Riyad Mahrez scores historic Champions League goal – but Manchester City can only draw with RB Leipzig

Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City looks on during the UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg match between RB Leipzig and Manchester City at the Red Bull Arena on 22 February, 2023 in Leipzig, Germany.
(Image credit: Lexy Isley – Manchester City via Getty Images)

Riyad Mahrez made history by becoming just the fifth African player to score 20 Champions League goals, but Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by RB Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League last 16.

Mahrez gave City the lead midway through the first half at the Red Bull Arena, 24 hours after Mo Salah had equalled Didier Drogba as the Champions League's all-time top African goalscorer in Liverpool's 5-2 thrashing by Real Madrid.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...