Football: Josko Gvardiol header earns RB Leipzig draw against Manchester City in Champions League

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol headed in a 70th-minute goal to earn a 1-1 draw against visitors Manchester City in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Thursday (NZT).

The 21-year-old defender bagged the deserved equaliser with a towering header after City's Riyad Mahrez slotted in from a Leipzig mistake in the 27th minute.

Gvardiol scores.
Gvardiol scores. Photo credit: Getty Images

Leipzig were toothless in the first half but were much improved after the break and outplayed their opponents, who are aiming to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for a sixth straight season.

City have now drawn their last two games after being held 1-1 by Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, while Leipzig's four-game winning run in the competition came to an end.

The return leg is at Manchester on March 15.