May 11, 2021

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Man City reach first Champions League final in history

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Pep Guardiola has made the Hall of Fame of longest gaps away from the Champions League final – but now he’s right back where he belongs 🙏

14 years: Louis van Gaal (1996–2010)

14 years: Jupp Heynckes (1998–2012)

10 years: Udo Lattek (1977–1987)

10 years: Pep Guardiola (2011–2021)

It was unforgettable and regrettable night for PSG after losing 4-1 on aggregate. The victory propel Manchester city into their first ever champions league final in history.

Man City goalscorer Riyad Mahrez told BT Sport: “It was a very good game. We didn’t start well again – we didn’t have a good first half but we got the goal and we were more comfortable. We played well second half and we could have scored more. They lost their nerve and started to kick us and after the red card it was more comfortable.

“It wasn’t the game plan to counter attack, but they had to come at us and maybe at times we were a bit deeper and we are good on the counter. That’s how the two goals came about and we are happy.

“Of course Ederson’s long pass was planned [for the goal]. We know he is capable of putting the ball in the other goal and we work it all the time and today it worked.

You have to be solid and everybody has to be solid defensively and that’s why we did. We didn’t concede much and I think that’s why we’re in the final. It’s good. We have another game on Saturday we need to be win to be league champions and then we’ll concentrate on the Champions League final.”

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