UEFA Champions League: PSG vs Manchester City: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Gana Gueye’s stunning goal against Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain defeated Montpellier 2-0 in Ligue 1. Watch Gana Gueye’s stunning goal.

PSG vs Manchester City: Line-ups


Manchester City

City Have a Slight Edge


The two sides renew hostilities after clashing in last season’s semi-finals, where Pep Guardiola’s men claimed a pair of victories to end the Parisiens’ European dream for one more year.


Despite an early European setback, PSG have simply swept aside the competition so far in Ligue 1 and maintained their 100% record in the division with a 2-0 success over Montpellier HSC on Saturday, with Idrissa Gueye’s thunderous effort preceding a Julian Draxler strike late on.


The opening-day draw with Brugge represents the only game this season so far that PSG have failed to score at least twice, but Pochettino’s side now face an incredibly daunting run, with Rennes, RB Leipzig, Marseille and Lille lying in wait over the next four weeks.


The Citizens are certainly demonstrating their title credentials despite a couple of shaky results early in the season, but they needed no second invitation to stamp their authority on RB Leipzig in their Champions League opener, scoring six of the nine goals on the night against Jesse Marsch’s men. As a result, City have already stormed to the top of the rankings in Group A and will endeavour to hold that place throughout the autumn and winter periods, but Guardiola is sure to have one eye on the impending trip to Liverpool in the Premier League.


However, with six wins from their last seven in all competitions – scoring a whopping 24 goals in that time, only two of which have come away from home – City will feel confident about lightning striking twice in Paris, and they are unbeaten in their last 10 Champions League games on the road.

DPP Verdict

PSG’s perfect record in Ligue 1 does not exactly tell the full story given some of their under-par performances, while the potential loss of Messi and definite absence of Di Maria will certainly be felt in a clash of this magnitude. Having had recent experience prevailing in battles with their French counterparts, Man City ought to feel confident about their chances of repeating the trick at the Parc des Princes, and we can see them doing just that by the narrowest of margins.