Pep Guardiola dons de-thinking cap to turn game around with De Bruyne | Barney Ronay

Pep Guardiola dons de-thinking cap to turn game around with De Bruyne | Barney Ronay

The Guardian

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Manchester City’s manager is often accused of too much tinkering on big occasions but here he went back to basics

Well, that de-escalated quickly. On a night of thrilling, see-sawing fortunes something strange happened at the Parc des Princes. For 30 first-half minutes Paris Saint-Germain threatened to swagger their way through an oddly fearful and muddled Manchester City team.

At which point PSG simply collapsed like an over-inflated macaron in the face of a brilliantly assertive second half showing from a rejigged City – led by an alpha-dog performance from Kevin De Bruyne in central, right, left midfield, and pretty much every other position on the pitch.

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