Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-1 Manchester City as Silva strike cancels out Raffael’s opener goal and Referee sends off two players after City’s equaliser.
Manchester City took on german side Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday night in what will be a very crucial game at the Borussia-Park stadium. City needed atleast a draw to keep themselves on track for qualification to knockout stages but they had to dealt with early blow when Raffael scored in just 23rd minute to put M’Gladbach in lead. However City revived and scored the equalizer just before the break to make it 1-1 on the night.
David Silva’s deft equaliser ensured Manchester City reached the Champions League knockout stage for a fourth consecutive season with a draw at Borussia Monchengladbach. City trailed when Raffael netted a rising 15-yard drive past Claudio Bravo from a central position. But Silva slid in at the near post to convert Kevin de Bruyne’s low cross before the break. City improved after half-time, helped by the dismissal of home skipper Lars Stindl for two yellow cards.
However, the visitors were also reduced to 10 men when Fernandinho was booked for a second time for a needless tug on Raffael’s shirt inside the Monchengladbach half. Despite more space for both sides to exploit, the game failed to open up in the final half-hour. But the point, coupled with Celtic’s home defeat by leaders Barcelona, clinches second place in Group C for Pep Guardiola’s men. The Blues cannot catch the Spanish champions, who are four points clear with one round of matches to play.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 – 1 Manchester City UEFA Champions League Match Highlights
- 23′ 1 – 0 Raffael gave deserving lead to german side in just 23rd minute and at that point it looked like Gladbach will cause an upset.
- 45′ 1 – 1 David Silva however brough City back into the game on the stroke of halftime and City had a sigh of relief.
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