Playing at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City managed to win over the visiting team, Paris Saint-Germain, with a score of 2-1. Initially, Paris Saint-Germain had the advantage first through the feet of Kylian Mbappe in the 50th minute. Manchester City managed to score 2 goals after conceding through the feet of Raheem Sterling (63′) and Gabriel Jesus (76′).
There are some interesting things from the success of Pep Guardiola and his team beat PSG. Here are facts about Manchester City’s victory over Paris Saint-Germain that you must know.
Sterling, the most active English footballer in the UCL : Raheem Sterling scored in the 63rd minute. He managed to take advantage of the crossing made by Kyle Walker from the right side of the field well. The goal was Sterling’s 23rd goal in the Champions League.
With this goal, Sterling became an active English footballer with the most goals in the Champions League. There are only the names of Wayne Rooney (30 goals) and Paul Scholes (24 goals) who are still ahead of Sterling’s acquisition so far. For the record, Rooney and Scholes are no longer active footballers.
Mauricio Pochettino is a coach Pep Guardiola has often beaten : This match was the 13th defeat for Mauricio Pochettino to Pep Guardiola. Guardiola’s first win over Pochettino came in 2009 when the two coached LaLiga clubs. Guardiola at that time coached Barcelona, while Pochettino coached Espanyol.
No coach has beaten Pep Guardiola more often than Mauricio Pochettino. Even so, the head to head of the two coaches was balanced considering that in the second week of the Champions League PSG managed to win over Manchester City.
Kylian Mbappe scores in his 50th Champions League match : This match against Manchester City is a special match for Kylian Mbappe. The reason is, this match is the 50th match in the Champions League. Not only that, Mbappe also managed to score a goal against Ederson in the 50th minute.
Unfortunately, the goal was not enough to bring Paris Saint-Germain to victory because his team had to concede 2 goals in the second half. Even so, Mbappe still managed to bring PSG through to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Ederson Moraes hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the UCL this season : Last season’s Golden Glove Premier League winner, Ederson Moraes, has yet to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League this season. Of the 5 matches played in the group phase, Ederson has conceded 8 goals. Ederson is also known to not make many saves in the Champions League group stage.
This is a separate record for Pep Guardiola. Ederson still has a chance to keep a clean sheet in the group stage against RB Leipzig in the last week of the Champions League.
Manchester City confirmed as group winners : With a 2-1 victory achieved by Manchester City, the club managed to win Group A which is known as the hell group. Manchester City won 12 points with 4 wins and 1 loss. Meanwhile, PSG only won 8 points and were confirmed to be runners up in Group A.
There are also Club Brugge and RB Leipzig who both won 4 points. In the last week, Club Brugge will face Paris Saint-Germain, while RB Leipzig will face Manchester City. Both Club Brugge and RB Leipzig will compete for tickets to the last 32 of the Europa League.
Well, those are 5 interesting facts from Manchester City’s victory over Paris Saint-Germain. Manchester City and PSG have already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League. Even so, PSG seems to be facing another European giant who is another group leader.