French Club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) lost to English side Manchester City in the first leg of the semi-finals last night after some wonderful performances from both club players.
The first goal of the match scored by PSG Captain and defender Marquinhos in the 15th minutes of first half reveals that the Brazilian International has always scored in big games especially in the UEFA Champions League.
His records shows he had scored against Bayern Leverkusen in the round of 16 in 2014, Atalanta in the quarter finals in 2020, German Club side Leipzig in the semi-finals in 2020, Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals this season 2021 and finally last night goal against Manchester City in the first leg of the semi-finals.
PSG have won all 8 previous Champions League matches in which Marquinhos has now scored 5 goals in his last 12 Champions League game.
Kelvin De Bruyne who scored the equalizing goal at the 64th minutes has now scored three goals against PSG in three games, which invariably means scoring one goal each in their last three meetings in the Champions League history.
His first and second goals were scored in the first and second leg of the 2016 quarter finals stage respectively while the third goal was scored last night in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.
Kelvin De Bruyne who took charge of the second half was equally named Player of the Match.
The Algerian International footballer and captain of the Algerian national team Riyad Mahrez who equally scored the winning goal against PSG last night at the 71st minutes is now one of the African players who have scored in the Champions League semi-finals.
In respect to the above, the Egyptian footballer and Liverpool Forward – Mohamed Salah has the highest goals scored with 2 goals in 2018, Sadio Mane: the Senegalese and Liverpool winger with 1 goal in 2018 and the Moroccan International footballer Hakim Ziyech with also 1 goal during his career at Ajax in 2019.
Manchester City is now at advantage as a result of last night’s result with two away goals awaiting the second leg result which will be played next week Tuesday.