Manchester City vs. Ajax: Champions League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England.
A scintillating affair in Manchester came to an end amid some controversy as Roberto Mancini's men failed to take three points from a must-win game.
Frank de Boer's side went 2-0 up in the first 20 minutes following slack marking from corners. Siem de Jong bagged both to put City's chances to the sword right from the off.
Yaya Toure fired in a superb volley to restore hope before the break, then Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero combined so the Argentine could level matters.
The Citizens had several penalty appeals turned down throughout the game and will feel aggrieved at the result.
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Amid some controversy, the referee blows the whistle.
The ball is put into the box, Dzeko knocks it down and Balotelli is hauled to the floor.
No penalty. Unbelievable.
90+3'—Last chance here. City have a free kick and Hart will pump it in...
Boerrigter off, Sana on.
90+2'—It falls to Fischer and he blasts it so wide it goes for a throw in.
90+1'—Ajax press late on and Eriksen's shot is tipped over by Hart. Corner to follow...
89'—City press forward desperately in search of the winner but the killer ball won't come!
Three minutes of added time to come!
Unreal! City score at the death but Kolarov, the crosser, is ruled offside. Aguero sticks it in the net but it doesn't count.
Checking the replay, that's not offside.
Fischer on, Poulsen off.
86'—HOW'S HE MISSED?
Kolarov's brilliant low cross from the left falls to Dzeko, who puts it wide 2 yards from goal.
Barry off, Kolarov on.
84'—YELLOW CARD! POULSEN OF AJAX
83'—It's cleared and Ajax move away. This is going to be a frantic final five minutes.
82'—Free kick to City near the right byline outside the box. Big chance here.
81'—Ajax trying to slow this down now and Eriksen is seeing a lot of the ball.
80'—Final ten minutes. Can City turn this around and grab the all important third?
78'—SO CLOSE FOR CITY!
A free kick is floated in from the right and Balotelli meets it. His header across goal is palmed away acrobatically by Vermeer!
Enoch Enoh ON, Lasse Schone off
76'—Great stuff from City as they switch the ball from flank to flank and Aguero is (wrongly) called offside.
The crowd are in full voice and this team can sense blood.
Sergio Aguero makes it 2-2!
Long ball from Hart finds Balotelli. His excellent flick on sends Aguero one vs. one with the 'keeper and there's only one winner.
A cool finish into the corner sees City level.
73'—GOAL FOR CITY!
Hart palms de Jong's strong effort out for a throw in. Great free kick from the Dutch midfielder, bent around the wall and sneaking inside the post.
70'—Fantastic stuff once more from Ajax sees Schone roll Toure's challenge to win a free kick 28(ish) yards out.
68'—Christian Eriksen is a really clever player. He acquitted himself poorly at Euro 2012 for Denmark, but in both games against City this season he's been fantastic. He just tackled Dezko...
67'—Ajax now enjoying their own spell on the edge of City's box as they look to slow the tempo of this game right down.
Van Rhijn's brilliant cross bounces off Zabaleta for a corner.
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