Man City vs PSG – Player ratings: Sensational Mahrez and De Bruyne, Di Maria’s night to forget


Manchester City comprehensively won the second leg of the semi-finals 2-0 against PSG, thus winning the entire tie by 4-1 on aggregate. Riyad Mahrez shone once again with a match-winning double, and here we take a look at how all the players did fare.

Man City

Ederson – 7.5

Once again, he proved that he is one of the best keepers in the world, not only for his shot-stopping abilities but also for his passing skills. The Brazilian played a big hand in the first goal by finding Zinchenko with a long and precise ball before the left-back found Kevin de Bruyne, the provider of first-goal.

John Stones – 8

Stones’ resurgence continues this season, and he is also experiencing a productive campaign of his career yet.

Ruben Dias – 8.5

Dias effortlessly bossed the defence, and this time he contained PSG’s attack to greater effort.

Kyle Walker – 7

Getting the nod regularly in the big games, yet the Englishman’s understanding of Guardiola’s style of play makes him one of the underrated players.

Zinchenko – 7.5

Instrumental in Mahrez’s first goal and silenced his doubters with a great performance.

Fernandinho – 7.5

Surprisingly, the veteran midfielder was chosen instead of Rodri but fared decently. Induced a red card from Angel Di Maria, the 35-year-old did enough to impress the Spanish boss.

Ilkay Gundogan – 8

Gundogan put on an underrated performance, constantly using his tight-passing and vision to unbalance PSG.

Kevin De Bruyne – 8.5 

The man of the match during the first leg, De Bruyne, almost plays a similar game, but only the goals were missing from him.

Phil Foden – 8

The 20-year-old created the goal for Mahrez’s second, and his flashes of brilliance make him a player to watch out for.

Riyad Mahrez – 9

Two clinical finishes in the second leg, and with a winning strike in the away leg, Mahrez has proven himself as one of Europe’s best forwards.


Keylor Navas – 5.5

A tie to forget for the Costa Rican goalkeeper who had been brilliant before the semi-finals.

Marquinhos – 5.5

He came close to scoring a goal, but his defensive contribution wasn’t worthy.

Presnal Kimpembe – 4

The lacklustre Frenchman looked faulty at both of City’s goals.

Alessandro Florenzi – 4.5

He was caught out of position on many occasions and failed to deliver in the attacking third.

Abdou Diallo – 4

The full-back pairing of Florenzi and Diallo were futile on both ends.

Ander Herrera – 4

Highly inconsistent like all of the fellow midfielders. The ex-Man Utd star’s only contribution is picking up a yellow card.

Leandro Paredes – 4

One of the best players of PSG on paper, Paredes, was completely contained by Citizens. Perhaps, they must have known that the Argentine would succumb to pressure.

Marco Verratti – 7

PSG’s most influential player on the paper looked clueless after a certain point in the match. Perhaps PSG conceded the match before it ended.

Angel Di Maria – 3.5

The Argentine dropped a stinker on the field, and his red card for a horrible foul on Fernandinho would have made his day.

Neymar – 6

Neymar’s words before the game were flattering to deceive as everyone witnessed only his magical skills, not goals.

Mauro Icardi – 4

He played instead of injured Mbappe, but the Argentine was nowhere to be found until being substituted.