Manchester City set Champions League records with semi-final triumph over PSG
Manchester City became the most successful English team in history in a single Champions League season with Tuesday’s semi-final second leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
The 2-0 result (4-1 on aggregate) gave them a record 11 wins in the competition this season, and their current streak of seven in a row has beaten any other English team as well.
Manager Pep Guardiola smashed his semi-final hoodoo in the process, surpassing the last four for the first time since 2010-11, and his men are now in a position to claim a hat-trick after already winning the Carabao Cup and sitting in a Premier League Title victory.
Who beat Manchester City?
Manchester City haven’t lost in the Champions League this season, with their only points lost in a scoreless draw with Porto in the group stage.
Here is the record of 11 victories they counted in the competition, in chronological order:
- Marseille (outside)
- Olympiacos (outside)
- Monchengladbach (outside)
- Dortmund (outside)
- PSG (outside)
11 – Manchester City are the first English team to win 11 matches in a single European Cup / Champions League campaign. Dominance. https://t.co/pdJHlXxPyc
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 4, 2021
Win in style
After a tough 45-minute opening in the first leg, Manchester City dominated PSG in all aspects of the next three halves of the game.
In fact, they held PSG without a shot on target in the second leg, the first time this has happened to the French giants in the Champions League in at least 17 years.
City will face Chelsea or Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 29.