Paris Saint-Germain are 180 minutes from reaching their second UEFA Champions League final in as many years, but opponents Manchester City are highly motivated to make 2021 their first. Les Parisiens are back in the last four after avenging last season’s defeat to Bayern Munich, edging their 3-3 on away goals following a 3-2 triumph in Germany.
City travel to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday for the opening leg of their maiden European semi-final since Pep Guardiola took over in 2016. The Citizens sealed their first piece of silverware this season on Sunday when an Aymeric Laporte header delivered a narrow win over Tottenham Hotspur and their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup:
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The Champions League final favorite will emerge from this side of the draw, with Wednesday’s first leg in Paris available to watch via CBSSN and TUDN from 3 p.m. ET. You can live stream UEFA Champions League matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch PSG vs. Manchester City
When: Wednesday, April 28
Where: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV: CBSSN, TUDN
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Guardiola shuffled his deck slightly over the weekend and should deliver a string of changes for the challenge of PSG. Ederson will replace United States international Zack Steffen in goal, while Fernandinho should drop out in place of Rodri. John Stones could well come back into central defense at the expense of Sunday’s game-winner, Laporte, having been suspended from taking part at Wembley:
Guardiola will require plenty of his usual innovation to cage an attack comprising Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe, the latter having scored 11 goals in his last eight club appearances. Mbappe, 22, failed to net in a 1-0 second-leg defeat to Bayern, but it says a lot about his recent work that he has eight goals in his last five Champions League outings, which includes four goals across two legs with Barcelona in the round of 16.
The France international booked back-to-back braces in his last two Ligue 1 appearances, the most recent of which came in a 3-1 triumph over Metz:
Mbappe limped off late in that fixture with an apparent leg injury, but manager Mauricio Pochettino told Canal Plus (via beIN Sports) the injury was not a severe one:
“It’s a blow to the quads. I don’t think it’s much, we hope it’s not serious.
“I don’t think he’s in danger for Wednesday. It’s just a blow. It does not give us that impression [that he’ll miss the City game].
“Kylian was calm at the time of his substitution, even though the blow was painful.”
PSG are also boosted by the possible return of defensive talisman Marquinhos, without whom Les Parisiens looked noticeably more open against Bayern. Juan Bernat is the only definite absence for Pochettino, who will likely lean upon either Layvin Kurzawa or Mitchel Bakker at left-back.