Arsenal win, Man City out
Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage for the second year in a row after they managed only a 1-1 draw at home with Real Madrid Thursday morning (Thailand time).
- Published: 22/11/2012 at 04:47 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
City needed to win to have a chance to advance to the last 16.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Madrid just short of the 10-minute mark with a five-yard shot into the top left corner of the goal.
Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City fans a thrill when he drew the home side level with a penalty in the 73rd minute, but City rarely challenged for the lead as they bowed out of the competition.
Real secured their place in the knockout stage along with Borussia Dortmund, who defeated Ajax 4-1 to win Group D.
Two excellent second-half goals gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Montpellier at the Emirates, a result that saw the Gunners qualify from Champions League Group B.
After a scoreless first half, Jack Wilshere put Arsenal ahead with a close range shot that gave goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren no chance.
Lukas Podolski added the clincher for the English side in the 63rd minute, with a tap-in after more poor defensive play by Montpellier.
Schalke's 1-0 win over Olympiakos in Germany means that both Arsenal and the Gelsenkirchen side qualify for the last 16.
In other Champions League action on Thursday:
Dynamo Kiev 0-2 Paris St Germain
FC Porto 1-0 Din Zagreb
Zenit St Petersburg 2-2 Malaga
Anderlecht 1-3 AC Milan
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