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UEFA reacts after Manchester City star sets a record as the joint-top player to reach the feat



Manchester City football club of England were in action yesterday against French Ligue 1 champion, Paris Saint Germain at the Parc Des Princes in the first leg of the UEFA champions league semi-finals ties.

The premier league giant were very impressive and decisive in the show of the night as they put up physical, tactical and technical displays over the host, which as a result gave them an edge ahead of the return leg.

The Pep Guardiola’s side put up a good fighting spirit as they came from behind to defeat the Mauricio Pocchetino’s side with a two goals to one score line at full time.

The host netted a brilliant goal from Marquinhos in the first half of the game as the only goal that separated the two sides at half time, before Kevin De Bruyne wonderful overhead kick in the second half cancelled out the early opening to make it 1-1.

Former Leicester City star and Algerian International, Riyad Mahrez stepped up with a brilliant free kick to end the game two goals to one at full time.

Riyad Mahrez has been phenomenal for the Cityzen this season under the Spaniard manager, having established himself as a key figure in the squad paraded by the former Barcelona manager.

The playmaker was exceptional in the show of the night with his goal of the night making him the second goal scorer in the history of Manchester City to scored a UEFA Champions League semi-final goal, coming behind after Kevin De Bruyne who was the very first ever.

Riyad Mahrez’s game by numbers vs. PSG:

96% pass accuracy

74 touches

10 duels won

7 ball recoveries

6 penalty area entries

4 fouls won

3 shots

3/3 take-ons

3 crosses

3 tackles

1 chance created

1 goal

A superb performance.

Riyad Mahrez with his goal in the game has now set a record as the joint-top Algerian player with the most goals scored in the UEFA champions league.

With this record, European football governing body known as UEFA has now reacted with a post via their verified twitter handle to outline the top three Algerian players in that category.

🇩🇿 Top scorers in the Champions League:

⚽️8⃣ Yacine Brahimi

⚽️8⃣ Riyad Mahrez

⚽️6⃣ Sofiane Feghouli.

The Algerian dazzler has now been directly involved in 20 goals in just 26 starts in the UEFA champions league (8G 12A).

With the win of the night, the Pep Guardiola’s side are now one step away from reaching the final of the competition, having gotten a crucial away win and hope they perfect the job next Tuesday at the Stamford Bridge

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