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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted Wednesday that his team has no chance of qualifying for the next round of the UEFA Champions League after its 2-2 draw against Ajax. “Unfortunately, we added just one point and now I think the Champions League is over,” said the coach, referring to his team’s chances to occupy one of the two places that give access to the knockout stage. Placed in the “group of death” along with Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City has just two points in four matches, putting in doubt even to reach the third position, which gives access to the UEFA Europe League. Mathematically, the Citizens still have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League if they beat Real Madrid in Manchester and the Germans in Dortmund, but then must wait for the Dutch fall in Germany and achieve at least a point at the Bernabeu (against Real Madrid). Mancini even joked with his team choices: “If we win these two games I think ou...

Mancini will not face action

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will not face disciplinary action after confronting the referee following his side's controversial Champions League draw with Ajax. UEFA have confirmed that the incident was not reported by either referee Peter Rasmussen or their match delegate at the Etihad Stadium. Mancini came onto the field after a stormy final few minutes in which...

Mancini to blame for City's fiasco

Manchester City saw their hopes in the Champions League all but extinguished Tuesday night after a 2-2 draw against Dutch champions Ajax left their fate out of their hands. The game was marred by two contentious refereeing decisions that had City fuming at the whistle, but that will not change an essential fact: Roberto Mancini and his men simply have not deserved their place in...

Mancini:“The referee and his staff were really poor tonight’ after tie in Champions League

Manchester City 2-2 Ajax Amsterdam Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini reacts: “The referee and his staff were really poor tonight, I think that we scored three goals and we conceded two stupid goals,” he said. “I told the referee that it was a goal – I didn’t see the last situation with Mario for the penalty decision but the players told me that it should have been....

Mancini: City’s Last Chance

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has plenty of injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s must-win UEFA Champions League match against Ajax at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City manager won’t face disciplinary actions for confronting match officials

Manchester City manager won’t face disciplinary actions for confronting match officials - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester City manager Roberto Mancini won’t be facing a touchline ban for confronting the referees after their 2-2 draw with Ajax in the Champions League. Manchester City’s dream of qualifying for the knockout stages suffered a massive blow as they...

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini: Money, Power and Respect?

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini: Money, Power and Respect? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNovember, November. Aside from Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th, the 45th week of 2012 also offered much public interest in two high-profile jobs and their current occupants. One entitles the incumbent to the oval office, the other sits in the dugout at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester...

Liverpool winning Djuricic battle

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... THE SUN Pep Guardiola has turned up the heat on Roberto Mancini by opening the door for a summer move to Manchester City . Pablo Zabaleta insists Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is not a mad man...

Man City draws 2-2 with Ajax, keeps CL hopes alive

Manchester City's hopes of avoiding Champions League elimination at the group stage for the second successive year are extremely slim after being held to a 2-2 draw by Ajax on Tuesday. The English champions conceded twice in the opening 17 minutes when Siem de Jong exploited their defensive frailties with a close-range finish and a header. Although Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero...
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