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Pep Guardiola insists Man City will not sit on first-leg lead

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City hold a 2-1 advantage in the Champions League semi-final from the first leg in Paris.
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Pep Guardiola has no intention of sitting back as Manchester City look to finish off Paris St Germain and reach the Champions League final.

City carry a 2-1 advantage into the second leg of their semi-final tie at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Guardiola said: "It is a privilege to be here. For most of us in this club it is the first time and we are going to do a good game.

City secured a memorable victory in the first leg last week (Julien Poupert/PA Wire)

"What we have to do is win the game and after we will see what happens."

Guardiola won the competition twice with Barcelona but this is the furthest he has got in five attempts with City.

The Spaniard has often been accused of over-thinking matters in the past but he insists his message to his players is a simple one.

He said: "We arrive in a good moment and I said to the guys, 'Don't think too much to win the game'. It's like we have done many times this season.

"It is the same message of the last six or seven months. We approach this game like another game. We start with a small advantage but we have to play to win the game. This is all we are going to do."

Kylian Mbappe is a fitness doubt for PSG (Julien Poupert/PA Wire)

PSG have a fitness doubt over one of their star players, Kylian Mbappe, but Guardiola is fully expecting him to feature.

He said: "He is going to play – and I am looking forward to him playing, for the football and the game itself."

Defender John Stones is confident City can complete the job and reach the final for the first time in the club's history.

He said: "I think (we are) quietly confident, we have to be. It is a big occasion for us as players and as a club, a chance to get into a Champions League final.

"We have got to go into it where we left off. We are really confident and excited for the challenge ahead."

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CManchester CityMan City36265576294783
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd362010670422870
3Leicester CityLeicester362061065442166
4Chelsea361810855332264
5Liverpool36189963422163
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs361781163412259
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham361781156461059
8Everton36168124643356
9Arsenal361671350381255
10Leeds UnitedLeeds36165155753453
11Aston Villa36147155144749
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves36129153549-1445
13Crystal Palace36128164061-2144
14Southampton36127174763-1643
15Burnley36109173351-1839
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle36109174362-1939
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton36814143742-538
RFulham36512192650-2427
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom36511203370-3726
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3662281962-4320
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