English Premier League leaders, Manchester City, have qualified for their first ever Champions League final, following a 2-0 victory against Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
The Guardiola-led side will square up against Chelsea or Real Madrid at the final showdown at Istanbul in the coming weeks, thanks to a brace by Riyadh Mahrez.
City suffered a major scare earlier in the game after dutch referee; Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot, following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s handball. However, the penalty was cancelled after replay suggested the ball just brushed off Zinchenko’s shoulder.
The side from Manchester took the lead after quick-thinking Ederson Moraes released Zinchenko with a through ball. The Ukrainian found De Bruyne; whose shot was parried for Riyadh Mahrez to slot home.
The Parisians staged a fight back in response to falling behind earlier in the crucial tie as Marquinhos header cannoned off the bar while Di Maria’s shot missed the target of an open goal.
PSG struggled to register shots on target before City doubled their lead through a counter-attacking move which saw Mahrez convert a low cross by Phil Foden.
The visitors looked for a way to fight back but were dealt another blow after playmaker Angel Di Maria saw red for stamping on Fernandinho in an altercation.
City ended the two-legged tie winning 4-1 on aggregate to book a spot in this season’s UEFA Champions League final for the very first time. It’s also the first time the English Club will reach a European final in 51 years.