Fernandinho's deflected goal earned Manchester City a draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Paris St-Germain, even though Manchester City opened the scoresheet.Paris St. Germain
First eleven: Trapp, Aurier, Tiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell, Rabiot, Motta, Matuidi, Di Maria, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.
Substitutes: Sirigu, Kurzawa, van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Stambouli, Augustin, Lucas.Manchester City
First eleven: Hart, Clichy, Otamendi, Mangala, Sagna, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero.
Substitutes: Caballero, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Delph, Iheanacho, Bony.
The final result:
|PSG||2 - 2||MAC|
It was a bad start for PSG in the first half. David Luiz got a yellow card after just 15 seconds and he will miss the next match. Then in the 13th minute PSG got a penalty, when David Luiz was fouled by Sagna, but Imbrahimovic's penalty was perfectly read and saved by Hart. After 38 minutes Manchester City opened the scoresheet by De Bruyne's goal, which came after a wonderful counter attack. After only just 3 minutes PSG equalized, Fernando made a gift and Ibrahimovic picked up his lazy pass and scored for 1-1 in the 41th minute.
Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring.
PSG started better the second half and went ahead in the 59th minute when Hart palmed away Edinson Cavani’s header into the path of Rabiot, who tapped it in. Then Manchester City started to improve again and Fernandinho levelled in the 72th minute, latching onto Bacary Sagna’s cross after Aurier and Thiago Silva failed to clear. That was the story of the Champions League quarter final first leg between PSG and Manchester City and we are looking up for the second leg, it will be very interesting to see what will bring us the game at Etihad Stadium.
In the weekend, PSG will visit Guingamp, having already won Ligue 1 and having 25 points advantage, they couldn't do better than that, while Manchester City, who lies on 4th place, but behind by 15 points from surprise leader Leicester City, will face West Bromwich, trying to remain in top 4. Eternal rival Manchester United is close, only 1 behind.