It was a great day in Manchester as Riyad Mahrez scored twice against 10-man Paris Saint-Germain to send Manchester City through to the Champions League final for the first time with a 4-1 aggregate victory.
It was a great night of total football as City were the better team throughout. City remain unbeaten in this year’s competition. The record now reads: P12, W11, D1, L0.
Just a great win and feeling. We move, on to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“Absolutely [it’s a historic evening].
“Big memories for all the players and all the people who have mad this club big - Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee - many, many of them.
“Congratulations to the owners who took over the club and tried to invest and support. People believe it is just about money. If they want to believe that, okay, but it is not just that, it is all departments and the facilities we have.
“Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta - many players who help get us in this position now. it belongs to them and I am pretty sure they will support us in three weeks.
“I am so proud of the guys. We have done an amazing Champions League and we are there.”
“I think reaching the final of the Champions League helps us see the bigger picture of the last four years,” he said at his post-match press conference.
“What we have done in the last four years is incredible. In terms of the Premier League, the Carabao Cup and every competition.
“Reaching the final helps us to understand what we have done. It is unfair, but we have to accept it.
“To reach the final of this competition is so difficult. It is the toughest one, the quality of the opponent and the composure you have to have to suffer the toughest moments.
“We did it. We made an incredible Champions League season and now deserve to be there in the final.”
FULL TIME | ISTANBUL ISTANBUL WE ARE COMING!!!— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 4, 2021
2-0 (4-1) #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/kojG87J8xD
Road to the Final the most important is now #elhamdulillah ☝ pic.twitter.com/xpMKu1iwBO— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) May 4, 2021
Final bound!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/LJDdQlXWy3— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) May 4, 2021
Proud of this team! Let’s go @mancity ! Very happy to be considered man of the match! pic.twitter.com/mpuCGsUCy7— Rúben Dias (@rubendias) May 4, 2021
FT: 4-1. MAN CITY ON TO THE #UCL FINAL - GLORIOUS— Bitter and Blue (@BitterandBlue1) May 4, 2021