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Manchester City set Champions League records with semi-final triumph over PSG

Manchester City became the most successful English team in history in a single Champions League season with Tuesday’s semi-final second leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

The 2-0 result (4-1 overall) gave them a record 11 wins in the competition this campaign, and their current streak of seven straight wins has also beaten any other English team.

Manager Pep Guardiola smashed his semi-final hoodoo in the process, surpassing the last four for the first time since 2010-11, and his men are now in a position to claim a hat-trick after previously lifting the Carabao Cup and sitting in a victory for the Prime Minister. League title.

Who beat Manchester City?

Manchester City haven’t lost in the Champions League this season, with their only points lost in a scoreless draw with Porto in the group stage.

Here is the record of 11 victories they counted in the competition, in chronological order:

  • Port
  • Marseille (outside)
  • Olympiacos
  • Olympiacos (outside)
  • Marseilles
  • Monchengladbach (outside)
  • Monchengladbach
  • Dortmund
  • Dortmund (outside)
  • PSG (outside)
  • PSG

Win in style

After a tough 45-minute opening in the first leg, Manchester City dominated PSG in all aspects of the next three halves of the game.

In fact, they held PSG without a shot on target in the second leg, the first time this has happened to the French giants in the Champions League in at least 17 years.

And after?

City will face Chelsea or Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 29.

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