Manchester City-PSG player ratings: Ruben Dias, Mahrez shine for Guardiola; Icardi invisible for Pochettino


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Manchester City are into the UEFA Champions League final after a 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday completed a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Riyad Mahrez added two more goals in either half to his first leg strike to do the damage for Pep Guardiola’s men as Angel Di Maria saw red in an ill-tempered Parisien showing.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men descended into anarchy towards the end as City’s second on the night spelled the end of their European interests for the season and a Ruben Dias-inspired defensive display ensured that there was not even a consolation strike.

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But how did each player perform in this one? Here are our player ratings for the match for every starter, substitute and manager.

All ratings are out of 10, and the higher the number the better. A zero would be a first-minute red card. A 10 would be like a dominant hat trick.

Manchester City ratings

(GK) Ederson

90 

Did not have to make even one save, which is quite stunning given all the blocked shots from his defenders. Also helped on the opening goal with an incredible ball forward. Perfect day for him.

8

(DEF) Oleksandr Zinchenko

90

Did so well on the opener to get a fine ball to Kevin De Bruyne. Was a huge upgrade over Joao Cancelo. Put together a very nice display where his passing was almost perfect. 

8

(DEF) Ruben Dias

90

An absolute warrior in defense. He blocked three shots, sacrificed his body all night and was just unbeatable. A rockstar performance from the 23-year-old.

9

(DEF) John Stones

90

Did well to block a pair of shots. Also had a team-high four clearances. He was composed, solid in the air and did not make one mistake.

7

(DEF) Kyle Walker

90

His tackling wasn’t good at all, but stepped up well to intercept passes and keep the game physical. Was also quite sharp in the air. Decent.

6

(MID) Ferandinho

90

Wasn’t the big monster in the middle he usually is, but part was due to how eager PSG were to get the ball wide. His performance was similar Walker’s in a way. But he showed leadership and kept his players from losing their cool.

6

(MID) Ilkay Gundogan

90

Solid but far from spectacular. Had issues dealing with Marco Verratti at times. His passing was crisp, he set up a couple chances and took his touches well.

7

(MID) Bernardo Silva

82

Not nearly as good as the first leg. Had some poor challenges and was lucky he wasn’t booked early on. Never looked like a real threat going forward.

6

(MID) Riyad Mahrez

90

Scored both goals with tidy finishes from close. Was in the right spot at the right time, adding to his strike in the first leg. The difference maker.

9

(FWD) Phil Foden

85

A quiet first half but delivered a fantastic assist in the second. His smart passing helped them move into space quickly. A sure starter moving forward with another impact performance.

8

(FWD) Kevin De Bruyne

82

Was always near the top of the box looking for a crack on goal. His shot led to the opener, and his passing was on point, especially considering the brutal weather conditions. Played a brilliant ball to Foden to set up the second.

8

Raheem Sterling

Bernardo Silva

Came in for eight minutes to give Silva some rest.

N/A

Gabriel Jesus

De Bruyne

Eight minutes off the bench. Touched the ball five times.

N/A

Sergio Aguero

Phil Foden

Came on for Foden and touched the ball just twice. 

N/A

Pep Guardiola

3

Welp, he’s taken them to the final. It felt inevitable when he was hired, and it’s finally happened. Job not done, but what a great job in this one. Had his team fired up, focused on defending, the blocking was sensational and they are deserved finalists.

8

PSG ratings

(GK) Keylor Navas

90

Not much he could do about either goal, but remained alert when City threatened a few times.

5

(DEF) Alessandro Florenzi

75

Struggled the longer the game wore on and was even more exposed as Di Maria lost the plot.

3

(DEF) Marquinhos (c)

90

One of the few PSG players who could leave the pitch with his head held high after giving his all, keeping calm as many of his teammates lost their cool and hitting the woodwork in the first half.

6

(DEF) Presnel Kimpembe

90

Once again, less assured than Marquinhos and despite some useful blocks, he lost his head toward the end and was lucky to only get booked.

4

(DEF) Abdou Diallo

83

Added some solidity to the defense, but that counted for little as Mahrez capitalized on an early chance to change the early course of the match.

5

(MID) Ander Herrera

62

Booked in the first half and flashed a shot over, it was unsurprising that he was withdrawn in the second half.

4

(MID) Leandro Paredes

75

Tenacious in the middle, but not much more than that as he was unable to delve into the technical side of his game.

4

(MID) Marco Verratti

90

Arguably PSG’s best player on the pitch, but let himself down with his inability to control his temper late on and very nearly got a red after his yellow.

6

(FWD) Angel Di Maria

69

Unable to influence the game as he did in the first half of the first leg, he let his anger get the better of him and it saw him dismissed.

2

(FWD) Neymar

90

Cut a frustrated figure as he was powerless to prevent another goalless away performance against a City side that put in a good number of blocks.

5

(FWD) Mauro Icardi

62

Invisible. Was always going to be a gamble from the off and it was one that did not pay off as he barely touched the ball.

2

Moise Kean

Icardi

Replaced Icardi and City immediately scored to end the contest.

5

Julian Draxler

Herrera

Little he could do to influence things as City went 2-0 up as he and Kean entered the pitch.

5

Danilo Pereira

Paredes

Sent on to perhaps avoid further red cards as it was certainly not an attack-minded change and he ended up with a yellow himself.

5

Colin Dagba Florenzi Possibly a change that could have happened earlier given Florenzi’s struggles behind Di Maria. 5
Mithcel Bakker Diallo Was given the final few minutes as PSG knew that their chance had already passed. N/A

Mauricio Pochettino

5

Could have set his team up better, waited too long to make changes and did not do enough to prepare his players mentally or keep them in check.

3





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