Man City ousts PSG to reach Champs League semis for 1st time

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Jesus Navas react and celebrate after Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores the opening goal of the game during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester, England Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/ Jon Super)
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) Kevin de Bruyne sent Manchester City into the Champions League semifinals for the first time Tuesday, securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain to build on a 2-2 draw from the first leg.

PSG's fourth successive exit in the quarterfinals leaves the Qatari-owned club still chasing a much sought-after European Cup. Instead, City is celebrating another landmark in the club's transformation in the eight years since itself coming under Middle Eastern ownership – from Abu Dhabi.

This was a night when rival strikers both misfired. PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic endured frustration in front of goal and Sergio Aguero missed a penalty for City in the first half.

Instead, De Bruyne eased City's passage by curling a shot through the crowded penalty area into the net in the 76th minute.