Manchester City set records in the Champions League with a semi-final triumph against PSG


Manchester City became the most successful English team of all time in a single Champions League season with the semi-final second leg win against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

The 2-0 result (4-1 overall) gave them a record 11 wins in the competition in this campaign, and their current run of seven straight wins has beaten every other English team too.

Manager Pep Guardiola broke his semifinals and advanced over the last four for the first time since 2010/11. His men are now able to claim a triple after lifting the Carabao Cup and taking a win ahead of the Premier sitting league title.

Who beat Manchester City?

Manchester City haven’t lost in the Champions League this season. There was only one goalless draw against Porto in the group stage.

These are the record 11 victories they’ve had in the competition, in chronological order:

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  • Marseille (away)
  • Olympiacos
  • Olympiacos (away)
  • Marseille
  • Mönchengladbach (away)
  • Mönchengladbach
  • Dortmund
  • Dortmund (away)
  • PSG (away)
  • PSG

11 – Manchester City are the first English team to win 11 games in a single European Cup / Champions League campaign. Dominance.

– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 4, 2021

Win with style

After a difficult opening of 45 minutes in the first leg, Manchester City PSG dominated in all aspects of the following three halves of the tie.

In fact, they kept PSG in the second leg without a shot on goal, the first time it had happened to the French giants in the Champions League in at least 17 years.

What’s next?

City will face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 29.

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Steven Gregory