Manchester City won a spectacular 1-2 away win over PSG for the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals yesterday. But while they hold an advantage of two away goals now, Alessandro Florenzi warns City “haven’t won the war yet”.
Not only did City players manage win 1-2, they did so away at the Parc des Princes.
Thus, PSG will now need at least two goals in the second leg at City’s Etihad Stadium next Tuesday to level up with the Citizens.
Pep Guardiola’s came from behind to reverse PSG’s early lead, which they secured with Marquinhos’ goal in the 14th minute.
But captain Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez (a Parisian by birth) retaliated just after the hour mark. They thus led City to a legendary 2-1 victory on French soil.
Florenzi Warns City “Haven’t Won the War Yet”
Reflecting on a disappointing evening for PSG with Sky Sport Italia, Florenzi is still hopeful about a comeback for his Parisian side.
He advices City: “We’re only halfway through the battle, they haven’t won the war yet.
“We hope to continue the trend of away wins. It won’t be easy, but this team has what it takes to win in Manchester. We need 11 warriors ready to die on the pitch.”
“The first goal was a little fortunate, the second went through the wall. Details make the difference at this level,” he said, about both City goals involving sheer luck in their success.
Also, he has said of the challenges facing Mauricio Pochettino’s side: “We lost our shape, it’s not like us. We are 22 talented players on the pitch, it’s a battle for 90 minutes.”