sport news Ruben Dias has been the signing of the summer as Manchester City excel with him ...

Manchester City have one foot in their first-ever Champions League final after a brilliant 2-1 semi-final first-leg win at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored the goals after the interval as they came from behind to win at the Parc des Princes.

It was a brilliant second-half showing of attacking flair by Pep Guardiola's side as they imposed their swashbuckling brand of football on their French opponents.

Ruben Dias (right) was brilliant in defence for Manchester City during their 2-1 win at PSG

Ruben Dias (right) was brilliant in defence for Manchester City during their 2-1 win at PSG

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He's been the signing of the season and the bedrock of Pep Guardiola's (centre right) defence

He's been the signing of the season and the bedrock of Pep Guardiola's (centre right) defence

Dias joined from Benfica for a club-record £64.3m in - a fee that has been justified so far

Dias joined from Benfica for a club-record £64.3million - a fee that has been justified so far

However, quietly going about his things at the back was their summer signing justifying his £64.3million transfer fee: Ruben Dias.

Dias has quite simply the best acquisition made by any Premier League side this season.

Joining for a club-record fee from Benfica in September, the centre back has been the foundation in defence that City were definitely missing last term.

'I am a player that loves to win, a player for the team, for the fans, a player that loves this family spirit which I am feeling a lot since I have been here,' he said upon signing a six-year deal.

'I am an aggressive player and I love what I do. I love the game and without getting into too much detail, because it is something you will see when I start playing, the most important thing to say is I love to win and that is the thing you most need to know about me.

'I am expecting the Premier League to be the reason why I wanted to be a football player. To have that feeling when I am on the field, when my arms get goosebumps.

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'That is it, that feeling, you cannot even put it into words. For me, the Premier League means all of that and to be able to play in the Premier League at a top club like City, it doesn't get much bigger than that.'

The Portuguese centre back has been a virtual ever present since joining in September

The Portuguese centre back has been a virtual ever present since joining in September

The 23-year-old is certainly living up to his opening sentence as he looks to win a Treble during a brilliant debut season at the Etihad.

The first piece of silverware was secured on April 25 as City won the Carabao Cup final 1-0 against Tottenham.

Dias was part of the defence that kept a clean sheet as they nullified Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Co - reducing Spurs to just two shots all match and just one on target.

Just hours before City's Wembley win, their nearest Premier League title challengers dropped more points after being held to a goalless draw at Leeds. That result means table-toppers City sit 10 points clear of second-placed United with five games remaining.

With the Premier League all but sealed up, attention has now turned to the Champions League. So far during Europe's elite club competition, Dias has proven his worth.

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