Manchester City have been left needing divine intervention if they are to progress to the next stage of the Champions League, according to manager Roberto Mancini, the BBC
City were beaten 3-1 by Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening, despite taking the lead through France midfielder Samir Nasri in the first-half. But Siem de Jong equalised just before half-time and after the break the home side took charge, with Niklas Moisander putting the hosts in front just before the hour mark and Christian Eriksen extending the advantage just after.
The result leaves the Premier League champions bottom of the group with a single point from their first three games. By contrast, Borussia Dortmund are top of the pile with seven points after beating Real Madrid in Germany 2-1. Madrid however stay second, leading Ajax by three points.
Mancini attempted to take the blame for the defeat after the match. He said: “It’s my fault because I prepared badly for this game. There’s one team with seven points, one team with six and one with three. It will be a miracle.”
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