Manchester City needed a late Gabriel Jesus equaliser to rescue a point away to Middlesbrough and remain on track for Champions League qualification. Sergio Agüero scored from the penalty spot for his 31st goal in all competitions this season and to overtake Tommy Johnson as City’s second all-time scorer but limped off near the end with a groin injury.
Despite having a poor season in the eyes of many and constantly being linked with a move away from the Etihad, Agüero scored and assisted Jesus’ equaliser to earn City a point.
Pep Guardiola will be hopeful that the injury that forced Agüero off will not keep the striker out for the rest of the season as suspected: “We will see tomorrow. We will test him.”
In Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain’s title hopes were dealt a major blow after a 3-1 defeat to Nice. As frustration boiled over, Tiago Motta was sent off and a minute later, Ángel Di María followed him down the tunnel after a wild, late tackle.
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There was better news in France though as Emiliano Sala headed his tenth goal of the season to give Nantes an 89th-minute winner against Lorient.
In Serie A, former Banfield defender Gabriel Paletta earned a point for AC Milan away to Crotone with a scrappy equaliser shortly after half time but it does little to help the Rossoneri in their effort to catch Atalanta in fifth.
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Giovanni Simeone missed from the penalty spot as Genoa’s awful run of form continued with a 2-1 defeat to Chievo.
And Argentine-born, Paraguayan international Juan Manuel Iturbe snatched an important equaliser for Torino against Sampdoria.