Manchester City will go head to head against Paris St Germain (PSG) tonight in arguably the biggest tie of the matchday. Pep Guardiola holds all the aces after successful beating PSG last season to make it all the way to the final. Can we expect a different result this time around?
Both teams are beaming with confidence and will look to their league dominance to translate to Champions League glory. In the summer, Manchester City bolstered their squad with the signing of influential English player Jack Grealish. Likewise, PSG made some crucial smart summer signings. Interestingly enough, there hasn't been much talk of Dutch sensation Georginio Wijnaldum who was a pleasant inclusive to the PSG team. I believe both these players will play a big role in deciding the tie.
It will be a true battle of the tacticans when Pep Guardiola squares off against Mauricio Pochettino. The two have been involved in some incredible Champions League games where Pochettino has gotten the best of Pep Guardiola. The last time these two managers meet in the Champions League, fans were entertained to end to end football that had all the goals, VAR drama and lots more. Spurs won that tie 5-4 on the away goals rule.
So can we expect the same? Definitely. Both of these teams create a lot of chances and enjoy being on the front foot and play attacking football. The key battle will be in midfield and whoever can command that area will definitely put their team in the drivers seat. Pep and his men won this battle latest year by 2-0 courtesy of Algerian Mahrez. The performance saw them reach their maiden final but ultimately loss to Chelsea by 1-0. Hopefully Pep has learn’t his mistakes.
My score prediction is 3-2 to City. Share yours in the comments below
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