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PSG-Manchester City: still scorer, Marquinhos equal a statistic of Ronaldo and Griezmann

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PSG-Manchester City: still scorer, Marquinhos equal a statistic of Ronaldo and Griezmann

Scorer for PSG against Manchester City on Wednesday, Marquinhos has now scored in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of two consecutive Champions Leagues, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann before him.

Back against Manchester City this Wednesday evening, Marquinhos found PSG as he had left: by scoring. The Brazilian defender hadn’t played since April 7 and his early exit against Bayern Munich, minutes after cheating on Manuel Neuer.

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Affected in the adductors, “Marqui” waited three weeks before finding his Parisian teammates. And against City, he wasted no time: on a corner from Angel Di Maria, his precise header deceived Ederson to open the scoring in the 15th minute.

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Like last year, the PSG captain scored both in the quarter-finals and in the semi-finals of the Champions League. In 2020, during the Lisbon Final 8, he scored the goal of hope against Atalanta (2-1) then the first goal against Leipzig (3-0).

More goals than cards in C1

A rare performance: before him, only Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann scored in the quarter and semi-finals of two consecutive Champions Leagues. The Portuguese did it three times (from 2011-2012 to 2013-2014) and the Frenchman did it twice (in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017).

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In his last two C1 campaigns, Marquinhos has scored five goals, more than any other defender. The Brazilian even has more achievements than yellow cards received (6), a rare statistic for a player playing in his post.

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