Manchester City crashed out of Europe last night, losing 1-0 to German champions Borussia Dortmund
For the English Champions, it was the second year in a row they had gone out of the group stage of the Champions League.
If last year was a tester year in the group of death, then this was a worse performance as they failed to register a single win in the competition, drawing three at home and losing all of their away games.
There will be no European football at the Etihad stadium in the new year either as City failed to come third in their group.
On a positive, the blues can focus on defending their Premier League title but after spending so much money in recent seasons it is another blow to Roberto Mancini’s side.
With the coach also growing under more pressure as speculation about his future and perhaps a return to English football for Jose Mourinho at the Etihad Stadium builds momentum, the result is not what he wanted.
He did however admit that he was not embarrassed by the clubs defeat. He said:” It can be embarrassing if you don’t play at 100%. But when you do play 100%, you
They need to pick up their confidence quickly as top of the table and local rivals Manchester United are next in line for the side, who are full of confidence having already qualified for the knockout stages.