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Borussia Dortmund
1 - 0
Manchester City

UEFA Champions League Group D

Signal Iduna Park


Attendance: 62,000

Referee: Milorad Mazic of Serbia

Borussia DortmundManchester City
Schieber 57′
01 Weidenfeller     01 Hart    
15 Hummels     03 Maicon    
21 Kirch     88' 04 Kompany    
27 Santana     06 Lescott    
29 Schmelzer     33 Nastasic    
07 Leitner     08 Nasri     68'
08 Gundogan     11 Sinclair     57'
44 Perisic     14 Garcia    
11 Reus     46' 18 Barry    
19 Grosskreutz     10 Dzeko     65'
23 Schieber     77' 32 Tevez    
20 Langerak     30 Pantilimon    
26 Piszczek     05 Zabaleta     68'
30 Gunter     56 Meppen-Walter    
16 Blaszczykowski     46' 70 Evans    
28 Mustafa Amini     16 Aguero     57'
32 Bittencourt     88' 43 Nimely    
09 Lewandowski     77' 45 Balotelli     65'
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Johnny On The Spot: Considering the tools and experience that this City squad holds, despite being depleted by injuries and suspensions, this was a desperately disappointing fashion in which to go out of Europe...The type of general lethargy and lack of appetite that ruled the roost against Everton was evident again and boy did that register in Roberto Mancini's eyes. Regardless of tactics, the least you can expect from a team at this level in the situation The Blues found themselves in is to give it a real team effort for the shirt and make a statement but it was almost as if the will to win just wasn't there. Mancio is a winner and he is certain to be crestfallen at this damp squib of an exit...There's irony in the fact that Carlos Tevez was one of the few players to take the game to Dortmund considering where we were at with El Apache this time last year...Nobody across Planet Blue should let complacency be their guide at exiting Europe in totality this side of Christmas to focus on the title. Nor the fact that another ref has played to the home galleries. This is to be expected and we have to get used to it on the continent...In conclusion, a Champion club of City's standing should be in it to win it in all competitions and rockets need to be fired ahead of the derby because if The Blues deliver a similar slow tempo and wayward central midfield in the derby, we risk defeat against a side desperate for payback...City owe us and their manager a big performance on Sunday, especially the loyal fans who travelled to Germany to cheer the side on to the finish.Stats Courtesy Sky Sports/Sporting life

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday December 4 2012
Time: 9:41PM


I feel compelled to add that Dortmund have the finest squad and team ethic I've seen this season and could go all the way.
Johnny Baguette
04/12/2012 22:16:00
What - did you really expect teamspirit from a bunch of mercs. How was the graveyard today, outplayed by a german reserve team in a half empty stadium - oh dear. Who do you think will be laughed out first Wenger og Mancini?
04/12/2012 22:31:00
A bit like Norwich, those German reserves...
04/12/2012 23:00:00
Boom. Nerdy is back. What happened you last May? You slimy little cretin.
04/12/2012 23:12:00
Give us pub teams from Romania and even our lethargic European performances would see us through! First half-decent team Trafford get, they'll be on their way out too.
05/12/2012 00:11:00
Was anyone seriously surprised by our lack of urgency tonight? We may be unbeaten this season domestically but in my opinion there's a price to pay......... entertainment.
05/12/2012 00:34:00
Nordkap - Both teams fielded 6 players that played in the first game - the stadium has a 66,000 capacity for CL games
05/12/2012 01:40:00
Don't let that rock land on your head when you crawl back under it nerdkrap. Oh, I see it's too late...
05/12/2012 15:05:00
What was that about a half empty stadium, Nerdkrap, you silly little boy?
05/12/2012 20:42:00
I went to the bar to watch us. I was the only female and there were four people in. Four if you count the United fan i was sat with! I know 80% of the Blues say '***** it, its a Thursday Cup but you cant think that cos they knew when they played that that is what 80% of Blues were thinking, hence a POSSILE reason for the display. I wanted us to exit the CL and enter the Europa with a little bit of dignity and pride intact and after looking at and lisening to Joe and Scott it was evident they felt the same way. Joe was devo'd and frustrated. Mancini in or Mancini out is the question that is being asked by a multitude of fans :( what does one say to that? The media dont help (of course they are not meant to..are they?) Not only are we, the fans, affected by what the media say but surely the players are...they clearly read the papers (or the powers that be do and relay it back to the them) . What an inspiration NOT TO PLAY WELL!...........just a thought. So, the anticipation of Sunday will either make them or break them.
Lorna Silva
05/12/2012 21:06:00
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