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Manchester City 2-1 Paris St-Germain: Raheem Sterling & Gabriel Jesus score to seal top spot

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Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling’s goal was his third in as many Manchester City matches

Manchester City came back from behind to beat Paris St-Germain and secure qualification for the Champions League last 16 – doing so as Group A winners.

City’s outstanding display reaped the reward it deserved, as they showed character as well as class after Kylian Mbappe swept PSG into a 50th-minute lead.

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino, heavily linked with Manchester United following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, was left disappointed as City hit back in style to turn the game around.

Raheem Sterling’s recent good run continued as he turned home Kyle Walker’s far post touch to equalise after 63 minutes. Then substitute Gabriel Jesus was the beneficiary of an exquisite lay-off from Bernardo Silva to beat PSG keeper Kaylor Navas from close range 13 minutes later.

PSG’s superstar trio of Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar were a sporadic threat but City carried the greater danger and this was a well-merited victory, putting them into the last 16 before they travel to face RB Leipzig for their final Group A game, which will be played behind closed doors.

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Manchester City

  1. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus

Paris Saint Germain

  1. Squad number1Player nameNavas

  2. Squad number2Player nameHakimi

  3. Squad number5Player nameMarquinhos

  4. Squad number3Player nameKimpembe

  5. Squad number25Player nameNuno Mendes

  6. Squad number21Player nameHerrera

  7. Squad number8Player nameParedes

  8. Squad number27Player nameGueye

  9. Squad number30Player nameMessi

  10. Squad number7Player nameMbappé

  11. Squad number10Player nameNeymar

  1. Squad number11Player nameDi María

  2. Squad number15Player nameDanilo Pereira

  3. Squad number24Player nameKehrer

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 27CanceloBooked at 80mins
  • 8Gündogan
  • 16RodriBooked at 55mins
  • 11ZinchenkoSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 54′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26Mahrez
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 7Sterling

Substitutes

  • 6Aké
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 13Steffen
  • 14Laporte
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 33Carson
  • 80Palmer
  • 87McAtee

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 2Hakimi
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 25Tavares MendesSubstituted forKehrerat 67′minutes
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forDaniloat 61′minutes
  • 8Paredes
  • 27GueyeSubstituted forDi Maríaat 67′minutes
  • 30Messi
  • 7Mbappé
  • 10Neymar

Substitutes

  • 4Ramos
  • 6Verratti
  • 9Icardi
  • 11Di María
  • 15Danilo
  • 17Dagba
  • 18Wijnaldum
  • 22Diallo
  • 24Kehrer
  • 28Ebimbe
  • 40Franchi
  • 50G Donnarumma

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