Man City beat PSG to reach first Champions League semi-finals

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, facing turns to his teammates as he celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg match between Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain (Photo: AP)

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions league for the first time after a superb curling shot from Kevin de Bruyne gave them a 1-0 second leg win over Paris St Germain that sealed a 3-2 aggregate victory on Tuesday.

The Belgian picked his spot perfectly with 14 minutes remaining, firing past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp as PSG went out of the competition in the quarter-finals for the fourth successive season.

City should have taken the lead at the Etihad Stadium in the first half when Trapp brought down Sergio Aguero to concede a penalty, but the normally lethal Argentine fired his spotkick wide of Trapp’s left-hand post.

City would have advanced on the away goals rule if the game had finished 0-0 or 1-1 following last week’s 2-2 draw in Paris, but the final scoreline just about reflected City’s superiority in a tense, dramatic match.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50