Marquinhos (right) in action as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) lost to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Thursday (11/25/2021) Photo: REUTERS/Craig Brough
Competing at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Thursday (11/25/2021) early in the morning Indonesian time, actually PSG had won first. This happened after Kylian Mbappe scored a goal in the 50th minute. Even so, Manchester City finally retaliated.
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It was goals from Raheem Sterling (63) and Gabriel Jesus (76) that managed to turn the lead for Manchester City. This situation also made PSG have to swallow defeat.
Marquinhos also admitted that his team had to work hard to be able to control the ball. Moreover, they also have to withstand the onslaught given by the troops Manchester City .
“We knew it was going to be a tough game, and it was. We are usually the ones with the ball more. When you’re not in that position, the game becomes very difficult,” Marquinhos told the club’s official website.
“They are also tough opponents and have their own way of playing. They can control the game and force us to keep moving. Sometimes, we have to accept it and try to defend as well as possible and counter-attack.”
After the first goal, Manchester City pressed more and finally scored. Raheem Sterling et al played more efficiently in the second half. The second position has been secured, despite wanting first place.
As a result of this result, PSG occupies second place in the standings with 8 points. They have certainly not been able to catch up with the top table, Manchester City, which has a four-point advantage.