Thursday, March 15, 2012

Manchester City Lose to Sporting Lisbon

Goals from Matias Fernandez and the first half of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel joined a 2-0 Sporting deserve a city slowly began to leave the difficult task of scoring four goals in the second half.

However, Roberto Mancini, vibration and change your team back into the game through two goals from Sergio Aguero on both sides of a penalty on Mario Balotelli.


Aguero goal for the home team fans hope with a third goal nine minutes from time, but despite throwing everything at Sporting, who can not find the room.

The midfielder David Pizarro was given a start shortly after Gareth Barry does not recover after an accident in time, while Joleon Lescott was lost again.

Agüero started in Balotelli mission objectives of the City and Alexandre Xandao that Sporting heeled goal in the first leg, the party begins.

Sporting started the game brighter and Xandao go close with a header in the first period, but an important first step for both teams only air to Etihad Stadium, which is barely enough Although the importance of play.

The parties have been denied a criminal complaint when Fernandez fell to the challenge of Stefan Savic awkward. Unimpressed with his histrionics, the referee not five minutes later midfielder dive just outside this area - although Pizarro appeared to catch his partner

The city seemed deprived of pace in the first half when they see the long ball, while holding the foam Fernandez went unchecked.

It was Fernandez opened the scoring with an excellent shot from 25 yards. Chile fell to the challenge of Balotelli and steps to terminate an effort in power far too into it to keep diving Joe Hart, despite getting a strong hand in it.

Sporting deserve extended their lead within ten minutes later with a brilliant team goal. A field was led by Van Wolfswinkel who spread the ball around Marat Izmailov, the Dutch professionals around the former player of Utrecht and sweep the house seems to kill the tie.

Although his team is desperate for goals in the second half, Roberto Mancini, has brought Adam Johnson, who showed some bright spots in the first half to keep the midfielder Nigel de Jong and take a Pizarro Edin Dzeko.

City were back in the game on the hour markers with the relevant part of the game player like Yaya Toure to the unit area with the ball before finding domain Aguero did well to finish in the corner on.

Aim of bringing the city to life and immediately took control of proceedings as Sporting began to worry and try to protect themselves.

The pressure of the city, said 15 minutes later, Renato Neto met Aguero and Balotelli, who was largely absent from the night the steps to draw the teams level at night.

Agüero then send the home fans into ecstasy, with just under 10 minutes remaining. Shot in a corner of the Argentine striker Dzeko, who was alone in the back, break the ball.

City had one last chance as Joe Hart has come a corner and saw a headline tilted by Patrick, but they can not get a winner and crashed outside the Europa League Premier League with Manchester United.

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