Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid descend on Manchester knowing they cannot risk leaving empty-handed as the nine-time champions seek to close the Group D door firmly shut on a City side who have taken just two points from their opening four fixtures.
Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero (L) celebrates after scoring the second goal from a penalty during the English Premier League football match against Aston Villa at the Etihad stadium at the weekend. City smashed Villa 5-0 but face a far tougher test against Real Madrid.
It could have been so different for Roberto Mancini's expensively assembled City side -- they were on the brink of victory in the Bernabeu before Karim Benzema and Ronaldo overturned a 2-1 deficit in the last five minutes.
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