PSG's second–half lead against Manchester City was short–lived, as the visitors responded with a second critical away goal to level the Champions League quarterfinal first leg at Parc des Princes.
Moments after PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot gave his team a 2–1 advantage, Fernandinho equalized for Manchester City.
Rabiot's goal came off a corner. After Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart saved an Edinson Cavani header off the cross, the ball fell directly on the foot of Rabiot, who buried a close–range shot to give the French champions a 2–1 lead in the 59th minute.
Watch Rabiot's goal below:
In the 72nd minute, Fernandinho equalized on a short deflected shot after PSG couldn't clear a cross from Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna.
The teams traded goals in the first half as well. After Kevin De Bruyne struck for Manchester City in the 38th minute to give the visitors the advantage, PSG quickly responded—albeit with the help of some good fortune. After Manchester City's Fernando received a short pass from keeper Joe Hart, his pass attempt deflected off Zlatan Ibrahimovic's foot and straight into City's net.
The goal was credited to Ibrahimovic.
Watch De Bryune's goal below:
Watch Ibrahimovic's equalizer:
Earlier, Hart saved an Ibrahimovic penalty to keep PSG from jumping out to a 1–0 lead. The referee awarded the penalty after ruling that PSG defender David Luiz was tripped in the box by Sagna.
Watch video of the save below.
The second leg between the two sides will be played on April 12.
- Stanley Kay