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Man City broke two Champions League records in PSG win as Chelsea and Real Madrid warned

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Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, sealing a 4-1 win on aggregate and earning City a spot in the final. In the process, Pep Guardiola’s side broke an existing record and equalled another.

By winning the second leg, City became the first English club to record seven consecutive victories in the competition.

Manchester United, Leeds and Arsenal have all previously won six consecutive games.

City have also won 11 Champions League games this season, equalling the record for most wins in a single campaign since the current format was introduced in 2003.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also won 11 games in a single campaign and all three of those went on to lift the trophy that year.

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City will face either Madrid or Chelsea in the final and Guardiola is looking to mastermind the club’s first ever Champions League triumph.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Guardiola said: “It is for all of us and the club.

“I’m incredibly proud and my first thoughts are with the players who didn’t play today.

“They all deserved to play, everyone has made a contribution and now it is time to enjoy it.

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“We have to win the league and we have two or three weeks to prepare for the final.

“They win every year the league, they are a team built to win, they fought to the end.

They are a huge team but we were so composed.

“We fought together and we’re in the final of the Champions league and those are nice words.

“People believe it’s easy to arrive in the final of the Champions League.

“Getting to the final now makes sense of what we have done in the past four or five years.

“Every day these guys have been consistent and this is remarkable.

“We scored a goal through the hips in the first game, and today Marquinhos hit the bar in the first half – you can be out for little details.”

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