Manchester City may be one of the top teams in the EPL, but we cannot say the same for Champions League, as they are almost out of the league after their draw against Ajax at home.
MANCHESTER CITY - the champions of English Premier League last season, wanted to keep their hopes of getting into the second round alive by defeating Ajax in their Champions League encounter, but it has hit a major roadblock after they drew their all important Champions League game with the score reading 2-2. In all probability, they are out of the Champions League shattering their dream of winning the elusive title.
It was a must win game for Manchester City, but they were not up to the mark, in spite of putting one of their best teams in the park. They suffered a huge setback when Ajax scored two early goals within the first 17 minutes of the game, dampening the spirit of the City fans. Though, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero scored a goal each for City, but it was not enough for them to win the match. The referee was once again in the spotlight with some controversial decisions, disappointing Man City players and officials and their boss, Mancini, also said that the refereeing during the game was poor.
Man City is clubbed in one of the toughest groups of the Champions League alongside champion sides such as Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. So even a victory in their remaining matches against the likes of Madrid and Dortmund is not going to help them progress in the competition, as other fixtures in the group also need to produce results in their favour. As of now, Borussia Dortmund leads the table with eight points, Madrid (7), Ajax(4) and Manchester City (2).
It is only Manchester City that is in such a worse situation, as compared to the rest of the EPL teams like Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.