Man City player ratings: Dias an absolute rock, Mahrez delivers again


anchester City reached their first ever Champions League Final after beating Paris-Saint Germain 2-0 on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez scored both goals as Pep Guardiola’s side went through 4-1 on aggregate.

James Robson was at the Etihad and here is how he rated the City players…

Brilliant ball set up City’s opener, but so nearly caught out with a loose throw shortly after and was errant with another clearance later.

Embraced the challenge of keeping Neymar quiet. Did not happen all the time – but when it was down to a race, there was no contest.

An absolute rock at the back. The difference between a team that reaches the Champions League final and one that crumbles.

Wonderful season for the England man. Faced up to PSG’s threat and generally managed to get something in the way.

Thought he had conceded a penalty – then breaks away to set up City’s opener. Defended diligently and his bursts forward scared PSG.

Vintage from the Brazilian. Snuffed out so many dangerous moments against a PSG that enjoyed plenty of possession.

Snapped into tackles to relieve the pressure – particularly in the first half. Less of an attacking threat than normal.

More of a defensive remit for him than usual with some important interceptions.

The hero from the first leg came up with a crucial strike to settle early City nerves and then the goal to seal it.

His slaloms in midfield eased pressure and put PSG on the back foot. One of the players the French feared most and came up with a wonderful run and cross to set up Mahrez’ second.

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