UCL: Late winner Mbappe lifts PSG against Madrid, City go wild against Sporting

Kylian Mbappe produced a brilliant moment in added time to give Paris Saint-Germain FC a slim lead against Real Madrid while Manchester City scored five goals for the third time in the UEFA Champions League this season to beat Sporting CP in their last 16 games on Tuesday. . At the Parc des Princes, Mbappe scored in added time after Thibaut Courtois’ save from Lionel Messi’s penalty kept the visitors level.

Paris enjoyed near dominance in the first half, but the two presentable openers they enjoyed were dismissed. Mbappe’s early low cross was swept aside by Angel Di Maria from the first of them before the French striker was thwarted by Thibaut Courtois after sneaking past Dani Carvajal. Casemiro walked away from Madrid’s only moment of promise. The second half started similarly with Mbappe’s weak drive brilliantly parried by Courtois after a complex move from the hosts, but the pressure was finally revealed when Carvajal clipped the forward in the area as he stalked off. clung to a crossing balloon. However, Lionel Messi’s weak penalty was repelled by Courtois inspired to maintain parity.

It looked to be as close as Mauricio Pochettino’s men would come as Madrid remained resolute, even after Neymar’s 72nd-minute introduction, until Mbappe took charge, jumping between challenges and firing under Courtois to leave the side of Carlo Ancelotti. with a deficit in the second leg to reverse. In Lisbon, goals from Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva (2), Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling helped Manchester City to a convincing first leg victory over Sporting in the Round of 16.

Riyad Mahrez grabbed the opener, an effort initially ruled out for offside before being knocked down by VAR, before Bernardo Silva smashed a shot over the crossbar. Phil Foden pushed in a third and Silva struck again before the break as City took a grip on the tie with less than a quarter of it played.

Raheem Sterling wrapped up the fifth – the choice of goals – just before the hour mark to give his side a big advantage ahead of next month’s second leg. (ANI)

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