|City boss Mancini has a word with referees after 2-2 Ajax stalemate|
Manchester City fell behind 2-0 in just over quarter an hour against Ajax at the Eitihad Stadium with Dutch international Seim de Jong scoring both goals. Yaya Toure pulled one back for the Citizens halfway through the first half and Argentine hotshot Sergio Aguero netted in the 74th minute to end it 2-2 at the final whistle but a point doesn’t look good enough for Roberto Mancini’s side who look certain to be eliminated.
City sit rock bottom in the Group D with two points and even victory in their two remaining matches against group leaders Borussia Dortmund and second-placed Real Madrid may still not be enough to sail them through to the knockout stages.
The ‘Group of Death’s’ other hopefuls Dortmund and Madrid were also involved in a 2-2 stalemate which ensured they remain first and second in the group respectively. Marco Reus gave the German champions the lead in the 28th minute with a fine swerving volley but Pepe restored parity in the 34th minute for Los Blancos only for Arbeloa to score an own goal to restore the German’s lead just before the interval.
Jose Mourinho’s men had the lion share of possession in the second period but could not break down a stubborn Dortmund defence. It took a Mesut Ozil master set piece in the dying minutes of the game to salvage a draw for Madrid and deny Jurgen Klopp’s charges from completing a historic double over the 9-time Champions League winners.