Manchester City Salvage a Draw Against Paris St Germain
Manchester City drew 2-2 with PSG in the Champions League quarter-final match.
Manchester City claimed a vital edge in their Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris St Germain after grabbing two away goals in a scrappy 2-2 first leg draw on Wednesday.
PSG, playing in their fourth straight quarter-final in the competition, fell behind when Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in the 38th minute, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic capitalised on a City blunder to level, having earlier missed a penalty.
The home side, who had exited at this stage for the last three seasons, then took the lead through Adrien Rabiot just before the hour but Fernandinho made it 2-2 after benefiting from a PSG mistake.
City, who are playing in the quarter-finals for the first time, will host PSG at the Etihad stadium next Tuesday, where boss Manuel Pellegrini is hoping for more of the same.
“We have to keep that mentality for the second leg,” he said.
His PSG counterpart Laurent Blanc, however, was left to rue a disappointing display.
It’s not a good result, we made too many technical mistakes.Laurent Blanc, Manager, PSG
Both teams were without key midfielders as City’s Yaya Toure was ruled out with a knee injury and PSG’s Marco Verratti was sidelined with a groin problem.
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