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Manchester City bow out despite Bayern win

Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 23.00CET
Manchester City FC 2-0 FC Bayern München
David Silva and Yaya Touré ensured Roberto Mancini's side fulfilled their side of the bargain but SSC Napoli's victory meant it was in vain.
by Simon Hart
from City of Manchester Stadium

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Match statistics

Man. CityBayern

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners4
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
13
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

Group A

PPts
1FC Bayern München Bayern613
2SSC Napoli Napoli611
3Manchester City FC Man. City610
4Villarreal CF Villarreal60
Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:42 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 23.00CET

Manchester City bow out despite Bayern win

Manchester City FC 2-0 FC Bayern München
David Silva and Yaya Touré ensured Roberto Mancini's side fulfilled their side of the bargain but SSC Napoli's victory meant it was in vain.

Manchester City FC got the win they had to deliver but it was not enough to save their inaugural UEFA Champions League campaign.

Although David Silva and Yaya Touré scored to earn the Premier League leaders a 2-0 success against Group A winners FC Bayern München, the celebratory mood turned flat when news filtered through in the second half that SSC Napoli, who started the night a point above City, had the goal they needed at Villarreal CF, which soon became two. So City were forced to settle for a place in the UEFA Europa League last 32 on a night when the UEFA Champions League lost both its Manchester clubs.

City went into the game knowing their fate was only partly in their own hands but the sight of an under-strength Bayern team was an immediate boost. With Bayern already assured top spot, coach Jupp Heynckes made seven changes from their weekend victory against SV Werder Bremen, with flu victims Mario Gomez and Thomas Müller among those dropping to the bench.

Roberto Mancini's side are scoring for fun in the Premier League but they threatened little in a nervy first half-hour. Sergio Agüero put a header over the bar from Samir Nasri's cross in the sixth minute while at the other end, Ivica Olić gave City a scare when he broke on to a headed flick by Nils Pietersen but the Croatian's near-post drive was pushed behind by Joe Hart.

The subdued home crowd burst into life when Silva put City in front with a spectacular strike after 37 minutes. Edin Džeko touched on Stefan Savić's infield pass and Silva still had plenty to do but, cutting across the edge of the box, he took one touch before lashing a fierce shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Silva's strike means City have scored against all 19 teams they have faced this season and they could have had a second before half-time. Agüero rounded Butt but was denied by Boateng's sliding clearance, then the 37-year-old keeper parried a Silva drive, with Gareth Barry unable to keep his follow-up down.

No fear, the hosts had their second soon after the restart. A sweet flurry of passes meant Džeko's final pass left Touré free to roll the ball past Butt. Barry and Agüero kept Butt's hands warm but events in Spain ensured only the Bayern fans up in the East Stand were singing with any real relish.

Last updated: 27/11/12 8.20CET

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Quotes

  • Roberto Mancini

    Read more"Our lives continue, we go to the Europa League. It is a very important trophy which I have not won before so we will try to do that."

  • Jupp Heynckes

    Read more"They have a very good team but had we been all full strength today and had to win, then we would have won here"

Lineups

man. city

Man. City

bayern

Bayern

25
HartJoe Hart (GK)
22
ButtJörg Butt (GK) (C)
4
KompanyVincent Kompany (C)
9
PetersenNils Petersen
Substitution81
6
LescottJoleon Lescott
11
OlićIvica Olić
Yellow Card14
10
DžekoEdin Džeko
Substitution77
13
RafinhaRafinha
15
SavićStefan Savić
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
16
AgüeroSergio Agüero
23
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
18
BarryGareth Barry
26
ContentoDiego Contento
19
NasriSamir Nasri
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Goal36
Substitution84
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
22
ClichyGaël Clichy
30
Luiz GustavoLuiz Gustavo
Yellow Card35
42
Y. TouréYaya Touré
Goal52
Substitution81
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

30
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
7
MilnerJames Milner
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
11
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson
Substitution84
14
UsamiTakashi Usami
Substitution81
28
K. TouréKolo Touré
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
34
N. De JongNigel de Jong
Substitution77
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
45
BalotelliMario Balotelli
Substitution81
33
GomezMario Gomez

Coach

Roberto Mancini (ITA) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Frédéric Cano (FRA)

Fourth official

Hervé Piccirillo (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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