The Straits Times
Published on Dec 05, 2012

Woeful Manchester City bow out after Dortmund defeat


DORTMUND, Germany (AFP) - English champions Manchester City failed to save some face on Tuesday and qualify at least for the Europa League by putting up a limp performance in a 1-0 defeat by Group D winners Borussia Dortmund.

Julian Schieber scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute for the German champions, who finished the group with 14 points, while City finished bottom.

Having already been eliminated from the Champions League knock-out stage, City had a chance to take third place and qualify for the Europa League Round of 32.

But it was the first time that an English side finished a Champions League group stage with just three points and without a victory.