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Manchester City Held To 1-1 Draw By RB Leipzig In Champions League, Inter Milan Defeats FC Porto

Highlights:

  • In the UEFA Champions League knockout round, Manchester City was held to a draw by RB Leipzig.
  • City dominated the game and took the lead through Riyad Mahrez before Leipzig equalised through Josko Gvardiol.
  • Inter Milan defeated 10-man Porto 1-0 in another Champions League match, thanks to a late goal from substitute Romelu Lukaku.

On Wednesday, in the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, experienced yet another disappointment as RB Leipzig rallied to secure a draw. Although Riyad Mahrez had given City the lead in the 27th minute of the match, Josko Gvardiol scored the equalizer for the home team in the 70th minute.

This was Pep Guardiola’s team’s second consecutive draw in all competitions, following a similar fate in the Premier League, where they conceded a goal in the final moments against Nottingham Forest.

City dominated possession on the day and had 12 shots in total with three of them being on target. City appeared to be in complete control, and Jack Grealish helped them in taking the lead by slotting in Mahrez with a fine pass, and the Algerian made no mistake with his shot.

A few minutes later, the visitors had the opportunity to double their lead, but Rodri’s header missed the target.

In the second half, Leipzig started strong and generated several opportunities, forcing Ederson to make several saves to prevent Andre Silva and Dominik Szoboszlai from scoring.

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The hosts’ persistence paid off when Marcel Halstenberg’s cross into the box was met by Gvardiol, who scored with a header past Ederson.

The second leg of the tie is scheduled for March 14th.

In the first leg of their tie, Inter Milan defeated 10-man Porto 1-0, thanks to substitute Romelu Lukaku’s heroics. With 12 minutes left, Otavio received his second yellow card and was sent off, giving the hosts an opportunity to capitalize. Lukaku secured the victory for Simone Inzaghi’s team in the 86th minute, providing them with an advantage as they aim to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in 12 years.

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Swastika Dubey
Swastika Dubey
Swastika's inclination towards sports, irrespective of the game, has often left her peers awestruck. She never misses a sporting event and devours every single piece of information pertaining to an athlete or their game. People who know her say that calling her a sports fanatic would be an understatement.

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