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Real Madrid
3 - 2
Manchester City

Champions League Group D

Bernabeu Stadium

18/9/12

Attendance: 67,000

Referee: Damir Skomina

Real MadridManchester City
Marcelo 76′ Benzema 87′ Ronaldo 90′Dzeko 69′ Kolarov 85′
01 Casillas     01 Hart    
02 Varane     03 Maicon     74'
03 Pepe     04 Kompany    
12 Marcelo     22 Clichy    
17 Arbeloa     33 Nastasic    
06 Khedira     73' 08 Nasri     36'
07 Ronaldo     14 Garcia    
14 Alonso     18 Barry    
15 Essien     65' 21 Silva     63'
22 Di Maria     42 Y Toure    
20 Higuain     32 Tevez    
Substitutes
13 Adan     30 Pantilimon    
04 Ramos     05 Zabaleta     74'
05 Coentrao     06 Lescott    
08 Kaka     13 Kolarov     36'
10 Ozil     17 Rodwell    
19 Modric     73' 10 Dzeko     63'
09 Benzema     73' 16 Aguero    
Game Statistics
29
Goal Attempts
8
16
On Target
5
7
Corners
3
6
Fouls
9
0
Yellow Cards
3
54
%
46
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: A night that hurts like hell. City were 5 minutes away from recording a stunning victory in Madrid but were ultimately undone by conceding two sloppy goals having absorbed everything Real threw at them and twice gone in front. Joe Hart's clear anger and frustration spoke for us all post match...To a man City gave their all tonight against a quite brilliantly talented side and held their own for long enough periods to make their own presence felt...It's often unfair to single out individuals in a solid team effort, but Barry, Clichy and Tevez were outstanding. The next step now is to take this result out on the Ashburton bottlers this Sunday... A couple of special mentions. We don't often say this on VMC but the referee had a great game putting dreadful Premier League cardsmiths to shame. Meanwhile the self styled "special one" Jose Mourinho continued his quest to become the next rag manager with a classless straight down the tunnel walk off and tacit refusal to give City any credit for a tremendous performance tonight. His sheer, sweat drenched relief said it all. City have arrived at the top table and we can be justly proud of our team tonight. stats courtesy BBC

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
Time: 9:41PM

Comments

0
Shocked at giving up a lead twice.
Buzz Lightyear
18/09/2012 21:46:00
0
It's not the defeat that hurts so much as the hope we had been given.
Skoorb
18/09/2012 21:51:00
0
Had to be the very essence of ragness that scored the winner, didn't it? Being FB'ed, Tweeted and texted by rags having a jolly good titter - convenient the way he shat on them from such a great height eh?
fifthcolumnblue
18/09/2012 22:00:00
0
If we can make it past the group stage, then we should do well. We proved we can mix it with the best, and I feel sorry for Hart the most.
johnkelv
18/09/2012 22:15:00
0
We played the team who on their day (like today) are the best club side in the world, they won La Liga over the generation defining Barcelona team. Simple fact is that they are better than us at this point just as they are better than pretty much everyone else. To almost win there is amazing but at 2-1 we should have held on and WOULD have held on if we defended like we once did. Defence needs sorting.
StuMCFC
18/09/2012 22:21:00
0
Of Real's 29 goal attempts on target...28 were from outside the box. Still, if you buy enough lottery tickets...
Spooks
18/09/2012 22:32:00
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