Porto to Istanbul: Manchester City's march to the Champions League final – in pictures

The biggest match of all awaits Pep Guardiola's stars in Turkey on May 29

Pep Guardiola says guiding Manchester City to a first Champions League final "now makes sense" of his five-year reign at the club.

The 2-0 win against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday secured a 4-1 aggregate victory, and set up a final showdown against Chelsea on May 29 in Istanbul.

It's a remarkable achievement for Guardiola and City, after they showed indifferent form at the start of the Premier League season.

They also saw a disappointing end to last year's Champions League, when they were beaten 3-1 by Lyon in the quarter-finals.

But the Blues are now one win away from a third league title under Guardiola, and 90 minutes from lifting the biggest trophy in club football.

"This is remarkable," said Guardiola. "People believe it's easy to arrive in the final of the Champions League. Getting to the final now makes sense of what we have done in the past four or five years."

City's march to the final started with a 3-1 group stage victory against Porto on October 21 last year. To see how the journey progressed, look through the gallery above.

Updated: May 6, 2021 10:32 AM


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