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City 1-1 Napoli

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City 1
Napoli 1

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Posted by Chris Bailey

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Four decades after former boss Malcolm Allison predicted that City would terrorise Europe only to fall at the first hurdle, the Blues have a second chance to make that boast come true.

And this time around they didn’t start by completely fluffing their lines. Stuttered a little yes; but fluff no.  

City strode on to the biggest stage in club football with the élan and swagger of seasoned performers but they ran into an Italian team that lived up to virtually every stereotype in the football dictionary.

In the end the Roberto Mancini’s men were pleased with a point from their Group A opener courtesy of Aleksandar Kolarov’s thunderbolt free-kick 16 minutes from time.

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Match Stats

Possession
  • Duration: 94 minutes
  • Home possession: 68%
  • Away possession: 32%
On Target
  • Home: 4
  • Away: 2
Fouls
  • Home: 12
  • Away: 13
Offsides
  • Home: 1
  • Away: 1

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