Manchester City Gets Amazing 2-2 Draw In France
Manchester City were lucky to get a 2-2 away draw from their host Paris Saint-German, who would have won the game.
Kevin de Bruyne’s clinical finish in the 18-yard box put City ahead in first half after Joe Hart stopped Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s penalty.
However, Ibrahimovic took full advantage of Fernando’s error to equalise before Adrien Rabiot poked the ball into the net in the second half, to PSG ahead.
Fernandinho who gave out the equalizer to PSG however redeemed himself, after his deflected goal earned Manchester City a 2-2 draw.
Manchester City will hold an away two-goals advantage, before they host PSG in the second leg match which takes place at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, 12 April.
Interestingly, teams who have drawn the first leg 2-2 away from home in European tournaments have progressed on 220 out of 277 previous occasions – a 79.4% success rate.
Wolfsburg Thrash Real Madrid 2-0 in First Leg of Quarter-final Debut
It was remarkable yesterday as Wolfsburg beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions league quarter-final clash.
The German side got a controversial penalty when Casemiro was deemed to have fouled Andre Schurrle, and Ricardo Rodriguez converted the kick into a goal.
Real were poor defensively and paid dearly for it, and a sharp attack ended with Bruno Henrique who set up Max Arnold for the second goal.
The visitors did little in creating scoring opportunities, but should have been awarded a penalty early.
The defeat is Real’s first in a Champions League quarter-final since 2004, and leaves them needing to improve drastically with their performance in the second leg at the Bernabeu next Tuesday.
Real Madrid who have won the title 10 times must emulate Barcelona, who overturned a 2-0 defeat in quarter-final first-leg against AC Milan in 2013, if they must make head way in this tournament.