This match is crucial for Man City and PSG. Currently, Man City still dominates Group A standings with nine points, only one point ahead of PSG, which is perched below it. Victory, not only passed Pep Guardiola’s troops to the round of 16, but also won the group.
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Preferably, if PSG win, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will qualify for the round of 16, but it is not certain that they will win the group. Meanwhile, Man City is also not certain to qualify for the last 16 because they are still waiting for the results of another Group A, Club Brugge who host RB Leipzig.
Brugge, who is in 3rd place with four points, still has a chance to qualify for the last 16 if they win, with a record that Man City is defeated by PSG. The fate of the last 16 will be decided in the final match.
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Man City are looking to avenge their 2-0 loss at the Parc des Princes in September. However, it is not an easy matter because the PSG trio Lionel Messi-Kylian Mbappe-Neymar Jr. has been quite diligent in scoring goals lately. Messi has also broken his egg in Ligue 1 2021/2022 after bringing Les Parisiens to a 3-1 win over Nantes in the match week 14 of French Ligue 1 2021/2022, Saturday (20/11/2021) local time.
The awesomeness of the Eithad Stadium in the Champions League might be Man City’s motivation. So far, The Citizens have picked up eight consecutive wins at home in the Champions League. The last win, skinning Club Brugge 4-1, last November 3, with Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as the goalscorers.
Man City are on a three-game winning streak in all competitions ahead of PSG’s visit, but Guardiola is without Kevin De Bruyne for this game after testing positive for coronavirus, and it remains to be seen if Jack Grealish will be declared fit after missing Everton’s win with a minor injury.