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The Champions League Recap: Semi-Finals – Leg 2

We bring you all the biggest headlines from this week’s round of Champions League action. Manchester City host PSG and Real Madrid travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the second leg of the Semi-Finals.

Manchester City ease past PSG to reach first ever Champions League final

Manchester City have officially reached their first-ever Champions League final after earning a comfortable 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad, with the tie finishing 4-1 overall on aggregate. 

The hosts took the lead on 11 minutes when Kevin De Bruyne’s initial effort was blocked and fell straight into the path of Riyad Mahrez who fired home through the legs of the goalkeeper Navas. 

Pep Guardiola’s team doubled their advantage just past the hour mark when Phil Foden squared the ball across the face of goal to pick out Mahrez who was waiting unmarked at the back post to slot into an empty net. 

PSG were reduced to 10-men in the 69th-minute when Angel Di Maria received a straight red card for an off-field challenge on the City captain Fernandinho and so it wasn’t meant to be for the visitors who crashed out of the competition following a disappointing performance on the night. 

Real Madrid crash out of Semi-Finals at Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have set up an all English final with Premier League rivals Manchester City after they secured a 2-0 win over Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge with the fixture finishing 3-1 on aggregate. 

Timo Werner had the ball in the back of the net for the hosts after just 17 minutes but his goal was quickly ruled out for offside following a VAR review. 

Chelsea did however put themselves ahead just before the half-hour mark when Kai Havertz’s chipped effort over the goalkeeper rebounded off the crossbar and fell nicely into the path of Timo Werner who headed home from close range. 

The Blues sealed the victory in the 85th-minute when substitute Christian Pulisic picked out Mason Mount inside the area who turned in at the near post. 

Champions League Final

The 2021 Champions League final is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 29th at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, with a kick-off time yet to be announced. 

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