Manchester City hold all the aces when they entertain PSG on Tuesday night with a place in the final of the Champions League within reach.
A 2-1 win in Paris was a significant step in the right direction for the blue half of Manchester. The first leg was arguably the biggest game they have played all season considering the club’s deep desire to go all the way in the biggest club competition in the world.
Now, having moved past three consecutive quarter-final defeats, Pep Guardiola’s side are 90 minutes away from a place in the changing room on 29 May at the t the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.
That venue, you will recall was the scene of Liverpool’s remarkable victory over AC Milan in the 2005 final.
So with that in mind, please don’t write of PSG and the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The pair have a number of co-stars to call upon as they plot the downfall of England’s champions in waiting.
Both sides won at the weekend on domestic duty but Crystal Palace and Lens aren’t quite the same opposition as these two semi-finalists.
PSG will also be buoyed by their recent away form. They stunned Barcelona and Bayern Munich away and have won six from seven on the road in the Champions League. In all, it’s been 10 wins away from home for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Neither side has any fresh injury concerns which sets up this tie to be a blockbuster. PSG must score twice because a home goal is inevitable.
City are heavily tipped to win the contest in 90 minutes at 1.71/1 while PSG are 4.14.
The match kicks off at 9pm.