City of Manchester Stadium - Manchester 03/10/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group D

Man. City - Dortmund
1-1
 

Man. City - Dortmund 1-1 - 03/10/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Hart and Balotelli save City against Dortmund

Published: Wednesday 3 October 2012, 23.00CET
Hart and Balotelli save City against Dortmund 
Man.City-Dortmund player reaction ©Getty Images

Manchester City FC were left indebted to Joe Hart's heroics and the 90th-minute Mario Balotelli penalty that earned a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund.

Defeated by Cristiano Ronaldo's goal for Real Madrid CF in the final minute a fortnight ago, City required a similarly tardy intervention on home soil in order to get off the mark in Group D. Substitute Balotelli provided the finishing touch from the spot after a Neven Subotić handball, cancelling out Marco Reus's opener for Dortmund just after the hour. The German champions' performance warranted more.

Match in 5

  • Late Balotelli goal rescues Manchester City
  • Striker converts from penalty spot after Subotić handball
  • Dortmund led through Reus strike
  • Superb Hart prevents visitors doubling lead
  • Ajax trip next for City, Dortmund host Real Madrid

Reaction

Borussia Dortmund played better than us. If we want to play at the top level in the Champions League, we need more than [we showed] tonight.

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager

If you have a look in the dressing room, you will only see disappointed faces. We proved that we can compete at this level. Real Madrid will be a different match, but we will be confident.

Marco Reus, Dortmund midfielder

Marco Reus, Dortmund midfielder

 

Player rater

Hart

Top Player

Man. City 

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Man. City
Dortmund

1

Goals scored

1

61

Possession (%)

39

12

Total attempts

20

10

Attempts on target

12

2

Attempts off target

8

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

5

Corners

6

6

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Pavel Kralovec brings an end to a thrilling match at the City of Manchester Stadium. A goal from Marco Reus looked to have given Dortmund a memorable away win, but Mario Balotelli's late penalty ensures that the spoils are shared. Roberto Mancini has Joe Hart to thank for keeping the hosts in the contest in the second half.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Reus (Dortmund) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    90
    Balotelli (Man. City) scores from the penalty spot.
    Mario Balotelli sends Roman Weidenfeller the wrong way from the spot to level the match at the City of Manchester Stadium. Great penalty.
  • Substitution
    88
    Kehl (in) - Götze (out) (Dortmund)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Y. Touré (Man. City) is shown a yellow card.

See also

  • Man. City

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Ajax, 24 October 2012, 3-1
  • Dortmund

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Real Madrid, 24 October 2012, 2-1
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