score, highlights from Champions League as Gvardiol cancels out Mahrez strike

RB Leipzig vs. Man City

RB Leipzig secured a 1-1 draw against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Riyad Mahrez gave City the lead in the first half, but Josko Gvardiol equalized for Leipzig in the second half.

Guardiola did not make any substitutions in the game, which was a surprising decision given City's lack of creative thrust and the transformative influence of halftime substitute Benjamin Henrichs.

Guardiola explained his reluctance to use substitutes in certain games because he is happy with the rhythm of his team and the overall pattern of the game.

There was a controversial incident in which Henrichs seemed to perform a sound piece of defensive volleyball when Rodri headed a stoppage-time corner towards goal, but no penalty was given.

Ederson reminded Guardiola of his quality with three fine saves in the second half.

City had been struggling to keep clean sheets in their past four Premier League games, leading to murmurs that it could be time to give impressive understudy Stefan Ortega a run.

The Champions League last 16 has not been kind to Premier League teams so far, with Tottenham, Chelsea, and Liverpool all losing their away legs.

Leipzig emerged with renewed purpose in the second half, with Marco Rose's decision to introduce Henrichs at the break giving them extra attacking thrust.

The second leg of the tie will be played in Manchester.