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Borussia Dortmund 1 - Manchester City 0

UEFA Champions League Group D

Signal Iduna Park

4/12/12

Attendance: 62,000

Referee: Milorad Mazic of Serbia

Borussia Dortmund
1 - 0
Manchester City
Schieber 57′
 
 
Venue: Signal Iduna Park
 
Attendance: 62,000
The Teams
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
 
 
Substitutes
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'
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
6
7
On Target
4
3
Corners
7
2
Offside
8
7
Fouls
10
0
Yellow Cards
3
48.1
%
51.8
Comments...
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




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 4 2012

Time: 9:41PM

Your Comments

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
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?
nordkap
A bit like Norwich, those German reserves...
rojo2010
Boom. Nerdy is back. What happened you last May? You slimy little cretin.
Bluedub
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.
StuMCFC
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.
RobsonGreensleeves
Nordkap - Both teams fielded 6 players that played in the first game - the stadium has a 66,000 capacity for CL games
Thaibluefan
Don't let that rock land on your head when you crawl back under it nerdkrap. Oh, I see it's too late...
fifthcolumnblue
What was that about a half empty stadium, Nerdkrap, you silly little boy? http://www.manchestercity.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/get-attachment.asp?attachmentid=5949
fifthcolumnblue
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
I saw a little something in Scott Sinclair last night that i had not noticed before, probably due to the fact he has had very little play time. He quick with his footwork but he needs to get rid of the ball quicker. He willing and his interview on MCFC - Offical (after the match) highlighted that. So, i say call him out post - Derby and lets see what he got AND whilst i at it, when are we going to see Guidetti :)
Lorna Silva
 

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