RB Leipzig v Manchester City player ratings: Gvardiol 7, Werner 6; Mahrez 7, Haaland 5

Champions League last-16 first-leg finished 1-1 in Germany

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RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol scored a second-half header, cancelling out Riyad Mahrez's strike to earn a 1-1 with Manchester City in their Champions League last 16 clash on Wednesday.

One of the breakout stars of the Qatar World Cup as the cornerstone of Croatia's impressive defence, Gvardiol showed his attacking flair, launching himself above the City defence to head in the equaliser in the 70th minute.

City took the lead after 27 minutes through Mahrez and looked on course for a comfortable away win but their fluency deserted them after the interval in the first-leg tie.

The home side, who have only lost once in their past 20 games, found their zip in the second half and looked the team most likely to head to the Etihad for the return leg with a victory under their belt.

City's star striker Erling Haaland suffered from a lack of service, with the Norwegian missing the passing skills of ill midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

You can see the player ratings from Wednesday's game in the gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or swipe if using a mobile device.

Updated: February 23, 2023, 2:37 AM