Semi-Final
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game. (Photo: AP)
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game. (Photo: AP)

Man City Beat PSG, Reach Their First Champions League Semi-Final

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time after a superb curling shot from Kevin de Bruyne gave them a 1-0 second-leg win over Paris St Germain that sealed a 3-2 aggregate victory on Tuesday.

The Belgian picked his spot perfectly with 14 minutes remaining, firing past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp as PSG went out of the competition in the quarter-finals for the fourth successive season.

City should have taken the lead at the Etihad Stadium in the first half when Trapp brought down Sergio Aguero to concede a penalty, but the normally lethal Argentine fired his spotkick wide of Trapp’s left-hand post.

City would have advanced on the away goals rule if the game had finished 0-0 or 1-1 following last week’s 2-2 draw in Paris, but the final scoreline just about reflected City’s superiority in a tense, dramatic match.

Kevin de Bruyne is an important player for us, we deserved a goal before he scored. We dominated that game from the beginning until the end.
Manuel Pellegrini, Manager, Manchester City