After RB Leipzig held Manchester City to a draw in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 match, Manchester City paid the price for failing to capitalize on their first-half domination.
In the opening 45 minutes, the away team had total control. Midway through the half, Ilkay Gundogan capitalized on a defensive blunder and fed Riyad Mahrez, who drove goalward.
However, RB Leipzig came out in the second half with greater zeal, and Benjamin Henrichs twice came within inches of equalizing, first by heading barely over and then by sweeping wide with only Ederson to beat.
When Josko Gvardiol headed in after a short corner, the hosts were finally rewarded for their increasing pressure. The Manchester City goalkeeper was once again called upon to deny Andre Silva at his near post.
With a quick reflex save from close range, Janis Blaswich stopped Gundogan from giving the visitors the lead again moments later, but Leipzig held firm to earn a fair draw.
On Tuesday, March 14, the second leg will take place, and City will try to win in order to complete their quest for their first Champions League trophy.
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