Man City vs PSG – Champions League: Live score, team news and updates

  • Dan Ripley

    Host commentator




Manchester City 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain

12min: City still just about edging this so far. PSG are set up for the counter attack though and whenever the hosts get possession, it’s everyone behind the ball for the French side. They are certainly giving the Premier League champions plenty of respect.

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar shoots at goal during the early stages of the game


Manchester City 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain

9min: We’ve not seen much from PSG’s world class front three just yet. They are showing interest though. Lionel Messi producing a sublime nutmeg on Raheem Sterling to help build a counter attack for the visitors.


Manchester City 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain

6min: City on top and they nearly score! Riyad Mahrez floats a cross to the backpost where Rodri nods the ball back into the mixer.

The header may have even been going in, but Presnel Kimpembe is taking no chances as he heads clear to prevent it going in as well as denying a waiting City star to tap home.


Manchester City 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain

3min: PSG are in their home shirts this evening as they defend from the hosts in the opening minutes. City applying the press but no chances as yet.

Lionel Messi (right) of Paris Saint-Germain greets Raheem Sterling of Manchester City pre-match


KICK-OFF: We are underway in Manchester

A reminder of the teams as we get underway:

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Joao Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Zinchenko, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Sterling.
Subs: Ake, Gabriel Jesus, Steffen, Laporte, Fernandinho, Carson, Palmer, McAtee.

PSG: Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Paredes, Herrera, Gueye, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
Subs: Ramos, Verratti, Icardi, Di Maria, Danilo Pereira, Dagba, Wijnaldum, Diallo, Kehrer, Ebimbe, Donnarumma, Franchi.

Referee: Daniele Orsato (Montecchio)


Out come the teams at the Etihad Stadium

One of the busier nights inside the ground as the teams emerge to the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’.

That’s soon followed by the Champions League anthem which as is customary in these parts, is booed by City supporters, who are not keen on UEFA’s treatment of their side in regards to FFP in recent years


Here is how Manchester City can qualify this evening

Simple stuff for the Premier League champions. Win and they reach the last-16 as group winners, draw and they qualify anyway.

PSG will qualify if they win at the Etihad Stadium. Both will go through if Club Brugge lose against RB Leipzig.


A much needed warm up in Manchester

It’s a chilly autumnal evening in Manchester. Gloves are very much on – although Lionel Messi looks like he has forgotten his much to his regret.


Forget the United talk for now, Pochettino’s full focus is on beating City

"It's always an amazing challenge to face Pep Guardiola. For me, I think he's the best coach in the world." 🤜🤛

Mauricio Pochettino's full focus is on Man City vs PSG despite strong rumours linking him to the red half of Manchester…#UCL

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 24, 2021


There has been a lot of talk about Pochettino’s time at PSG

A lot of it has been negative, in terms of struggling with club politics and the big egos in the side.

You wouldn’t think it looking at the league table though. PSG are runaway leaders in France and if Pochettino remains at the Parc des Princes, that Ligue Un title is surely his?

Still though, winning the league with PSG is an entry level requirement to be a top manager isn’t it?


IAN LADYMAN: Mauricio Pochettino was on the charm offensive as he faced the media amid Manchester United interest… it proves he has the face that fits for Old Trafford

From Mauricio Pochettino, there was hardly a moment of hesitation, a tumbling over words or a false step.

The PSG manager is the preferred candidate to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United and was not about to do anything to entirely dismiss the notion that he may take the job.

Mauricio Pochettino has the face that fits at Manchester United

IAN LADYMAN: The PSG manager is the preferred candidate to take over from Solskjaer at Man United and was not about to do anything to entirely dismiss the notion that he may take the job.

Mail Online


And here are the big hitters from the French capital…

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of Paris Saint-Germain ahead of their clash at Manchester City

Lionel Messi of PSG will start for the French giants at the Etihad Stadium

Messi will be joined in attack by his team-mate Kylian Mbappe


Here are the Manchester City stars arriving ahead of the game

Ready for battle! 💪#ManCity

— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 24, 2021


Serious question, how many points do we dock Manchester City…

Christmas decorations up in November, City? No, no, no, no, no, no…


Both teams ring the changes in Manchester then

For City there are three alterations to the team that dismantled Everton 3-0 as Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ruben Dias and Riyad Mahrez come back in for Aymeric Laporte, Phil Foden and youngster Cole Palmer.

Mauricio Pochettino dismantles his back four with three changes that see Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe come in for Juan Bernat, Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer, while Marco Verratti, who is carrying a knock, makes way for former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.

Of course, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi start in attack while Sergio Ramos is on the bench as he awaits his debut since moving from Real Madrid in the summer.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City arrives prior to the Champions League clash

Along with Sterling, Joao Cancelo will start for City when they face Paris Saint-Germain


Paris Saint-Germain starting XI

Navas, Hakimi, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mendes, Paredes, Herrera, Gueye, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.


Manchester City starting XI

Ederson, Walker, Zinchenko, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling.


A couple of interesting scorelines from the early kick-offs

No English sides in them tonight but it’s going completely against form in Turkey as Besiktas, who have lost every game, lead 1-0 against an Ajax side, who have won every game. Ajax are admittedly already through.

Meanwhile Inter Milan continue their annual party trick of making a complete hash of their group, as they are being held at half-time by bottom side Shakhtar Donetsk.

By the way you can follow live coverage of Liverpool’s encounter with Porto this evening on this link.


There may not be much jeopardy here…

But there is plenty of intrigue. These sides may be on the cusp of progression to the last-16 but a positive from that is we may see a care-free game of football as a result, and with the players likely to be on the pitch – who wouldn’t want that!

Not to mention we have the sub-plot of Mauricio Pochettino and a certain other Manchester side.

Plenty for us to get our teeth into this evening then as I welcome you to our live Champions League coverage of Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain.

Lionel Messi will be hoping to lead PSG to qualification at Manchester City



Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to seal their progression to the last-16 of the Champions League when they clash at the Etihad Stadium.

City currently top Group A ahead of the French giants and will qualify by avoiding defeat, and would even win the group if they beat Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Pochettino takes his team to Manchester amid links to him taking over at City’s rivals United, but knows his side can also seal qualification with victory.

Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live Champions League coverage of Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain, including build-up, team news and updates.