Manchester City vs. PSG score: Guardiola surpasses Pochettino to secure the top spot in Champions League Group A.

Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Group A on Wednesday, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus securing Pep Guardiola’s men the top spot.

Kylian Mbappe had put the French giants ahead of the game five minutes into the second half after City did anything but score in the first before Sterling finally hit the net after 63 minutes and Jesus put them in front at 77.

Keylor Navas made several key saves as PSG found ways to keep the hosts out to threaten a draw at the Etihad Stadium before the Premier League title holders made their dominance count late.

All eyes were on Mauricio Pochettino as he is linked with Manchester neighbors United and this was hardly the most convincing of auditions for the Old Trafford concert from the Argentine.

Some takeaways.

PSG luck is running out

It ended 2-1 to City, but it could and should probably have been much, much more with the hosts’ chances in the first half alone reflecting their dominance. Pochettino’s setup was very clear to absorb the pressure and to hit on the break, which only occasionally threatened to work as Guardiola’s championship was too big.

Wasted city

Presnel Kimpembe, Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos all made excellent blocks in the first half, while Ilkay Gundogan also hit the post. Another night City could have had two or three goals at the break and PSG would not have been able to complain too much. Although the end result did not necessarily reflect the game, the victory was deserved.

PSG dangerous on the counter

It might have come as a surprise to some, especially with so many eyes on Pochettino, but this is just a confirmation of what has been forming for months. PSG is now a counter-attacking team, which is totally unsuitable for the enormous talent in their squad. even if it creates some memorable (or memorable) moments.

Poor Pochettino performance

There was no real game plan in place and the midfield seemed to be an afterthought. The only visible strategy was to keep people like Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi up on the field and try to find them. At this level, not near good enough from a supposed master tactician.

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