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STAR PREVIEW Tues: PSG v Manchester City

The Champions League is back this week and back with a bang in Group A with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City travelling to the Parc des Princes to face star-studded French giants PSG on Tuesday evening.

Gabriel Jesus’ 53rd-minute strike was enough to secure victory at Stamford Bridge at the weekend in a win that not only broke Pep Guardiola’s Chelsea hoodoo, but will also have given City an enormous confidence boost heading into this Champions League clash with PSG after that frustrating goalless draw against Southampton.

Guardiola’s men made a fantastic start to their Champions League campaign when they thrashed Jesse March’s RB Leipzig 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium a couple of weeks ago. Although City will need to tighten up the defence – especially against PSG’s attacking players – that Leipzig victory perfectly displayed their own class and attacking prowess.

Jack Grealish has made a good start to life in a Manchester City shirt since his £100m move from Aston Villa in the summer. He scored his first Champions League goal against Leipzig and will be hungry for more in his first European match on foreign soil.

Paris-Saint Germain v Manchester City
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

(Maximum 10 matches)
MAY 2021 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Manchester City 2-0 PSG
APR 2021 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PSG 1-2 Manchester City
APR 2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Manchester City 1-0 PSG
APR 2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PSG 2-2 Manchester City
DEC 2008 UEFA CUP Manchester City 0-0 PSG

Neymar. Kylian Mbappe. Lionel Messi. Paris-Saint Germain don’t really need much introduction, do they?

After missing out on the Ligue 1 title last season to Lille, the French giants enjoyed one of the most extraordinary transfer windows of recent times; adding Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes, Georginio Wijnaldum and – of course – the legendary Messi to their squad.

In Mauricio Pochettino, they also have a man in the dugout that British football fans will know all about from his successful stints in the Premier League with Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. He’s of course had previous success in this tournament as well; guiding Spurs to the final in 2019.

There’s always a chance that when two great teams come together they cancel each other, but I don’t think that will happen in this one. On the back of their win at the Bridge, Manchester City will be coming in as a confident and buoyant side. We’re backing them to win and both teams to score.

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