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Pep Guardiola hails Bernardo Silva as Man City overcome PSG ‘too good’ attack

The Portuguese star has been in superb form the past few weeks and has shone again at the Etihad, playing in a more advanced false nine role.

“We attacked the spaces and the quality of Bernardo, the way he placed the ball – when we talk about technique, that’s it,” Guardiola said.

“It’s the right tempo, he does it in the moment, and give it to your buddy in the best conditions to score a goal. And then, good finish from Gabriel.

“The most important thing is of course that today we have done it again and against a high level team and that is why we are – for five or six years in a row – the last 16 , first of the group in this difficult group. “

Although City dominated the first half, they fell behind just after the break as Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the advantage.

Guardiola admitted that keeping the French team’s star-studded attack silent is an almost impossible task.

“The sense of danger when they have the ball in the final third is terrible,” said the City boss.

“Those type of players – as long as they’re far from our goal, we’re safer. The closer they are, the more spaces they find.

“They find [it] from scratch – Mbappe, Neymar, Messi and Di Maria at the end. They are too good up front.

Action footage via Reuters


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