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Mahrez revels on the big stage - Guardiola

Pep Guardiola hailed Riyad Mahrez as ‘a guy who doesn’t feel the pressure’ in the wake of another superb display by the City winger in our hugely impressive 2-1 Champions League semi-final first leg win at Paris Saint-Germain.

Mahrez epitomised a wonderful all-round City performance at the Parc des Princes with another selfless display with the Algerian’s 71st minute free-kick sealing a famous win after Kevin De Bruyne had cancelled out Marquinhos’ opener.

It’s a result that puts City in the driving seat going into the next Tuesday’s deciding leg and was just the latest in a series of fine displays by the 30-year-old this term.

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Praising his impact, the City boss described how Riyad revels on the biggest stages.

“He played really well and in the big stages he handles it really well,” Guardiola declared.

“It’s a guy who doesn’t feel the pressure He was so aggressive. His first movement was a pass to Kevin. He played really well.”

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