Gabriel Jesus scored a late goal as Manchester City came from behind to beat PSG, 2-1, in the Champions League on Wednesday, with both sides advancing through to the last 16 of the competition.
Kylian Mbappe continued his impressive form in front of the goal when he opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium on 50 minutes, but goals from winger Raheem Sterling and Jesus were enough to claim a comeback victory for Manchester City, who secured the top spot in Group A with one match to play.
Manchester City And PSG Both Qualify For The Knockouts
Even though they had lost the match, PSG secured a place in the knockouts after Club Brugge lost to already eliminated RB Leipzig.
Manchester City was without the services of Kevin De Bruyne due to the midfielder testing positive for COVID-19. They enjoyed the better chances in the first half of the game while the PSG defenders were holding on. They went close again just after the half-hour mark when Ilkay Gundogan hit the woodwork after the ball dropped to him on the edge of the box.
Paris Saint-Germain broke the deadlock early in the second half as Mbappe sat unmarked at the far post when he received a superb cut back from Lionel Messi, slotting it home between the legs of the City goalkeeper, Ederson.
Pep Guardiola’s side hit back soon after. Sterling poked in an equalizer at the far post on 62 minutes following a period of sustained pressure.
Neymar went close to grabbing a winner shortly after when he missed the target from inside the 18-yard box, but it was Jesus that turned hero, using one touch to score from a delicate Silva layoff as Manchester City avenged their 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture in Paris earlier in the competition.