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RB Leipzig came from behind to equalize 1-1 with Manchester Cityfirst leg valid for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, held this Wednesday at the Red Bull Arena.

Those led by Josep Guardiola they dominated at will in the first half, but they found a good reaction from those of Marco Rose In a second.

Ryan Mahrez opened the scoring for City in the 27th minute and Josko GvardioHe equalized for Leipzig in minute 70.

Manchester City I take the party control from the beginning before a leipzig that seemed to have as currency try to keep zero in his goal and look for sporadic occasions to counterattack.

The team of guardiola He kept the ball in the opposite half and circulated it around the area trying to open up spaces.

However, the auctions did not arrive. The 0-1 was the result of a play that originated in an error at the start of Leipzigwho until then had had a good defensive behavior.

Grealisch cut up an imprecise pass from Schlager and played with Gundoganwho put the ball into the area to Mahrez and this one, after surpassing Gvardiol, He scored with a precise shot.

Then there were two headbutts from Rodrigo in separate corner kicks. The first, in minute 30, quite dangerous.

After conceding the goal, Leipzig tried to play more in attack, but he only managed to finish off on goal in added time in the first half with a low shot from Timo Werner it was not a problem for Ederson.

In the second half, Leipzig stepped up their efforts and in just over 10 minutes he created more danger in front of City's goal than in the entire first half.

At minute 53, Benedick headed high and then Henrich, whatyou had entered by Lukas Klosterman, He had a great chance through szboszlai, but his shot went wide next to a post. In '56, Ederson he had to throw himself to get him off his feet forsberg a center of Timo Werner.

The first half of the second part belonged to Leipzig, whose effort was rewarded in minute 70, when Josko Gvardiol equalized with a header after a corner kick.

What in the first part had been practically a City monologue had become the second in a open party.

Manchester City he also created chances. At minute 73, Ilkay Gundogan had one after an individual move with a shot before which Blaswich he reacted with a good save.

The second leg will be Tuesday March 14 in Etihad Stadium.

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Round of 16 / First Leg
RB Leipzig 1-1 Manchester City
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands)
goals
0-1 (27').- Riyad Mahrez
1-1 (70').- Josko Gvardiol

probable lineups
RB Leipzig
Janis Blaswich
Josko Gvardiol
willi orban
Marcel Halstenberg
(David Raum, 89')
lukas klosterman
(Benjamin Henrichs, 45') (Yellow, 90')
emil forsberg
(Christopher Nkunku, 66′)
xaver schlager
(Amadou Haidara, 82′)
konrad laimer
andre silva
(Yussuf Poulsen, 82′)
Timo Werner
DT: Marco Rose

Manchester City
Ederson
Ruben Dias
Manuel Akanji
Nathan Ake
Kyle Walker
Bernardo Silva
Ilkay Gundogan
Rodri
Erling Haaland
Jack Grealish
Riyad Mahrez
DT: Josep Guardiola

(With information from EFE)

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