City threw a two-goal lead away against CSKA Moscow to draw 2-2 as hopes of progressing past the group stages took a major blow.
The Blues looked to be easing to victory after goals from Sergio Aguero and James Milner opened up a 2-0 lead at the break, but the hosts mounted a spirited fight-back in the second-half and with the help of a baffling late penalty award, earned an unlikely draw - a result that only really benefits AS Roma and Bayern Munich.
There are still nine points to play for and Roma's 7-1 home drubbing by Bayern Munich has made the situation slightly better, but City will surely have to win all three of the final three group games to end in the top two.
There was a surreal feeling as the players came out to a freezing and, of course, empty Arena Kimkhi as CSKA serve out their Uefa punishment for a series of punishable offences which included racist chanting.Read full match report
UEFA Champions League
As of: 21 October 2014, 7:58 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 45%
- Away possession: 55%
- Home: 3
- Away: 4
- Home: 7
- Away: 11
- Home: 2
- Away: 3