Owen Hargreaves hails Manchester City’s triumph over PSG as a ‘masterclass’ that would leave ‘Lionel Messi and Neymar WISHING’ their side could play like the Premier League giants

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  • Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at the Etihad on Wednesday night
  • Owen Hargreaves calls City’s Champions League win a ‘masterclass’
  • Pundit was impressed by City’s ability to win without Foden and de Bruyne.
  • He said Lionel Messi and Neymar would be jealous of the football played at Football City

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Owen Hargreaves called Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain a ‘masterclass’ on Wednesday night.

Hargreaves said he was impressed by City’s ability to take away Ligue 1 giants without the likes of Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne – who were ruled out injured.

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BT Sport pundit also said that Lionel Messi and Neymar would be jealous of the football Man City played during the Champions League group game at the Etihad.

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Owen Hargreaves described Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain (above) on Wednesday night as a ‘masterclass’.

BT Sport pundit says he thinks PSG's top players 'wish' they were on a side like City

BT Sport pundit says he thinks PSG’s top players ‘wish’ they were on a side like City

Speaking after the game, Hargreaves said: ‘I thought it was a masterclass. To do so without Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne.

‘Lionel Messi and Neymar would be walking off the pitch, wishing they were representing a team that played football like that.’

Lescott agreed with Hargreaves, saying: It was a solid win tonight. This could have been a high score line for Manchester City. Paris Saint-Germain was hanging on for dear life.

On BBC Radio 5 Live, Dion Dublin agreed: ‘Man City controlled the game. At the start of the second half, PSG took off, scored and then were out.

‘City deserved to win the game – more professionals and more chances created.

Kylian Mbappe (left), Lionel Messi (centre) and Neymar are 'jealous' of the city, says Hargreaves

Kylian Mbappe (left), Lionel Messi (centre) and Neymar are ‘jealous’ of the city, says Hargreaves

‘It was City’s professional performance. Gundogan was outstanding, Bernardo and Canelo. They deserved to win 100%.

Messi was undoubtedly associated with a move to City before joining the French club, but a reunion with his former manager did not come to fruition.

The Premier League champions showed their class and were forced to come down with a goal after Kylian Mbappe’s opener.

For all the scintillating appeal of Mbappe, Messi and Neymar, doubts remain as to whether the star-studded side can play as a skilled team and with competition their owners consider the holy grail.

Messi & Co came down short and lags behind City in their development as a team

Messi & Co came down short and lags behind City in their development as a team

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