Champions League: Ruben Dias your man of the match as Man City beat PSG

Champions League: Ruben Dias your man of the match as Man City beat PSG

Ruben Dias
Ruben Dias received the official Uefa player of the match award

On a night of superb Manchester City performances, it was hard to pick one standout player as Pep Guardiola’s side reached their first Champions League final with a commanding display against Paris St-Germain.

While Riyad Mahrez scored the two goals that sent City to the final in Istanbul thanks to a 2-0 second-leg win and 4-1 aggregate victory, Ruben Dias’ defensive heroics earned him your man of the match, with an average rating of 8.64 in our player rater.

And it was Dias’ embrace with Oleksandr Zinchenko and John Stones after a last-ditch block from a Neymar shot that will be one of the defining images of this tie.

Dias was one of a number of City defenders who “literally threw their bodies on the line,” according to former Blues centre back Nedum Onuoha.

“Everyone was doing it, saying ‘we will not be broken’,” said Onuoha. “That’s a really exciting team and moment to be a part of and all that stuff matters. You’re all in it together and I love seeing all that stuff as much as I love seeing a goal.”

BBC Radio 5 Live summariser Dion Dublin added: “Every Manchester City player could be the man of the match.”

Here’s how you rated the players…

Player of the match

Rúben DiasRúben Dias

with an average of 8.64

Manchester City

  1. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias

  2. Squad number26Player nameMahrez

  3. Squad number47Player nameFoden

  4. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne

  5. Squad number25Player nameFernandinho

  6. Squad number5Player nameStones

  7. Squad number11Player nameZinchenko

  8. Squad number2Player nameWalker

  9. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva

  10. Squad number31Player nameEderson

  11. Squad number8Player nameGündogan

  12. Squad number10Player nameAgüero

  13. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus

  14. Squad number7Player nameSterling

Paris Saint Germain

  1. Squad number5Player nameMarquinhos

  2. Squad number1Player nameNavas

  3. Squad number6Player nameVerratti

  4. Squad number24Player nameFlorenzi

  5. Squad number3Player nameKimpembe

  6. Squad number10Player nameNeymar

  7. Squad number21Player nameHerrera

  8. Squad number22Player nameDiallo

  9. Squad number8Player nameParedes

  10. Squad number18Player nameKean

  11. Squad number23Player nameDraxler

  12. Squad number15Player nameDanilo Pereira

  13. Squad number25Player nameBakker

  14. Squad number31Player nameDagba

  15. Squad number11Player nameDi María

  16. Squad number9Player nameIcardi

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