Man City reached the Champions League final for the first time in history with a brilliant 4-1 overall victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
Riyad Mahrez scored twice at the Etihad in the 2-0 victory in a performance described as ‘outstanding’ by ex-City star Trevor Sinclair.
Pep Guardiola’s side also made history with their seventh consecutive victory in Europe, breaking the previous British record of six.
But City were scared early on when referee Bjorn Kuipers awarded PSG a handball penalty against Oleksandr Zinchenko.
City protested and, with replays indicating the ball grazed the Ukrainian’s shoulder rather than his arm, the official changed his decision after checking the field monitor.
City took the tie firmly as they moved aside to score after 11 minutes.
Ederson released Zinchenko with a wonderful long top ball and the full-back chose De Bruyne.
The Belgian’s shot was blocked but Riyad Mahrez continued to catch the rebound.
“That’s why I feel like Ederson is the best goalkeeper in the world,” ex-Man City winger Trevor Sinclair told talkSPORT. “If you try to press Man City, he has the ability and precision to play balls from 60 or 70 yards above.
“It was a great ball. Excellent return from Zinchenko, it looked like he was going to put him in the box, but he brought him outside the penalty area.
“He picked Kevin De Bruyne, he settled down, he swerved and Mahrez finished.”
PSG pushed to get back into the game and came close twice as Marquinhos headed against the bar and Angel Di Maria shot wide from an open goal following the dispossession of Bernardo Silva.
Both teams wanted to attack but it was 1-0 at half-time. Mahrez had another good chance but Keylor Navas blocked his effort at close range.
PSG threw everything at City in the second half but the hosts defended superbly. Neymar burst into the area but Zinchenko produced a nice sliding challenge to deny the Brazilian and Ruben Dias blocked a volley from Ander Herrera.
City then snatched another vital goal as they caught up with PSG in the counterattack. Phil Foden traded passes with De Bruyne and sent a low ball into the area for Mahrez to fall back to the far post, making it 2-0 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate.
It seemed like a fatal blow for PSG, who then lost their discipline. Di Maria became the second PSG player to be sent off in the game for trampling Fernandinho as he went to retrieve the ball for a throw-in.
“No discipline. He let down his teammates. He gave up his football club. He let the owners down, ”Sinclair said on talkSPORT.
“I’m not sure what Pochettino is doing there, but before scoring his Di Maria he raised his hand.
“He’s lost his mind. He shouldn’t have done that and everyone witnessed it in the stadium.
“It’s frustration. This is what Fernandinho does. He brings together the opposition players and catches them.
“That’s exactly what he did and that’s why he’s part of the team.”