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  • Date:03 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:00

Second Half ends, Manchester City 1, Borussia Dortmund 1.

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Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card.

90:00

Hand ball by Felipe Santana (Borussia Dortmund).

90:00

Attempt saved. Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

90:00

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Joe Hart.

90:00

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Felipe Santana.

90:00

Attempt missed. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Grosskreutz with a cross.

90:00

Goal! Manchester City 1, Borussia Dortmund 1. Mario Balotelli (Manchester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

88:00

Penalty conceded by Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

88:00

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ag"uero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

88:00

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Sebastian Kehl replaces Mario G"otze.

87:00

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Roman Weidenfeller.

87:00

Attempt saved. Sergio Ag"uero (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta with a cross.

86:00

Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:00

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

85:00

Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:00

Matija Nastasic (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:00

Foul by Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund).

83:00

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Kevin Grosskreutz replaces Ilkay G"undogan.

81:00

Substitution, Manchester City. Mario Balotelli replaces Ga"el Clichy.

80:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

79:00

Delay in match Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund) because of an injury.

79:00

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Marcel Schmelzer.

77:00

Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:00

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

76:00

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ilkay G"undogan with a cross.

75:00

Foul by Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund).

75:00

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:00

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ilkay G"undogan.

74:00

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Felipe Santana replaces Mats Hummels because of an injury.

73:00

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:00

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

69:00

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Lukasz Piszczek.

67:00

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Joe Hart.

67:00

Attempt saved. Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

67:00

Attempt blocked. Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mats Hummels.

65:00

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Joe Hart.

65:00

Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski with a through ball.

64:00

Offside, Manchester City. Edin Dzeko tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Kolarov is caught offside.

61:00

Goal! Manchester City 0, Borussia Dortmund 1. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

61:00

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Sergio Ag"uero is caught offside.

59:00

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:00

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

58:00

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:00

Foul by Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund).

58:00

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:00

Attempt blocked. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edin Dzeko with a headed pass.

57:00

Substitution, Manchester City. Aleksandar Kolarov replaces Samir Nasri.

56:00

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Mario G"otze.

54:00

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Joe Hart.

54:00

Attempt saved. Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

46:00

Ga"el Clichy (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:00

Foul by Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund).

46:00

Attempt blocked. Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

45:00

Second Half begins Manchester City 0, Borussia Dortmund 0.

45:00

First Half ends, Manchester City 0, Borussia Dortmund 0.

45:00

Attempt saved. Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski with a cross.

45:00

Attempt missed. David Silva (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

43:00

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:00

Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).

43:00

Offside, Manchester City. Matija Nastasic tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

42:00

Foul by Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund).

39:00

Attempt saved. Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

39:00

Attempt saved. Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marco Reus.

38:00

Attempt blocked. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario G"otze.

37:00

Offside, Manchester City. Matija Nastasic tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

36:00

Foul by Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund).

36:00

Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:00

Attempt missed. Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

35:00

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Ga"el Clichy.

35:00

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Roman Weidenfeller.

34:00

Attempt saved. Sergio Ag"uero (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva.

34:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30:00

Attempt missed. Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jakub Blaszczykowski.

29:00

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Sergio Ag"uero is caught offside.

29:00

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:00

Foul by Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund).

28:00

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:00

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:00

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

28:00

Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:00

Foul by Ga"el Clichy (Manchester City).

27:00

Attempt saved. Sergio Ag"uero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva with a through ball.

26:00

Offside, Manchester City. Samir Nasri tries a through ball, but Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

25:00

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:00

Foul by Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund).

25:00

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:00

Foul by Sergio Ag"uero (Manchester City).

23:00

Foul by Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).

23:00

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:00

Foul by Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund).

14:00

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:00

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

12:00

Attempt missed. Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12:00

Attempt blocked. Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:00

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Joe Hart.

12:00

Attempt saved. Mario G"otze (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

8:00

Attempt missed. Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Silva.

8:00

Attempt saved. Sergio Ag"uero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva with a through ball.

7:00

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek with a cross.

6:00

Ilkay G"undogan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:00

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

2:00

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcel Schmelzer with a cross.

1:00

Attempt saved. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

Match Preview

Manchester City will be looking for their first European victory this season when they face German champions Borrusia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium.

This is the second consecutive season Manchester City have been placed in 'The Group of Death' in the group stages, and with Real Madrid looking increasingly likely to claim top spot – City will need victories over Dortmund and Ajax if they are to have any hope of progressing. Dortmund will also be looking to progress – and with already 3 points this season courtesy of a 1-0 victory over European giants Ajax – a victory for Dortmund will put them in a great position to qualify.

Last season saw Manchester City fail to qualify to the knock-out stages, albeit with 10 points to their name. Dortmund too, failed to progress, only earning themselves 4 points in a far less difficult group. Both teams are reigning champions of their respective domestic leagues – although neither have started the season in the way they expected, qualification to the knock-out stages will surely act as a catalyst for their campaign.

Manchester City Last 5 Results: D – L – D – L - W

Roberto Mancini's men are in a very poor run of form lately. Although earning a point away at The Britannia and a draw at home to Arsenal may be seen as decent results – defeats to Real Madrid and recently Aston Villa have seen Manchester City, most notably their back line, look all out of sorts.

The defeat to Aston Villa has come as the biggest shock to City so far this season. Although The Capital One Cup is far from the top of Mancini's priorities this season – it is still a competition he would rather be in. Now left with only the FA Cup and Premiership to fight for domestically, qualification to the knock-out stages will be crucial for Mancini.

Last weekend saw Manchester City earn three points at Craven Cottage. Beating Fulham 2-1 in the process. Goals for Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko have started to gain some momentum for Mancini's men. This was Augero's first goal of the season – and with him firing, expect City to start regaining the form that saw them become champions last season.

Borussia Dortmund Last 5 Results: W – W – L – D – W

Dortmund come into this game in better form than their opponents. Although dominant in the Bundesliga for the past two years – Dortmund find themselves third - 7 points behind Bayern Munich, who have started the season perfectly.

Dortmund already have a win in Europe this season. A 1-0 victory over Ajax, courtesy of a Robert Lewandowski strike see's Dortmund second in Group D. A victory over Man City for the German side will no doubt see them favourites to qualify – behind Real Madrid of course.

Player To Watch: Manchester City – Joe Hart

After single-handedly keeping Man City in the game at The Bernabeu, Joe Hart came under some scrutiny for his post-match comments. Roberto Mancini was not happy with The England No.1, who criticized his team for not keeping out Madrid in the last 5 minutes of the game. 

Hart said: 'Its not on. You can't go 2-1 up and lost the game. We can only blame ourselves. They are a very good team, so are we. We dug deep, got a lead twice and threw it away. Its hard to come off the field after losing 3-2 and be positive.' Although these comments angered Mancini – the one positive he can take out of the result was the performance on his goalkeeper. Hart made a handful of world class saves to deny the Madrid superstars, and was only beaten by two world class finishes and his normally colossal of a center back ducking out the way of a shot.

Man City will be hoping Hart can produce the same performance against Dortmund as he did against Madrid in order for them to progress in to the knock-out stages. Although only time will tell how Hart has reacted to Mancini's stern words.

Player To Watch: Borussia Dortmund – Robert Lewandowski

Last season saw Lewandowski earn the Bundesliga player of the Season – he finished third top goal scorer with 22 goals, as well as earning 6 assists. He has become a key figure for the German side, and Dortmund will look to him for the goals required to win this game. Manchester City's backline is far from effective right now, Lewandowski will be looking for service from the likes of Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, and Jakub Blaszczykowski to get his side back in to the knock-out stages of European Football.

Having scored Dortmund's only goal in The Champions League this season, Lewandowski will be keen to put his name on the transfer market with a performance against English Champions, Manchester City. Lewandowski has 2 goals in The Champions League for Dortmund – and will be keen to add to his ever increasing goal tally for The German Champions.

Probable Line Up – Manchester City:  Hart - Zabaleta - Nastasic - Kompany - Glichy - Toure - Garcia - Silva - Nasri - Aguero - Tevez 

Probable Line Up – Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek - Subotic - Hummels - Schmelzer - Gundogan - Kehl - Blaszcyzowski - Gotze - Reus - Lewandowski 

Predicted Score: 3-1

Manchester City are having a horrible time of late. Losing to Real Madrid hurt them – followed by a shock defeat to Aston Villa. This has seen last seasons champions look a completely different side.

However, I believe Mancini will sort his team out prior to the game on Wednesday – and The English Champions will have to much class for Dortmund.

Dortmund in themselves are a great side, along with the likes of Gotze and Reus, could well cause some damage to City – but with their league form stuttering for the first time in some time, Dortmund will struggle with the likes of Carlos Tevez, a fit Sergio Aguero and David Silva.

Match Report

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