The UFEA Champions League continues today as Paris Saint-German welcomed their visitor, Manchester City today. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City suffered a 2:0 defeat in their visit to Italy. PSG recorded their first UCL victory against the Premier League Champions after a 1:1 draw against Club Brugge in their first UCL game this season. An early goal from PSG's Idrissa Gana Gueye opening the scoring for them at the 8th minute of the match, another striker from Lionel Messi sealed their victory in the 74th minutes of the second half.
Pep Guardiola made two wrong decisions that contributed to his embarrassing defeat at the Parc des Princes Stadium and this article states those wrong decisions.
1. Using Raheem Sterling as a false nine:
In today's match, Manchester City's Sterling was used as a striker against Paris Saint-German and this decision contributed to his defeat as Sterling wasn't in his best form to face a strong team like PSG. Phil Foden could have been a better option as he delivered when he was used as a false nine in the EPL match against Chelsea last weekend. Sterling missed a lot of goal-scoring opportunities which could have kept Manchester City in front.
2. Benching Gabriel Jesus for Riyad Mahrez:
Pep Guardiola made another wrong decision by benching his clinical player Gabriel Jesus for Riyad Mahrez. Gabriel Jesus has more scoring abilities as a striker more than Mahrez and could have scored if he started the match. PSG is a very strong team and a player like Mahrez should have been introduced in the second half when Manchester City is already winning.
These wrong decisions contributed to his defeat and I believe as a tactical manager he will correct these errors when next he faces Paris Saint-German in the UCL group stage match. Use the comment section to share your opinions.
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