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Champions League: Mahrez Fires Man City Into First Final

Riyad Mahrez was the hero Tuesday night as he scored twice to help Manchester City progress into their first Champions League final.

With Tuesday’s 2-0 home win, the Cityzens recorded a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain to seal their berth in the final billed for Istanbul later this month,

Mahrez struck in each half at the Etihad Stadium, adding to his effort in the first leg, as the Premier League leaders accounted for last season’s beaten finalists.

Angel Di Maria was sent off in the second half for lashing out at Fernandinho to end any slim chance PSG had of a comeback.

City will meet Premier League rivals Chelsea or 13-time record winners Real Madrid in the Istanbul final on May 29.

The second semi-final concludes in London on Wednesday with the teams tied at 1-1.

The victory means City could complete a treble of Champions League, Premier League and League Cup titles this season, after Chelsea ended their quadruple dream in the FA Cup semi-final.

It also ends a four semi-final losing streak in European’s elite competition for manager Pep Guardiola, who led Barcelona to Champions League titles in 2009 and 2011.

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