PSG, who were beaten 2-1 in the first leg, could not reverse the trend and lost 2-0 to Manchester City. The English will therefore play the final in Istanbul on May 29th. After the game, some Parisian players said they were insulted by the referee during the game.
No second Champions League final in a row for Paris Saint-Germain! Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who were defeated 2-1 in the first leg against Manchester City, could not reverse the trend and lost 2-0 on the English pitch.
3 goals for Mahrez, red for Di Maria
Manchester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez was already a goalscorer in the first leg and scored both goals. The opportunity to start a new one: he became the Algerian top scorer in the history of the Champions League.
Ángel Di María was sent off on the edge of the field in the 69th minute for a bad gesture on Fernandinho. Keylor Navas, PSG’s stronghold since arriving in 2019, was eliminated in the final stages of the Champions League for the first time in his career.
Note that Paris SG star striker Kylian Mbappé, who was affected in the right calf, did not come into play.
Verratti and Paredes offended by the referee?
At the end of the meeting, some PSG players claimed that the match’s referee, Dutchman Björn Kuipers, had insulted them. The Italian Marco Verratti on the microphone of RMC Sport, the TV broadcaster: “The referee? He sometimes said” fuck you “. When I say” fuck you “I play ten games. I talk to the referee a lot, but I never say fuck you “.
A few minutes earlier, while still on the RMC Sport microphone, Spaniard Ander Herrera had made insulting remarks to Argentinean Leandro Paredes, another Parisian player: “We speak of respect for the referees. The referee said” Fuck off “. to Leandro Paredes. If we say that, we have a three- or four-game ban. “