Man City ‘played the best football I’ve seen in my lifetime’ against Paris Saint-Germain – huge talkSPORT claim ahead of Champions League semi-final decider

Manchester City’s second-half performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League has been described as ‘the best football’ talkSPORT pundit Dean Ashton has EVER seen.

The former striker says no team can match Pep Guardiola’s side at the moment, as they push for a Premier League and European Cup double.

City are in a great position to reach the Champions League final for the first time
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City could wrap up the league title this weekend if last season’s title rivals Liverpool do them a favour by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

They’re also one of the favourites to be crowned European champions this season, having put one foot into what would be their first ever Champions League final with a 2-1 victory in Paris.

PSG dominated the opening half of the first-leg clash but fell apart after the break as City wore them down with their impeccable possession-based football.

And they forced the French champions into a number of costly mistakes, scoring two freak goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez to give them a big advantage ahead of the return leg.

City have already won the Carabao Cup this season – their fourth in a row – and could add the Premier League and Champions League titles to form a brilliant treble
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City host the French champions at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, in a huge night of European football for the soon to be five-time Premier League winners.

Guardiola’s side have been practically unstoppable this season, with a defeat in the league to Leeds United and losing in the FA Cup semi-finals to Chelsea the only blots on their record.

They have the best defensive record in the English top flight and also boast the most clean sheets of any team in Europe’s top five leagues this season.

And Ashton is simply in awe of the way they play.

“This Manchester City team is incredible, absolutely incredible,” said the former West Ham and Norwich striker on talkSPORT.

“The second-half against PSG is probably the best football I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.

The talent and attacking threat of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were managed perfectly by Man City at the Parc des Princes
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“In terms of a half of football, and where you look at the talent PSG has, Man City controlled possession and basically wore them down into submission.

“You can’t underestimate that. They make it look so easy but yet they’re being closed down, the ball is being fired in quick, the touch and the awareness of the players, the way they just pop the ball around teams.

“It was just amazing to watch and clearly the whole squad is at a level at the moment that just can’t be surpassed.

“Collectively, they’re such a wonderful unit.”