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Manchester City
1 - 1
Borussia Dortmund

UEFA Champions League Group D

The Etihad Stadium

3/9/12

Attendance: 43,607

Referee: Pavel Kralovec

Manchester CityBorussia Dortmund
Balotelli 90′ (pen)Reus 62′
01 Hart     01 Weidenfeller    
04 Kompany     04 Subotic    
05 Zabaleta     15 Hummels     74'
22 Clichy     81' 26 Piszczek    
33 Nastasic     29 Schmelzer    
08 Nasri     56' 06 Bender    
14 Garcia     34' 08 Gundogan     82'
21 Silva     16 Blaszczykowski    
42 Y Toure     09 Lewandowski    
10 Dzeko     10 Gotze     88'
16 Aguero     11 Reus    
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon     20 Langerak    
06 Lescott     27 Santana     74'
13 Kolarov     56' 05 Kehl     88'
07 Milner     07 Leitner    
17 Rodwell     34' 44 Perisic    
32 Tevez     19 Grosskreutz     82'
45 Balotelli     81' 23 Schieber    
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
22
7
On Target
10
5
Corners
6
6
Offside
0
11
Fouls
9
2
Yellow Cards
2
48
%
52
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: City get out of jail and then some. What a standard of football we witnessed tonight. I challenge anyone to deny that the first 45 minutes wasn't the best seen in all competitions thus far this season. The Blues are plying their trade at the highest level and if we ever needed a reminder of just how good that level is and what a hell of a group we are in, then Borussia Dortmund provided it in spades. They are a terrific side without a shadow of it and had we gone down by a a hatful we could have no complaints...However, a top side must exploit all it's stengths and The English Champions have got Joe Hart. A breathtaking solo performace rewarded by a point that could yet prove crucial in The Group of Champions if City can somehow maintain the type of pressure and high tempo required to seal a couple of wins...Right now that seems a tall order as City's midfield was hopelessly overrun in the second half following previously having just about held their own against a formidable side...The German Champions, certainly no CFC Cluj, played high up the field all night which effectively rendered a Barry-less City midfield steamrollered and affording no protection to a horribly exposed back four who did all they could to support the stunning Hart. There was always the chance City could exploit the space left behind but the ball just wouldn't run for them despite our well shackled players giving their all...Maybe Tevez could have added that bit extra but Mancio went with Balotelli the German nemesis who coolly fended off the close quarters psyching of the German keeper amid a disappointing raft of play acting to seal a precious point. All in all a terrific game of football.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday October 3 2012
Time: 9:53PM

Comments

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Dortmund,an excellent side and Joe Hart had to be on top form to keep them out, But so did their goalie. I though we got away with a draw there and we have to beat Dotmund away , Ajax twice and Real Madrid at home to stand a chance of qualifying. A really tough ask. As a spectacle, it was end to end stuff.
Buzz Lightyear
03/10/2012 22:06:00
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Dortmund,an excellent side and Joe Hart had to be on top form to keep them out, But so did their goalie. I though we got away with a draw there and we have to beat Dotmund away , Ajax twice and Real Madrid at home to stand a chance of qualifying. A really tough ask. As a spectacle, it was end to end stuff.
Buzz Lightyear
03/10/2012 22:06:00
0
First half was great, with City and Dortmund exchanging blows - we could have been 3-1 up. Second half WTF happened? Tell you one thing, Yaya was utterly poo tonight, worst performance I've seen from him since he joined us. Think that allowed them to dominate midfield in the second half especially. Also looks as though Sergio's criticism of the referees has reached overseas too, as he simply couldn't buy a foul tonight. Don't want to see us turn into dirty cheat-bags like Stretford, but maybe he should go down when he's being clearly fouled?
fifthcolumnblue
03/10/2012 22:14:00
0
First half was great, with City and Dortmund exchanging blows - we could have been 3-1 up. Second half WTF happened? Tell you one thing, Yaya was utterly poo tonight, worst performance I've seen from him since he joined us. Think that allowed them to dominate midfield in the second half especially. Also looks as though Sergio's criticism of the referees has reached overseas too, as he simply couldn't buy a foul tonight. Don't want to see us turn into dirty cheat-bags like Stretford, but maybe he should go down when he's being clearly fouled?
fifthcolumnblue
03/10/2012 22:14:00
0
Dortmund were brilliant. We didn't show up in the second half. Got out of jail tonight but qualification looking like a massive ask now.
Bluedub
03/10/2012 22:15:00
0
Dortmund were brilliant. We didn't show up in the second half. Got out of jail tonight but qualification looking like a massive ask now.
Bluedub
03/10/2012 22:15:00
0
We'll have to keep praying every year the footballing gods (AKA Platini) hand us a less brutal group or else we're going to have trouble qualifying every season because Real Madrid and Dortmund are top class teams and this is even harder than last year. The late penalty gives us a chance though.
StuMCFC
04/10/2012 00:14:00
0
We'll have to keep praying every year the footballing gods (AKA Platini) hand us a less brutal group or else we're going to have trouble qualifying every season because Real Madrid and Dortmund are top class teams and this is even harder than last year. The late penalty gives us a chance though.
StuMCFC
04/10/2012 00:14:00
0
Does Mancio still like tempo?!
RobsonGreensleeves
04/10/2012 13:43:00
0
Does Mancio still like tempo?!
RobsonGreensleeves
04/10/2012 13:43:00
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