PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye blasted for ‘needless’ lunge on Ilkay Gundogan that saw him sent off in Champions League semi-final defeat – as Man City midfielder tweets he is ‘all good’ after full time
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart hit out at Paris Saint-German midfielder Idrissa Gueye for his ‘needless’ tackle on Ilkay Gundogan on Wednesday night.
PSG lost their discipline during the second half of their Champions League semi-final first leg and Gueye was shown a straight red for an awful challenge on City’s German midfielder.
Gueye caught his opponent on the back of the ankle with his studs. It was a late challenge from behind and Gundogan needed treatment before he could continue at Parc des Princes.
PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye was sent off during their 2-1 defeat by Manchester City
Gueye flew into a tackle with City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan that was ‘needless’, says Joe Hart
Gueye will now miss next week’s second leg at the Etihad and Hart, who won the Premier League title twice with City, was less than impressed with the former Everton midfielder’s tackle.
Speaking on BT Sport, he said after the game: ‘I think the frustrating thing is it is needless.
‘He got caught up in emotion of the game.
‘He got it all wrong and it’s a good job it did not do what they we feared it may do.’
Ex-Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves agreed with Hart, adding: ‘It’s a poor challenge from Gueye.
‘It is not malicious, just really poorly timed, a very nasty one. It was an easy decision.’
Hart says Gueye ‘got it all wrong’ and was relieved to see Gundogan walk away without injury
Gundogan let Manchester City fans know that he’s ‘all good’ after the final whistle in Paris
Gundogan was inundated by social media messages from City fans asking if he was okay as they look to win the Premier League and Champions League in the coming weeks.
In response, the 30-year-old posted: ‘I’m fine. All good. Thanks for all your messages’.
City produced a superb second-half fightback to claim a 2-1 advantage after the first leg of their last four encounter.
The Premier League leaders were stung by an early Marquinhos goal as the hosts dominated the first half of a high-quality encounter at the Parc des Princes.
They responded brilliantly with Kevin De Bruyne equalising after 64 minutes and Riyad Mahrez firing home a free-kick soon after.
PSG lost their discipline as City threatened to score more in a strong finish. Phil Foden and De Bruyne both had late chances to put City in complete command but PSG escaped further damage.