As Manchester City thrashed Paris Saint-Germain 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, they were everywhere. Throughout the first half, Manchester City dominated the contest, allowing PSG's explosive front three of Neymar, Mbappe, and Lionel Messi few chances.
Manchester City performed admirably with the ball and defended brilliantly without it on the night, keeping the trio quiet.
Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Riyad Mahrez were the best players of the night.
When PSG's UEFA Champions League title hopes were fading, these players were instrumental in clinching the comeback victory.
While Gabriel Jesus was a nuisance for the PSG defence, Raheem Sterling opened the scoring on the night. Toward the end of the 78th minute, the Brazilian scored a beautiful goal from close range to seal the victory. Riyad Mahrez's ability to evade Paris Saint Germain's defensive wall was impressive, and the French outfits' lack of willpower and determination was evident on the night.
The best front three in the world, Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe, were sluggish on the night. After PSG could only manage two short shots on goal, they put in minimal effort and now represent little threat.
It is impossible for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to win the Champions League this way, according to Jamie Carragher. The Barcelona star claimed that Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe's reluctance to get back and monitor the ball made them unfit to be on a Champions League-winning squad.
Carragher remarked that while he understands that Messi is 34 and may need to conserve energy for other jobs on the field, Mbappe is only 22 and should be tracking backwards like Lewandowski and Killer do for Bayern Munich.
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