Pep Guardiola was in a relaxed mood despite Manchester City’s Champions League loss to PSG on Tuesday night, saying he was happy with his side’s performance.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal at Paris St Germain as the French club took revenge for their loss to City in the semi-finals of the Champions League last season. The six-time World Player of the Year, who left Barcelona in August, has stepped back the years with a superb finish as PSG clinched a 2-0 victory in a convincing Group A clash at Parc des Princes.
The sublime strike, which came after a powerful run and a neat brace with Kylian Mbappe, doubled PSG’s lead after former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye opened the scoring early on.
City, finalists last season, fully participated in a thrilling meeting. However, they came closest to the goal when Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva both hit the bar within seconds in the first half.
Talk to BT Sport after the game Guardiola said: “Good performance. We did everything except score. They defended deep and were dangerous on the counter attack.
“My biggest compliment to the team.
PSG did not need to do much
“In the second half, Donnarumma made some good saves. The team was there – the same as Stamford Bridge. That’s a shame. We played to win. Unfortunately, they didn’t need much to score their goals.
“The [Messi] the goal was fantastic.
“We’re going to eat well tonight, have a glass of wine, recover and prepare for the Liverpool game.”
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