Manchester City player ratings vs PSG: Ruben Dias an absolute rock at the back; Riyad Mahrez delivers again

James Robson
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Manchester 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…

Ederson 5

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.

Kyle Walker 8

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.

Ruben Dias 9

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

John Stones 8

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

Oleks Zinchenko 7

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

Fernandinho 7

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

Ilkay Gundogan 7

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

Bernardo Silva 7

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

Riyad Mahrez 9

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

Phil Foden 8

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.

Kevin de Bruyne 8

Full of menace whenever he picked the ball up, attracting PSG defenders wherever he went, creating space for others.


Gabriel Jesus (De Bruyne, 82) N/A

Raheem Sterling (Bernardo, 82) N/A

Sergio Aguero (Foden, 85’) N/A

Subs not used: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Laporte, Rodrigo, Torres, Mendy, Cancelo

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