UCL recap: Fernandinho rescues Man City draw at PSG, Wolfsburg shock Real Madrid

Man City will head back to Manchester with two away goals to their good, as Manuel Pellegrini’s men came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw with PSG in their Champions League quarter-final.

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw his penalty saved by Joe Hart, Man City took the lead on 38 minutes when Fernandinho set up Kevin De Bruyne to smash home from inside the box.

Man City take two away goals into the second leg next Tuesday image: dailymail.co.uk

Man City take two away goals into the second leg next Tuesday
image: dailymail.co.uk

PSG were level just three minutes later when Zlatan Ibrahimovic took advantage of lapse defending from Fernando, while Adrien Rabiot put PSG in front just before the hour mark, as the Frenchman tapped home after Hart parried Edison Cavani’s header into his path.

Fernandino grabbed a 72nd minute equaliser for the visitors as Serge Aurier failed to deal with Bacary Sagna cross and the Brazilian midfielder pounced on his error to give Man City a slight edge in this quarter-final.

Holders Barcelona had to come from a goal down to beat La Liga title rivals Atetico Madrid 2-1 in their quarter-final with Diego Simeone’s side very much still in the tie.

The visitors took the lead through Fernando Torres on 25 minutes as the former Chelsea striker sent the ball through Marc Andre Ter Stegen’s legs, but ten minutes later Torres was given an early bath after picking up two yellow cards.

Luis Suarez scored the equaliser with a tap in on 63 minutes and headed in a 74th minute header to complete the turn around, but the Uruguayan striker was lucky not to see red when a kick at Juanfran went unpunished.

Real Madrid were stunned by German side Wolfsburg as two first-half goals from the Bundesliga was enough to put them in control of this quarter-final with a shock 2-0 win over the Spanish giants.

Ricardo Rodriguez converted an 18th minute penalty when Casemiro fouled Andre Schurrle in the box as the left-back sent Keylor Navas the wrong way.

Max Arnold doubled the lead on 25 minutes as the 21-year-old midfielder poked home from close range from Bruno Henrique’s cross to seal a shock win over Real Madrid.

Ricardo Rodriguez scores from the penalty spot in Wolfsburg's shock win over Real Madrid image: bbc.com

Ricardo Rodriguez scores from the penalty spot in Wolfsburg’s shock win over Real Madrid
image: bbc.com

Fellow Germans Bayern Munich are also int he drivers seat to reach the semi-finals as Pep Guaridola’s side had to settle for a 1-0 win over Benfica, leaving this tie far from over.

The only goal came in the second minute when Chilean Arturo Vidal headed home from Juan Bernat’s left-wing cross but Bayern were frustrated for the remainder of the game with Benfica’s well-organised defence keeping Bayern at bay.

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