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Ten-man Madrid seal progress as City fall

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2012, 22.52CET
Manchester City FC 1-1 Real Madrid CF
Roberto Mancini's men were unable to conjure the win needed to keep their qualification hopes alive as ten-man Madrid sealed their own progress.
by Simon Hart
from City of Manchester Stadium

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Match statistics

Man. CityReal Madrid

Goals scored1
 
1
on target7
 
10
off target4
 
5
Corners4
 
2
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed22
 
12
Yellow cards5
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Possession (%)57
 
43

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2013 21:17 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 21 November 2012, 22.52CET

Ten-man Madrid seal progress as City fall

Manchester City FC 1-1 Real Madrid CF
Roberto Mancini's men were unable to conjure the win needed to keep their qualification hopes alive as ten-man Madrid sealed their own progress.

Real Madrid CF advanced to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League once again after a draw at Manchester City FC which confirmed the English title holders' early elimination for the second year running.

Karim Benzema's early goal put Madrid in control but City fought back to earn a draw through Sergio Agüero's spot kick after 74 minutes when Álvaro Arbeloa was shown red for the visitors. That goal kept City unbeaten at home in 20 European ties, a small consolation on the night their fate was sealed. Roberto Mancini's men remain bottom of Group D, a point behind AFC Ajax in the pursuit of a UEFA Europa League place, while Madrid's failure to win confirmed they will finish second behind Borussia Dortmund.

For City, Madrid's goal summed up the defensive shortcomings that have cost them dear. Mancini had lamented their lapses in concentration in his programme notes and the same happened again as Maicon allowed Benzema to ghost in behind the home defence and volley in Angel Di María's cross from close range.

City were starting with a back three of Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasić, supported out wide by Maicon and Aleksandar Kolarov, but the Premier League's meanest defence was opened up with ease during the opening half-hour.

Back on Mancunian turf for the first time since leaving Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo showed some typically smart footwork as he twice engineered crossing opportunities but Sami Khedira, the beneficiary both times, was off target. Ronaldo then broke through and lifted his shot over Hart yet Nastasić cleared superbly off the line and the Portuguese failed to convert on the rebound. Another near miss followed as Khedira broke through but was foiled by Hart.

"We'll fight to the end," sang the City fans as their already faint hopes dimmed further though Agüero provided a glimmer with a dipping shot that Iker Casillas tipped over. Then Maicon stormed into the box after a one-two with Agüero but steered his shot wide.

At half-time Mancini switched to a back four with Kolarov making way and Javi García stepping into midfield against his old club. The game was tighter now and on the hour Carlos Tévez entered the fray as Mancini went for broke.

Moments later Agüero looked certain to volley in Maicon's cross at the far post yet somehow Casillas got his body in the way. Agüero made amends with the equalising goal, tucking away the penalty after going down in the box under a challenge by Arbeloa. Madrid lost the full-back to a red card but José Mourinho's men were the ones with something to celebrate at the finish.

Last updated: 10/03/13 17.56CET

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Lineups

man. city

Man. City

real madrid

Real Madrid

1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
3
MaiconMaicon
Yellow Card40
3
PepePepe
4
KompanyVincent Kompany (C)
4
RamosSergio Ramos
Yellow Card61
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
Yellow Card58
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
8
NasriSamir Nasri
Yellow Card53
Substitution60
6
KhediraSami Khedira
10
DžekoEdin Džeko
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
13
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
Substitution46
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Goal10
Substitution75
16
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Goal73
Substitution88
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Yellow Card48
21
SilvaDavid Silva
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
Yellow Card32
Red Card73
33
NastasićMatija Nastasić
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
Substitution68
42
Y. TouréYaya Touré
Yellow Card29
22
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution87

Substitutes

30
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
13
AdánAntonio Adán (GK)
6
LescottJoleon Lescott
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
Substitution75
7
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution88
8
KakáKaká
11
SinclairScott Sinclair
10
ÖzilMesut Özil
14
Javi GarcíaJavi García
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+5
18
AlbiolRaúl Albiol
Substitution87
18
BarryGareth Barry
21
CallejónJosé Callejón
Substitution68
32
TévezCarlos Tévez
Substitution60
24
NachoNacho

Coach

Roberto Mancini (ITA) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)

Fourth official

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Andrea De Marco (ITA), Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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