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Champions League: Man City 2-2 Ajax – Citizens Struggle At Etihad As Last 16 Hopes Fade (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 2-2 Ajax – Champions League – 6th November 2012

Manchester City’s hopes of making the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League were left hanging by a particularly weak thread after the Citizens could only draw with Ajax at the Etihad.

A brace from Ajax captain┬áSiem de Jong put the visitors two goals up within the first 17 minutes as a rather jaded looking home side struggled to deal with their opponent’s slick passing. However, on 22 minutes Yaya Toure got his side back in the game, courtesy of a fine swivelled volley.

After the break, Ajax once again looked the more comfortable side. although the introduction of Mario Balotelli did add a spark to City’s play. Then, with just 16 minutes left, Sergio Aguero bagged the equaliser as City improved. The diminutive Argentinian then had a goal chalked off by the referee, wrongly, for offside before a clear foul on Mario Balotelli in the box was ignored by the man in black, who blew for full-time instead.

The result sees the Citizens stay bottom of Group D and needing to beat both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund if they are to make it to the knockout phase. A tall order indeed.



Photos: PA

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By Alan Duffy on November 6th, 2012 in Champions League, Man City, Photos, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Champions League: Man City 2-2 Ajax – Citizens Struggle At Etihad As Last 16 Hopes Fade (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. Jood says:

    If that was a penalty, Balotelli should’ve had a free kick against him for shirt pulling seconds before his dying swan impression.

  2. chris says:

    Man City fans haven’t been this disappointed since they were Chelsea fans

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