This year’s final will take place in Istanbul on Saturday May 29.
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium famously staged the 2005 Champions League showdown, when Liverpool came from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan on penalties.
UEFA has not yet confirmed the kick-off time.
Remaining semi-final fixture:
- Wed May 5: Chelsea vs Real Madrid (agg: 1-1)
- Sat May 29: Man City vs Chelsea or Real Madrid (Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul)
Opta stats – Man City make history
- Manchester City are the ninth different English team to reach the European Cup/Champions League final; three more than any other nation (Germany and Italy – 6 sides).
- Man City manager Pep Guardiola ended a run of four consecutive UEFA Champions League semi-final eliminations, reaching the final for the first time since 2010-11 with Barcelona.
- City have won their last seven UEFA Champions League matches; the longest ever winning run by an English team in European Cup/Champions League history. Indeed, City are also the first English side to win 11 games in a single European Cup/Champions League campaign.
- Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino has lost more games against Pep Guardiola than he has versus any other manager in his managerial career (12). Pep Guardiola’s total of 12 wins versus Pochettino is his joint-most against a single manager in his career as a top-flight manager (level with Manuel Pellegrini & Sean Dyche).
It’s back to domestic matters for Manchester City and they could win the Premier League title this weekend. Man City’s champagne was put on ice last weekend after Man Utd vs Liverpool was postponed – but they may only have to wait a few days to get their hands back on the title.
A new date for Manchester United vs Liverpool is yet to be confirmed but assuming the game is not rearranged for this midweek given United’s Europa League commitments, City could secure the title on Saturday May 8 when they play Chelsea, live on
Pep: It’s not the same without the fans
“It was so weird playing the semi-final of the Champions league with an empty stadium.
“This achievement should require having our people there but unfortunately you know what happens.
“The club belongs to the people, that’s for sure. We are here for the period that we live, but the fans stay here.
“But we have done so well and I’m sure they are so proud and next season, when the doors will be open and they come, they have to support these players.
“It’s nice to reach the final but it’s not the same without the fans. We miss them, but it is what it is.”
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Poch praise for Man City
Meanwhile, a disappointed PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to use Kylian Mbappe’s absence as an excuse for his side’s defeat in Manchester, preferring to praise the efforts of Man City.
He said: “We played the game we planned to play. We started really well, creating chances and dominating Manchester City. That’s not easy. Not many teams can dominate a team like Manchester City.
“Sometimes in football you need a percentage of luck in some periods of the game. In the end, they were clinical. They scored from a situation where we were pressing high, with a long ball.
“I need to congratulate Manchester City because they are having a fantastic season. After six or seven seasons of working, Pep is doing well. At the same time, we feel proud of our players and our team.”
When asked about Mbappe’s absence, he added: “That cannot be an excuse. We are a team. Of course, it’s unlucky he was not ready to help the team, but that’s not an excuse. We cannot use that excuse because the performance from the team was good.”