Manchester City need to attack Paris Saint-Germain to ensure Champions League victory

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Manchester City have the perfect opportunity to put previous Champions League nightmares to bed as they gear up to take on Paris Saint-Germain at home. 

The Citizens will be feeling confident with their away goal advantage, which means 0-0, 1-1 or any victory will see them progress past the French champions.

Pellegrini will be wary of the Parisian threat, especially as City will again be without star defender Vincent Kompany, meaning the responsibility to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic will likely fall on Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi. 


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The big Swede has scored in five consecutive Champions League games for the third time in his career and will undoubtedly be looking to add to his tally. 

Despite only needing a draw, Pellegrini appears to have learnt from previous mistakes from City by being too cautious, and has admitted he will urge his team to attack rather than to settle for a draw.

He said: "I think the most important aspect of this team is always to score. We are working here for three years and I always have the same answer. 

"We are a team that is prepared to score goals. If we prepare to play 0-0 I think we lose. You see the same team you see the last two and a half seasons." 

Despite conceding two goals at home to the Premier League side, Laurent Blanc is confident that his side can get away goals themselves in the second leg.

He said: "It's not the first time we've conceded at home. We always concede at home but in the past we've proved that we can score away." 

If the manager's comments are anything to go by, we can expect an entertaining tie between two of Europe's richest clubs. 

City are currently the only side waving the British flag in the Champions League, and if they get past PSG, they'll be only the second English side to reach the semi-finals since 2012.

With talk of British Champions League spots being reduced, it wouldn't be surprising to see a lot of non-city fans supporting the Blues this evening.

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