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Published: 09:48 | 7/4/16

Pellegrini not getting carried away

Manuel Pellegrini has warned his Manchester City players they still have a lot of work to do if they are to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

City secured a crucial 2-2 draw at Paris Saint-Germain to give the Premier League side a slight advantage heading into next week's return leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Kevin De Bruyne fired the visitors in front before Zlatan Ibrahimovic was gifted an equaliser by Fernando. with both sides pressing it was the French champions who took the lead through a Adrien Rabiot effort, only for Fernandinho to score for City to boost their away-goal advantage.

Despite appearing to have the edge in the tie, Pellegrini is refusing to get carried away and has warned his players against complacency.

"We must not talk about the semi-final, the tie is very open. We have a difficult 90 minutes in Manchester but I'm happy about the result," Pellegrini told reporters.

"It's very important now to play the second leg at home not thinking we already qualified.

"They [PSG] are a very good team with very good players, so after that, when we qualify we can talk about the other things.

"I don't think we are favourites - not before this game and not after this game.

"I think that between big teams like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, you don't have a favourite and we must play a good game in second leg if we want to continue."

De Bruyne accepts the return leg will be difficult for City but believes they have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals.

"There are still 90 minutes to play and we know it is going to be a tough game next week," De Bruyne said.

"PSG will go there to score goals but a lot of people will now see the chances more for us than they did before."

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