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City Reach First Champions League Final, As Di Maria Sees Red in Tough Encounter

For the first time in ten years, a Pep Guardiola-led team will be in the UEFA Champions League final, thanks to a double from Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez puts one into the net.

The second leg of the encounter between the two rich giants, Manchester City and PSG was always going to be a touch contest, and it didn’t disappoint in that regard.

Celebrates with de Bruyne and Walker.

You know this is true when a player like Angel di Maria gets red carded or when the home team, so good in retaining the ball and controlling games, were second best on the night.

FACT CHECK: Di Maria never smiles whenever he is in Manchester.

Yet, when this night is mentioned in history, it will be the fact that for the first time, Manchester City has made it to the UEFA Champions League final, a feat PSG achieved last season, only to loose to Hansi Flick’s excellent Bayern Munich side.

Neymar cries again.

Despite their dominance and with fourteen shots to show for it, PSG were unable to direct any of them goal-wards, with Neymar particularly wasteful on an Mbappe-less night in Manchester.

City now awaits the outcome of tonight’s showdown between Chelsea and Real Madrid, who visit London on the back foot.

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