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Don't write off City yet, insists Real's Mourinho

Published on Oct 25, 2012 9:08 AM

DORTMUND, Germany (AFP) - Coach Jose Mourinho has said his Real Madrid are on course for the Champions League knock-out stages despite their 2-1 defeat at Dortmund, but warned Manchester City are still a danger in Group D.

Borussia Dortmund took the lead when Robert Lewandowski's first-half strike on Wednesday was cancelled out by Real's Cristiano Ronaldo before Germany defender Marcel Schmelzer hit the 64th-minute winner for the German champions.

Dortmund snatched top spot in the group from Real to lead with seven points leaving Madrid on six and Ajax on three following their 3-1 win over Manchester City, who are last with just a point.

But with three group games left, Mourinho insists the English champions can still roar back to win their next three games - home to Ajax, then Real, followed by a trip to Dortmund - and remain a threat.

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