Pep Guardiola admits Man City undone by ‘fantastic’ Lionel Messi purpose in Champions League defeat to PSG

Messi’s strike 16 minutes from time sealed the three points for the Parisians after Idrissa Gueye’s early opener but the scoreline was hardly reflective of what was an entertaining and evenly-matched activity.

The Spaniard’s side confirmed significantly of the dominance of possession that had witnessed them outplay Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday but on this celebration failed to discover the net as Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva the two strike the woodwork, the latter from just yards out with the goal gaping.

“[It was a] superior overall performance,” Guardiola advised BT Sport. “We did every thing. We could not score.

“We protect perfectly, they defend deep and of program the counter-assault of them is always risky with the good quality they have but we managed them and regrettably we could not rating. That’s soccer. Almost nothing to say except my most significant compliment to the group.”

Guardiola is aware of Messi greater than most obtaining managed the Argentine all over his 4 seasons in cost of Barcelona, the pair successful the Champions League 2 times.

“The target was fantastic,” Guardiola included.

City’s massive week ends with a clash against Liverpool on Sunday, and Guardiola mentioned: “Now we are going to consume very good tonight, we are likely to consume a glass of wine, we are going to get well and we are going to prepare for the recreation on Sunday.”