Algerian star Riad Mehrez, who starred in his Manchester City team’s qualification for the Champions League final for the first time in his history, by scoring two victorious goals against Paris Saint-Germain, said that the key to his team’s qualification is defensive solidity, and receiving their nets for a few goals.
The “Citizens” repeated their clear superiority over the European champion’s runner-up after he dropped him in his home match last week at the (Princes’ Park) with a goal to two, to reserve the qualification card for the “two-eared” cup final for the first time in its history, with a total of two confrontations (4-1). ).
Mahrez starred in the first leg as well, after scoring the goal of the Premier League leaders’ victory.
“It was a good match,” Mahrez said in statements to the (BT Sport) network after the match in (Al-Ittihad) Stadium. We didn’t get it well again. We didn’t make a good first run, but we felt more comfortable with the goal we scored. “We were better in the second half, and we could have scored more goals.”
“Our plan was not to rush in attack, but the St Germain players had to advance to our regions,” he added. Hence the two goals came ».
Regarding the first goal, which came from a long pass from goalkeeper Ederson, the Algerian star indicated that playing in the backs of the St Germain defenders was planned, explaining, “We know the extent of Ederson’s ability to put the ball in the opponent’s area, and we are working a lot on this point, and it bore fruit today. ».
The international star concluded, “We should have played with defensive coherence today, and this is what happened to everyone today. We didn’t concede many goals, and I think that is the reason we qualified for the Final. We have another game ahead of us on Saturday, and if we win it we will be crowned. Then we can think of the Champions League final. ”
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