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City v PSG: Need to know preview

Everything you need to know ahead of City's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg...

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Match: City (4th in Premier League) v PSG (1st in Ligue 1)

Competition: UEFA Champions League, quarter final second leg

Date and time: Tuesday 6 April, 7.45pm (GMT)

Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

Last meeting: PSG 2-2 City, 6 April 2016

Head to head record:

Matches: 2

PSG wins:

City wins: 0

Draws: 2




Tickets: Sold out

Key Quotes

Thiago Motta: "Yaya Toure is an excellent player. You don't need me to tell you that! He's shown what a great player he throughout his career,

"Particularly when he played at Barcelona and since then Manchester City. They have lots of top-level players though and what will count is what we can do a team. 

"We have to defend as a team and attack as a team. Regardless of whether Yaya is playing or not that won't change what we have to do as a team."

Pablo Zabaleta: “It’s going to be one of the biggest nights for the club. 2-2 was a great result for us, thinking that we have to play again at home on Tuesday.

“It will one of those nights that City fans have been waiting for for a long time and as usual we need their support.

“The fans being behind the team for the whole game will be really important for the team. The most important thing is to win that game and go to the semi-final.”

Laurent Blanc: “City played extremely well in Paris and have top quality players going forward. We need to be more solid at the back, close down spaces as well. If we leave them space, they really exploit it. We need to be compact and play our own game as well.

“We’ve analysed the first game and looked at the errors we’ve made. There was too wide a gap between players and opened too much space for City. When you think of the players they’ve got, they create a lot of chances.”


PSG: Verratti

City: Kompany, Sterling


PSG: Matuidi, David Luiz


Further Reading

Pablo Zabaleta preview

Otamendi fit, Kompany still out

Laurent Blanc press conference

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Zaba eyes place in last four

Pablo Zabaleta is confident that City can qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League and take the club to a new level against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday.

The Blues have a great chance to make the last four of Europe’s elite club competition after a 2-2 draw in the French capital last week that included two precious away goals.

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Blanc confident ahead of second leg

PSG boss Laurent Blanc is in a confident mood ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter final second leg at the Etihad.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the 50-year old admitted that it will be a difficult test as City have players to punish them if PSG leave them the amount of space they did in the first leg.