Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid: City crash out after early Maicon error

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Manchester City have crashed out of the Champions League after an early error from Maicon meant the Premier League champions could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Real Madrid.

City needed to beat Jose Mourinho’s Madrid to stand any chance of making it out of Group D but had the worst possible start when they went a goal down after just 10 minutes.  

Maicon, who started as part of Roberto Mancini’s controversial 3-5-2 formation, failed to pick up Karim Benzema in the box and allowed the Frenchman to drift in at the far post and tap in the simplest of chances.

The early setback was a sign of things to come for the hosts as City suffered an onslaught of Madrid chances throughout the first-half.

The visitors could have been 2-0 up when former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo chipped the ball over Joe Hart but Natija Nastasic charged back to clear off the line.

Mancini’s side managed to survive until the break before bringing on Carlos Tevez in a bid to salvage their hopes.

Maicon stepped up his game in the second-half and worked very well down the right wing, playing numerous dangerous crosses into the area.

One attack in particular almost resulted in an equaliser just after the hour mark, when the Brazilian sent a cross towards the far post but a great save from Iker Casillas denied Sergio Aguero from two yards out.

However, the Argentinean did manage to beat the Spanish goalkeeper in the 74th minute when he slotted a penalty into the bottom right corner, after Alvaro Arbeloa was sent off.

The hosts piled on the pressure, making the most of their one man advantage, but Madrid held on for the draw to qualify alongside Borussia Dortmund, leaving City stranded at the bottom with just three points from five matches.

 



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