Despite looking the stronger of the two sides for large spells, Pep Guardiola’s men were edged out 2-0 in the French capital, with an early Idrissa Gueye strike and stunning solo effort from Lionel Messi earning the hosts all three points in Group A.
Nonetheless, there were plenty of positives to take from our Parc des Princes performance as we set our sights firmly on Sunday’s Premier League clash away to Liverpool.
It’s a quick turnaround for City, with our trip to Anfield representing a third match on the road in the space of eight days following a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge and Tuesday’s Champions League commitments.
With this in mind, the players took part in a gym recovery session to help maintain that match sharpness, as we vie to get the better of the Reds and move top of the table.
One such drill saw Pep Guardiola’s men try their hand at a different sport, designed to test their strength, agility and endurance ahead of the weekend.
Taking turns to don a pair of boxing gloves and get to work on a punch bag, John Stones, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake are all pictured taking part in a light boxing session.
Enjoy the best of Wednesday’s recovery session via the gallery below…