Champions League: Manchester City beat PSG 2-1, both sides save spots in top 16
- Manchester City finished at the top in Group A
- Kylian Mbappe scored for PSG in the 50th minute
- Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored for Manchester City
Manchester City's comeback was rounded off by forward Gabriel Jesus on Wednesday as the English team beat Paris Saint Germain with a score of 2-1, ensuring a spot in the Round of 16 in the Champions League.
Paris Saint Germain, even after sustaining a close loss, managed to be the runner up in Group A of Champions League and advanced to the top 16. However, the situation was dependent on the outcome of the Leipzig and Club Brugge clash, which ended with a tally of 5-0 in favour of the German club.
Kylian Mbappe took charge a few minutes into the second half and scored a goal for Paris Saint Germain after a fruitful interchange between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Both teams, which have also been recently tagged as one the wealthiest of all, are yet to secure the Champions League title.
But the attacking dominance by Manchester City that defined the first half saw Raheem Sterling's outstretched left foot nudge in a cross from Kyle Walker to equalize in the 63rd, according to report from Associated Press.
After Neymar missed a chance to restore PSG's lead, Bernado Silva teed up Gabriel Jesus who connected with a scuffed shot that still beat Keylor Navas in the 76th minute of the game on Wednesday.
“We attack well in the spaces and the quality from Bernardo,” City manager Pep Guardiola said in a statement, according to reports from Associated Press.
He added, "When you talk about the right technique, it is that. The right tempo and doing it in the right moment to give your team-mate the best chance to score the goal.”
All four English teams will now be in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare, with Manchester City joining defending champions Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.