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UCL: De Bruyne, Fernandinho nab Man City road goals in draw at PSG

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Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne celebrates the opening goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Paris St Germain and Manchester City at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho put Manchester City in the catbird seat, as the Premier League side has a pair of road goals after a 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in a UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Wednesday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adrian Rabiot scored for the Parc des Princes club, which travels to the Etihad Stadium for next Tuesday’s return leg.

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Ibrahimovic was not at his finishing best, but scored his goal after a Fernando gaffe.

Ibrahimovic wasted a few opportunities either wide or right at Joe Hart, including a saved penalty after Bacary Sagna conceded a PK.

Fernandinho led a rush that led to the opener, as David Luiz was in no man’s land while De Bruyne finished past Kevin Trapp to make it 1-0.

The $85 million man Kevin De Bruyne provided Man City a brief early lead against PSG. #UCL @HeinekenSoccer

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 6, 2016

Fernando made a horrific gaffe when Hart played him an unexpected short pass. An awful first touch and rushed clearance went off Ibrahimovic and behind Hart. Terrible stuff from City, and it was 1-1.[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

Oh no, Fernando. The Man City defender gifts Zlatan Ibrahimovic and PSG the equalizer. @HeinekenSoccer #UCL

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 6, 2016

PSG applied plenty of pressure after halftime, and erased the wows from a fantastic Hart save with its second goal. Hart parried a header, but Rabiot snuck behind Fernando to make it 2-1 with an easy close-range finish into the empty goal.

City grabbed a critical second road goal to send the visiting fans into delirium. De Bruyne and Jesus Navas set Sagna up for a cross, and Fernandinho cleaned up the mess to put a deflected shot home. 2-2.

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