'Beast of a performance', 'Amazing': Some Manchester City fans stunned by £160,000-a-week star
Manchester City came from behind to beat PSG and roar into the last 16 of the Champions League. After the game, supporters were absolutely delighted with the performance of Riyad Mahrez.
It was looking like it wouldn’t be City’s night. Kylian Mbappe scored five minutes into the second half to give Mauricio Pochettino’s men the lead completely against the run of play.
Pep Guardiola’s team are a different animal these days though. They roared back to win the game thanks to goals by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, guaranteeing themselves top spot.
It was the performance of Mahrez that caught the eye. He was fantastic throughout the clash and showcased his talent to boss Guardiola during a pulsating 90 minutes.
The Algerian star has played 17 games this season, scoring eight goals and claiming two assists. In total, he has featured 159 times for the Citizens and is often an unsung hero for the team.
The man tasked with captaining his country has scored 47 goals for City, with another 39 assists under the player’s belt too.
Despite coming up against a number of talented players last night, Mahrez was in the mood, looking majestic throughout a large part of the game.
What have Manchester City fans said about Mahrez?
Quite simply they’re blown away. They couldn’t believe that he produced such a devastating performance and gave the PSG defenders a torrid time on the night.
At 30, Mahrez isn’t particularly old, although he will need to keep his performance levels high if he craves regular football in Guardiola’s team.
The man with 70 caps for his country earns £160,000-a-week and on last night’s showing, there is much more to come from him during 2021/22.
Following his performance against Pochettino’s team, supporters took to Twitter to rave about one of their top men on the night.
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