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Gabriel Jesus completed Manchester City’s comeback to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 and secure a place in the round of 16 of the Champions League as group winners on Wednesday. PSG is also sure of going through as runner-up in Group A thanks to Leipzig beating Club Brugge 5-0. The clash of the competition’s wealthiest teams, who are yet to win European football’s top prize, fully came to life in the 50th minute when Kylian Mbappe put PSG ahead after an interchange between Lionel Messi and Neymar. But the attacking dominance by City that defined the first half saw Raheem Sterling’s outstretched left foot nudge in a cross from Kyle Walker to equalize in the 63rd. After Neymar missed a chance to restore PSG’s lead, Bernado Silva teeed up Gabriel Jesus who connected with scuffed shot that still beat Keylor Navas in the 76th. Follow all the latest updates below.

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Michael Jones24 November 2021 22:09

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Man City 2 – 1 PSG

Kylian Mbappé has become just the 11th player to score 20 away Champions League goals, reaching that tally in just his 23rd away appearance, fewer than any of the previous 10 players reached 20 goals on the road.

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Michael Jones24 November 2021 22:04

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Reaction from Marquinhos

Paris Saint-Germain’s captain Marquinhos spoke after their defeat to Manchester City and emphasised that qualification to the next round was more important than winning the game. He said:

“The most important thing is to qualify. Sometimes you finish top and you play a really strong club. Sometimes you finish second and you end up with a better draw.”

Michael Jones24 November 2021 22:01

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Man City 2 – 1 PSG

Raheem Sterling has now scored as many Champions League goals as Frank Lampard (23), with Wayne Rooney (30) and Paul Scholes (24) the only Englishmen to score more in the competition.

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Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:58

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Man City vs PSG player ratings: Bernardo Silva stars in Champions League victory

Manchester City hit back in the final half an hour to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 and seal top spot in Group A of the Champions League.

Goals by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were no more than City deserved after dominating for much of the game without reward, denied time after time by PSG’s last-ditch defending.

Kylian Mbappe’s goal on the break gave PSG the lead early in the second half, but they could not hold on.

Here’s how every player rated:

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:55

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Full-time: Man City 2 – 1 PSG

90+3 mins: Di Maria floats a final ball into the box towards Mbappe but Ederson comes and plucks it out of the air.

There’s the final whistle! Manchester City win the game, they’re through to the last-16 and they’ve topped Group A. It’s a big win for City who avenge their defeat at the Parc de Princes in September.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:52

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Man City 2 – 1 PSG

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Is there going to be one last twist in this tale? As it stands Manchester City are going to secure top spot in Group A.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:48

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Man City 2 – 1 PSG

88 mins: Decent work from the home side. Maintain possession and spread the play into the wide areas. Jesus is fouled and a few more seconds eke away. City look comfortable. They’re managing the game well.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:47

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Man City 2 – 1 PSG

85 mins: PSG keep probing but can’t find a way through. Messi has dropped deeper to get more of the ball but City have everyone behind the ball.

PSG’s build up play is too slow, it’s comfortable for City to defend against.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:45

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Man City 2 – 1 PSG

82 mins: Into the last 10 minutes now. Man City have the advantage but Paris have seen more of the ball since they’ve gone behind.

Jesus attempts to play Sterling into the box but Marquinhos wins the ball and PSG sweep forward. It comes up to Messi but City’s defenders are on top of him immediately and he’s dispossessed.

Michael Jones24 November 2021 21:41

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