Champions League semi-final :

Riyad Mahrez scored twice against 10-man Paris Saint-Germain to send Manchester City through to the Champions League final for the first time with a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Iran Press/Europe: Having seized control of the tie with a superb performance in last week’s first leg, Pep Guardiola’s side delivered another outstanding display and the Algerian was again the match-winner as he was in Paris.

After Ederson’s superb 60-yard pass got City moving in attack, Mahrez reacted quickest to Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected shot and slid the ball under Keylor Navas from a tight angle to tighten our grip on the tie in the 11th minute.

The winger put the contest beyond doubt just after the hour mark as he tapped in Phil Foden’s cross at the far post to finish off a slick counter-attack shortly before Angel Di Maria received a straight red card for kicking out at Fernandinho.

Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame his side's Champions League exit to Manchester City on the absence of World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe, 22, was an unused substitute because of a calf injury during City's 2-0 win on Tuesday.

Manchester City now awaits the winners of either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the showpiece final.


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