Manchester City struck twice within seven minutes to capture a 2-1 advantage in the first leg of its Champions League semifinal against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Blues regrouped after a subpar first half, performing with the character and excellence that have defined a brilliant 2020-21 campaign.
The soon-to-be Premier League champions put aside PSGâs early goal and dominated the last 45 minutes of the semifinal’s first leg. Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored seven minutes apart, giving Manchester City a pronounced advantage heading into the return leg at home Tuesday.
“In the second half, we showed [with] the way we play we have unbelievable quality,” De Bruyne said. “But we know we’re only halfway there. It’s still going to be a very hard game next week.”