A Cristiano Ronaldo strike in the final seconds earned Real Madrid CF a spectacular victory against Manchester City FC as the Spanish champions snatched the Group D points from their English counterparts at the last.
Despite dominating the opening 45 minutes, the hosts were stunned when substitute Edin Džeko put City ahead midway through the second period. That brought the matchday one contest to life, with Marcelo equalising with 14 minutes left, only for Aleksandar Kolarov to restore City's advantage in the 85th minute. Karim Benzema quickly levelled matters again before Ronaldo provided the grandstand finish.
It is a good win because the DNA of my team is back. That is football. I would feel for them [Manchester City] but we played better from the first minute and totally deserved it.
José Mourinho, Madrid coach
We are disappointed. In the first half we did not play well but in the second half we did and when you score two goals here and go 2-1 up, you should pay more attention.
Roberto Mancini, City manager
|1||Casillas (GK) (C)||1||Hart (GK)|
|22||Di María||42||Y. Touré|
|13||Antonio Adán (GK)||30||Pantilimon (GK)|
|José Mourinho (POR)||Roberto Mancini (ITA)|
|Damir Skomina (SVN)|
|D||Real Madrid||Man. City|