Manchester City will travel to France on Wednesday evening for the first leg of their Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.
Pep Guardiola claimed his ninth piece of silverware with City when they beat Tottenham to win the Carabao Cup on Sunday, but the prestigious Champions League trophy remains absent from the club’s ever-growing cabinet.
City have also all but secured yet another Premier League title, with the opportunity to claim a historic treble that is still alive and kicking.
PSG are also looking for a first Champions League trophy, while Mauricio Pochettino wants to reach the final for the second time.
There’s some extra fuel to this already intriguing encounter too, with PSG being one of the few major European clubs not to compete in the Super League, as City quickly reversed their decision to sign up last week.
With the long-awaited spectacle fast approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important information.
Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Pep Guardiola (right) renew their rivalry on Wednesday
Both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are aiming for a first Champions League trophy
When is Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester City?
Manchester City will travel to France to play against Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final of the Champions League on Wednesday 28 April.
The match starts at 8pm BST at PSG’s Le Parc des Princes, with the match being played behind closed doors due to the prevailing limitations of the corona virus.
City then faces an exit to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, ahead of next week’s return game on Tuesday, May 4.
Meanwhile, PSG will face Lens in fifth place in a crucial Ligue 1 encounter, with the race for the French title at stake.
How to watch the Champions League semi-finals
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7pm.
Subscribers can also view the game on both the BT website and in the app.
PSG vs Man City: Team news
Pochettino has revealed that he expects Kylian Mbappé to be fit for Wednesday’s main game
Kevin De Bruyne played a leading role when Man City won the Carabao Cup on Sunday evening
The main concern for Paris Saint-Germain is the fitness of Kylian Mbappé, who limped off the field on Sunday in their win over Metz.
Pochettino has since revealed that he is relaxed about the situation, but reveals that he expects Mbappé to play.
As for City, Kevin De Bruyne played 87 minutes against Tottenham on Sunday and is expected to start again after returning from injury.
Meanwhile, John Stones is in conflict again with his current suspension which only applies to domestic football. Guardiola will have to decide between Stones and Aymeric Laporte, who scored the winner on Sunday.
In addition, Ederson will likely return to the starting line-up in place of Zack Steffen.
Main Champions League Statistics
Paris Saint Germain
Group finish: 1st
Top scorer: Kylian Mbappe (8)
Most assists: Kylian Mbappe, Neymar (3)
Goals against: 11
Group finish: 1st
Top scorer: Ferran Torres (4)
Most assists: Kevin De Bruyne (4)
Goals against: 3
Routes to the semi-finals
Mbappé scored emphatically when PSG knocked out Bayern Munich in the last eight
Phil Foden scored a crucial goal as Man City fought past Borussia Dortmund in the last eight
Paris Saint-Germain has certainly not had an easy time on their way to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
They started their campaign in a disappointing way, losing 2-1 in their home game against Manchester United.
Last year’s finalists went on to win all five remaining group matches, but saw United and RB Leipzig top their respective quartet.
After being appointed manager in January, it was Pochettino who was in charge of the knockout stages, and he immediately made headlines with a 4-1 win away to Barcelona in the round of 16, eventually going 5-2 up. total level.
PSG then avenged their defeat in the final last year by beating Bayern Munich in away goals, eventually ending the score 3-3 in what is arguably the tournament’s standout result so far.
As for City, Guardiola has been extremely dominant in the league so far, with nine wins and a draw from 10 games, scoring 21 goals and conceding only three.
They rode to the top of their group stage before flying past Borussia Monchengladback in the last 16.
City then took a hard-fought 4-2 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund to reach the semi-finals for the second time in their history.
PSG vs Man City: the odds
Although PSG confidently competes with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, it is City that is the preferred choice of the bookmakers in the first leg.
The pair met only three times before, with City winning one and the remaining two games ending in a draw. They last played in 2016, when City claimed a 3-2 aggregate victory to advance to the Champions League semi-finals.
City continue to face a historic treble this season and they are favorites to beat PSG again, with an 11/10 chance of winning the first leg. PSG is the underdog on 12/5, while a tie is on 11/4.
* Odds according to Betfair and correct at time of publication
Complete semi-finals of the Champions League
Semi-finals of the Champions League
Tuesday, April 27
- Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
Wednesday, April 28
- Paris Saint-Germain – Manchester City
Tuesday, May 4
- Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain
Wednesday May 5