Champions League: PSG-Manchester City and Real-Chelsea in the semi-finals
Algerian Riyad Mahrez, scorer with Manchester City against Borussia Dortmund, in the Champions League.
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The semi-finals of the European Football Club Cup (Champions League) will pit Paris Saint-Germain (France) against Manchester City (England) and Real Madrid (Spain) against Chelsea (England), the 27- April 28 (first leg) and May 4-5 (return leg).
On April 14, 2021, the Citizens eliminated Borussia Dortmund 2-1, while Real resisted Liverpool 0-0 in the quarter-finals.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will therefore face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the European Football Club Cup (Champions League), on April 27 or 28 (first leg) then on May 4 or 5 ( return).
But the English club has suffered for a long time, this April 14, 2021, in the quarter-finals second leg of the Champions League (C1).
Borussia Dortmund, beaten 2-1 in the first leg, indeed played their luck on Wednesday.
The German club opened the scoring with a good sequence from the very young midfielder Jude Bellingham (1-0, 15th).
After the break, a penalty transformed into force by midfielder Riyad Mahrez, however, gives air to his family (1-1, 54th).
Then a dry strike from winger Phil Foden offers a crucial advantage to the Citizens (1-2, 75th).
They enter the last four of the competition for the first time since Pep Guardiola is their coach.
Liverpool let their chance pass
Liverpool could also have reversed the trend, having lost 3-1 in the quarter-final first leg.
But for that, Mohamed Salah would have had to be effective from the start of the match against Real Madrid.
The Egyptian winger notably spoiled two big chances (2nd, 41st), while the Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was impeccable when necessary.
The final score: 0-0.
Zinedine Zidane's Real will be favorites against Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea, the former PSG coach.
Although they did not score in England, the Spanish club displayed invaluable defensive strength in C1.
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