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Guardiola says “it was a fine night” for Man City as they came from behind to beat PSG

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists his side were “brilliant” in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The victory secured the top spot in their Champions League group ahead of the Parisians, who also secured a place in the round of 16 of the competition.

The game was won thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus after Kylian Mbappe lost the Premier League champions 0-1 in the 50th minute.


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“It was a good game,” Guardiola told BT Sport. “The danger is always terrible when you have the ball in the last third. But we performed as well as we did in the first game.

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to use the chances we had in the first half. After their goal we get knocked out for five or ten minutes, but after that, yes.

“We thank our people for coming out and supporting us. It was a nice night for us. “

The Spaniard added: “We always try. They fought a lot because their quality means they demand a lot of defensive strength with short passes.

“We are already qualified, but today we played a good game against a top team. We’re the last five or six years, we’re getting into the last 16, so we’re front runners and I’m more than happy.

“We attack well in the rooms and the quality of Bernardo [Silva]. If you talk about the right technique, this is it. The right pace and at the right moment to give your teammate the best chance of scoring the goal.

“It’s a good lesson. If you lose, you have to keep going. We knew a draw was a good result for us, but we won.

“I always believe with their strikers: the further they are from our goal, the safer we are. The closer you are, the more rooms you will find. Check out Neymar’s action when he missed the shot. They found that out of nowhere. They’re too good up front. We have to defend as a team. I don’t know the stats but I thought we were brilliant today.

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