City take priceless draw back to Manchester, having scored two away goals in Paris

City take priceless draw back to Manchester, having scored two away goals in Paris
Will Zlatan outshine Sergio? (photo: vavel)
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Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for this evening. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Manchester City's 2-2 draw away at PSG. Until next time, goodnight!

After Ibrahimovic's freak goal cancelled out de Bruyne's opener, and Rabiot gave the Paris side a lead, it looked like they might run away with it. However, City remained in it, and took their chance when it came to Fernandinho.

That's it, Manchester City will be delighted with that result. Two away goals and a draw to take back to the Etihad, and you might just make them favourites to progress into the next round after that.

Full-time: Paris Saint Germain 2-2 Manchester City (de Bruyne, Ibrahimovic, Rabiot, Fernandinho)

90+2: Sergio Aguero isn't in a rush to get off the pitch as he's substituted, Kolarov comes on for the last few seconds.

90: Lucas Moura celebrates three minutes of stoppage time being announced with a shot that looks to have flown three miles out of the stadium.

88: Aguero picks up the ball on the break, but doesn't trouble Trapp with a shot that's blocked. Bony on for Silva.

83: City seem fairly happy to sit on their draw, whilst PSG are lacking the quality going forward to trouble them too much in the latter stages. Mangala picks up a booking.

77: One substitution for Manchester City, two for the hosts. De Bruyne, who opened the scoring this evening, comes off for Fabian Delph. Lucas Moura replaces Rabiot as PSG make changes of their own, a rather attacking one in this instance. Aurier also comes off, Gregory van der Wiel on.

72: Horrific defending from Paris Saint Germain, who have lost their lead. Navas' cross wasn't dealt with at all, the ball breaking to Fernandinho, his shot flicking off Thiago Silva and dribbling into the corner of the net.

GOAL! Yes they can, Fernandinho makes it 2-2!!

70: 20 minutes left, can City find an equaliser?

62: Off the bar at the other end! It's all going off here, Ibrahimovic outjumps Sagna from a cross and heads against the bar, before Cavani's bicycle kick from the rebound flies over.

61: Manchester City looking to respond quickly, Clichy angles a ball towards Silva, whose prod at goal is blocked before it can find its way to the target.

60: Rabiot with the goal, PSG are ahead. Cavani met the corner with his head, forcing Hart into a great save, but Rabiot's the first to respond by latching onto the ball and tapping it in at the back post.

GOAL! They can't keep out the resulting corner, 2-1!

59: City hearts are in mouths for a second, Maxwell's low ball in hits Mangala before rolling just around the post.

56: Not the quickest start to the second half, Silva slipping inside from the left before failing to trouble Trapp with a weak shot.

48: Matuidi booked, a late challenge catches Otamendi's ankles. It's important, as he's now out of the second leg, just like David Luiz. Another player who will be out of the second leg with a yellow? Ibra.

45: Back underway.

Having been on the back-foot for much of that first half, City will be pleased to go in at half-time having scored an away goal, and not being behind. Still, with de Bruyne having put them ahead, that freak Ibrahimovic goal will be tough to take going into the second 45.

Half-time: Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Manchester City (de Bruyne, Ibrahimovic)

45: Into one minute of stoppage time, and Matuidi - played in on the left hand side of the area - gets what should be a low cross for a Cavani tap in horribly wrong. The Frenchman leans way too far back, swinging the ball out for a throw in.

42: That is one of the worst goals you'd ever see conceded in a Champions League tie. Joe Hart plays a goal kick short to Fernando, who is closed down by Ibrahimovic, and sees his pass bounce off the shin of the Swede and past Hart. Madness, but we're level.

GOAL! Nightmare for City, what an error, 1-1!

38: Clinical counter-attacking from City, who lead in Paris! They win it in the middle, Fernando winning the ball before Fernandinho drove forward. He slipped it to de Bruyne on the right hand side of the area at just the right time, and the Belgian thumps the ball past Trapp to make it 0-1!

GOAL! Manchester City lead, Kevin de Bruyne with it!

37: Di Maria takes, Di Maria shoots, Di Maria hits the wall. No goals here still. Over in Germany, Wolfsburg have raced into a shock 2-0 lead against Real Madrid.

36: Fernando goes into the book, lunging out to bring down David Luiz, or 'action man' - based on his performance so far. Di Maria looks like he wants to take this one, with it not being Ibrahimovic's night so far.

33: Something of a lull in the game is followed up by a chance from a free-kick, Ibrahimovic shooting from 30 yards, but it's blocked out by the wall.

24: Huge miss! Otamendi initially does brilliantly to win the ball high up the pitch, but then loses it and all of a sudden one pass puts Ibrahimovic through. The striker opens up his body, looks to bend one past an onrushing Hart, only to curl the ball over. 

21: Almost a goal from the most unlikely of sources, a David Silva header! The Spaniard gets onto the end of a superb cross from his countryman Navas, but nods just wide of the goal.

15: Ibrahimovic looking to make up for the penalty miss, latching onto an Aurier cross at the back post, but Hart is once again equal to it.

14: Absolutely fantastic save from Joe Hart, and the score stays level! There was little wrong with the penalty from Ibrahimovic, down low to the left hand side, but Hart's outstretched hand tips it around the post. 

SAVED! Joe Hart keeps it out!

13: Penalty! PSG get this one! A brilliant volleyed cross from Di Maria falls to David Luiz, of all people. He moves the ball across, and goes down under the challenge of an outstretched Sagna leg. Penalty given, Ibrahimovic - Hart...

11: Gael Clichy picks up a fairly silly yellow card, chopping Aurier down right on the touchline with the right-back seemingly going nowhere.

7: Huge penalty appeals - nothing given! The home side want a penalty, but they don't get it as Cavani slots Matuidi in on the break, only for Mangala to stumble into him and bring him down. The defender does seem to get some of the ball, and it's just about the right decision, sloppy from Manchester City nonetheless.

2: De Bruyne's free-kick is cleared and PSG look to break, only for City to win it back, with the Belgian midfielder sending an effort crashing just over the bar. An almost perfect first couple of minutes for the visitors.

1: Just 14 seconds gone, and David Luiz has already been booked. Aguero latches onto a long pass, nips ahead of Luiz and is pulled down. That's the Brazilian suspended for the second leg, and a promising free-kick position for City.

0: Kick-off, we're underway in France.

The teams are lining up in the tunnel, about to emerge onto the pitch at a rainy Parc des Princes. Manchester City's first ever Champions League quarter final is minutes away.

City are playing their 4-2-3-1 formation, with Silva, Navas and de Bruyne just behind the main man Aguero. Kompany is out, but the defence will get protected by the defensive midfield pivot of Fernando and Fernandinho.

So, it's PSG lining up in their typical 4-3-3 formation, with Angel Di Maria wide right, Edinson Cavani a touch to the left of Zlatan Ibrahimovic - the focal point. Rabiot, Matuidi and Motta make for an extremely combative midfield three.

Manchester City XI: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, de Bruyne, Silva, Aguero.

PSG XI: Trapp, Aurier, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell, Rabiot, Motta, Matuidi, Di Maria, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.

We've got some confirmed team news in folks!

PSG are missing a couple of star men themselves, confirmed Laurent Blanc at his pre-match press conference. Midfielder's Javier Pastore and Marco Verratti have been ruled out, although ex-Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria is fit for selection after muscular trouble.

City are set to be missing a few key players, with captain Vincent Kompany unlikely to feature, whilst Raheem Sterling and Yaya Toure could also miss out. Joe Hart has overcome an injury scare and will start, whilst Kevin de Bruyne is fit to play after making his comeback appearance against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

One key clash in this tie will be between the two start strikers for the respective teams, in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero. They're both huge players for their sides, and one goal from either could well decide the result. Ibrahimovic is amongst the top scorers in this year's competition, having scored four times in eight appearances. Injury has limited Aguero to just five appearances, but he's still managed two goals.

In the last-16, Chelsea were comfortably beaten over two legs by their French counterparts - whilst the sky Blues were afforded the luxury of a seemingly comfortable second leg after an excellent first-leg display away in Ukraine.

PSG finished runners-up in Group A, which was not particularly surprising considering they had Real Madrid in their group - but contrastingly their form in Ligue 1 was impeccable. Extending their unbeaten run gameby-game, they made it mathematically impossible for any other side to catch them at the top in March - just highlighting their dominance in France.

In terms of their respective progression into this year's quarter-final stage, Manchester City had to deal with the immense pressure that comes with the territory of being one of the richest clubs in world football. Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Group of the Death - they prevailed and topped their group whilst their Premier League form faltered in messy fashion.

Olli Emmerson will be delivering the minute-by-minute live commentary and consequently taking over from me once the team news is confirmed, but until then, stay tuned for the latest here on VAVEL!

Hello and good afternoon everyone! My name's Mosope Ominiyi and I'll be bringing you all of the pre-match build-up ahead of what promises to be an intriguing tie between two of the ever-improving European heavyweights: Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Kick-off at the Parc des Princes is set for 7:45 PM BST.