By Chris Sutton for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 23:34 BST, 3 May 2021
Manchester City were so much more influential after half-time last week and that was because of Pep Guardiola's tactical tweaks.
In the first half, City's wingers, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez, were so wide that they probably walked in with white chalk on their boots. This in turn saw the full backs, Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker, sitting further back than usual, as protection in case of any Paris Saint-Germain counter-attacks.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It was overly cautious, and that isn't a characteristic we'd associate with Guardiola. But it changed in the second half. Foden was moving inside more and Cancelo, later replaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko, was joining attacks. This helped City control the game more and they became better at winning the ball back, hunting in packs.
Manchester City were much more positive in the second half vs Paris Saint-Germain last week
Wingers Phil Foden (above) and Riyad Mahrez cut inside more, causing more positive City play
How Guardiola's change freed up Phil Foden
Their possession rose from 53 per cent in