RB Leipzig vs. Man City score, highlights from Champions League as Gvardiol cancels out Mahrez strike

Josko Gvardiol secured a 1-1 draw for RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester City.

Riyad Mahrez gave City the lead before the half-hour, crowning a dominant opening from the Premier League champions.

  • But Leipzig emerged with renewed purpose after the break and halftime substitute Benjamin Henrichs twice went close before Croatia defender Gvardiol converted Marcel Halstenberg’s cross as City were caught napping from a short corner.
  • The Champions League last 16 has not been kind to Premier League teams so far, with Tottenham and Chelsea slipping to 1-0 defeats away from home against AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund respectively

Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig odds, prediction, time: UEFA Champions League picks, bets for Feb. 22, 2023

Manchester City look to avenge last year’s defeat when they visit RB Leipzig on Wednesday for the first leg of their 2022-23 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 showdown. Manchester City reached the semifinals of last year’s competition despite suffering two losses in the group stage, including a 2-1 setback against RB Leipzig. The Citizens went 4-2-0 during group play in this year’s installment, while the Red Bulls lost their first two matches before recording four consecutive victories.

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