Manchester City’s goalkeeper Joe Hart has claimed that his team are “making history” in this year’s Champions League after the team secured a 2 – 2 draw in the first leg of their quarter final against PSG last week.
Hart was certainly one of the match’s heroes after he saved an early penalty from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After the match he described it as a “crazy game” and said that hopefully the team can make the two away goals count in the second leg of the match this week.
While the team overall is sure to be thrilled with their result last week Samir Nasri has admitted that he will be hugely frustrated to be watching the second leg from the stands. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has decided not to include him in the squad for the match following his sooner than expected return from surgery on a serious thigh injury he incurred last October.
Nonetheless, Nasri has remained philosophical. He said that when he had the surgery he hoped to be able to play one more game before the end of the season and he is five weeks ahead of schedule. Furthermore, his winning goal in the team’s 2-1 defeat of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday will certainly have helped to ease any frustrations.
Despite the positivity of the team going into this clash they will certainly have their work cut out. It is sure to be a hugely competitive match and one that is incredibly hard to call. Even the bookmakers can’t seem to decide with virtually identical odds on both teams.
Thanks to the away goal rule City are certainly in an extremely strong position going into this match on home ground and the pressure will be squarely on PSG, especially as they are without David Luiz and Blaise Matuidi after they both picked up bookings in the first leg.
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