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Manchester City vs PSG PREVIEW

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The UEFA Champions League, November 24, Kick-off 20:00 GMT

Manchester City vs PSG PREVIEW STATS

Manchester City failed to score in their last meeting with Paris Saint-Germain (0-2 in September); the first time they hadn’t found the net against a French side in European competition since December 2008, when they drew 0-0 with PSG in the UEFA Cup. They had netted 23 times in 11 games in between these two, averaging 2.1 goals per game.

Manchester City went unbeaten in their first five meetings with Paris Saint-Germain in European competition (W3 D2), but suffered a 2-0 defeat in their most recent meeting back in September. The Citizens, however, have won both of their games against the French side on home soil in the UEFA Champions League – 1-0 in April 2016 and 2-0 in May 2021.

Only Bayern Munich (17) have scored more goals than Manchester City (15) in the UEFA Champions League so far this season. The Citizens are averaging 3.4 expected goals (xG) per game in the competition this term; since the start of 2013-14, this is the highest per game average by a team in the group stage in a single UEFA Champions League campaign.

After winning only one of their first 10 away games against English opponents in European competition (D4 L5), Paris Saint-Germain have won two of their last three away games against English sides (L1), with both of those victories coming in Manchester – 2-0 in February 2019 and 3-1 in December 2020 against Manchester United.

Paris Saint-Germain have only won 20% of their meetings with Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League (1/5). Among teams they have faced at least five times in the competition, only against Real Madrid (17% – 1/6) do they have a lower win percentage.

Paris Saint-Germain are winless in their last three away games in the UEFA Champions League (D2 L1), and could go without an away victory in the group stage of the competition in a single season for the first time since 2004-05.

Jack Grealish has created more chances than any other Manchester City player (11) in the UEFA Champions League. Eight of these chances have been created following a ball carry (moving 5+ metres with the ball), which is the most of any player in the competition this season.

João Cancelo has been directly involved in five goals in his last four UEFA Champions League appearances for Manchester City (two goals and three assists), including a hat-trick of assists in his last game versus Club Brugge.

PSG forward Kylian Mbappé could be in line to make his 50th appearance in the UEFA Champions League in this game (currently on 49). Should he do so, he will become the second-youngest outfield player to reach 50 appearances in the competition (22y 339d), behind Cesc Fàbregas in March 2010 (22y 331d).

PSG’s Lionel Messi has scored seven goals in seven UEFA Champions League appearances against Manchester City; the second-most by a player against an English club in the competition, after Messi’s haul of nine goals in six appearances against Arsenal.

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