Striker Gabriel Jesus scored a late winner as Manchester city came from behind to beat Paris Saint Germain 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday, with both teams advancing to the round of 16 of the competition.
Kylian Mbappé continued his impressive form in front of goal in the 50th-minute opener, but the winger’s goals Rahim sterling and Jesus were enough to claim a comeback victory for City, who secured the top spot in Group A with one game to go.
City took advantage of the best chances in the first half and the PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe came to his team’s rescue early on, clearing the ball from the line of a Rodri header at back post. The hosts got closer again just after half an hour when Ilkay Gundogan hitting the woodwork after the ball has fallen to him on the edge of the box.
However, Pep Guardiola’s team fought back soon after. Sterling equalized at the far post in the 62nd minute after a period of sustained pressure.
Neymar came close to catching a winner soon after when he missed the target from inside the 18-yard penalty area, but it was Jesus who became the hero on Wednesday, using a touch to score with a tricky Bernardo Silva dismissal as City retaliated for their 2-0 loss in the second leg to Paris earlier in the competition.