Red Star were expected to be lambs to the slaughter after City followed up their treble success last season with a perfect start five games into the new Premier League campaign.
It took the champions just 40 seconds to level after the break. Doku received the ball wide near the left touchline and looked up to find little on inside the box.
Erling Haaland became the fastest player to reach 40 Premier League goals, in just 39 appearances, with a cool finish from Phil Foden's through ball.
Commenting on the post, Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas said football has for long been part of the state’s sporting culture, which has now earned yet another note of warmth from abroad.
City said their treble-winning manager had been suffering from "severe back pain for some time" and flew out to Barcelona for "emergency" yet "routine" surgery.
Manchester City signed Croatia center-back Joško Gvardiol from Leipzig for 90 million euros ($99.2 million) on Saturday, ranking him among the most expensive defenders in soccer history.
Mahrez scored 15 goals in 47 games in his final season with City but did not start some of the biggest matches being an unused substitute in both the Champions League and FA Cup finals.
Manchester City, which has also targeted the West Ham midfielder, is not prepared to match that figure, according to a person with knowledge of the Premier League champion’s transfer plans.
Kovacic joins the current UEFA Champions League holders, after previously winning the title three times with Real Madrid from 2016 to 2018 and once with Chelsea in 2021.
The German midfielder, 32, has agreed a two-year deal with the option for a year's extension and a release clause of 400 million euros (USD 436 million).
Enzo Maresca became part of Guardiola's staff in 2022, helping City to the greatest season in its history, including winning the Champions League title last weekend.
PSG will be put in a difficult position if Mbappe sticks to his current stance that he will not leave this summer and also will not sign a new contract.
This was the final frontier for Guardiola's team, which also completed a rare treble of trophies after winning the Premier League title and FA Cup this season.
Inter progressed from a tough group containing European giants Bayern Munich and Barcelona, and it went on to eliminate Porto, Benfica and city rival AC Milan en route to the final.
Inter finished the season 18 points behind league champion Napoli, the team many expected to go far before losing to AC Milan in the quarterfinals.
With City having already retained the Premier League, now only a first-ever Champions League title stands between Pep Guardiola's team and immortality in English football.