(Sporting Alert) — Manchester City European campaign was labelled as disgraceful after the Premier League side was dumped from the Champions League and the Europa League.
Roberto Mancini side, drawn in the difficult group of death with Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund and the team failed to win a single group game – which saw the defending Premier League champions finishing dead last in Group D with three points.
On Tuesday, already knowing that the Champions League dream was over, Manchester City was hoping to secure a place in the Europa League.
However, a 57th minute strike from Julian Scheiber condemn The Citizens’ dismal outing in Europe this season.
Real Madrid, with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and brace from Jose Callejon, defeated Ajax 4-1 to finish second to Dortmund in the group.
Meanwhile, another Barclays Premier League side, Arsenal was beaten 2-1 by Olympiakos at Karaiskakis Stadium, but the Gunners had already booked their place in the final 16.
Paris Saint Germain turned back Porto 2-1, with Ezequiel Lavezzi netting the winner in the 61st minute of play.
Champions League Results – Dec. 4
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE vs. Group stage, Group A
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Dinamo Zagreb 1 vs. 1 Dynamo K.
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Paris Saint Germain 2 vs. 1 Porto
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE vs. Group stage, Group B
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Montpellier 1 vs. 1 Schalke 04
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Olympiakos 2 vs. 1 Arsenal
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE vs. Group stage, Group C
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Malaga 2 vs. 2 Anderlecht
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Milan 0 vs. 1 Zenit
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE vs. Group stage, Group D
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Borussia Dortmund 1 vs. 0 Manchester City
20 vs. 45 FT ‘ Real Madrid 4 vs. 1 Ajax