CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WRAP: Man City dumped out, Arsenal through along with AC Milan, Schalke

Manchester City have been dumped out of the Champions League for a second successive season following tonight’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.

The Premier League champions required a victory at home against the Spanish title-holders but things started poorly when Karim Benzema put the visitors ahead in the 10th minute.

City were given late hope when Sergio Aguero converted from the spot following a questionable penalty but it wasn’t enough as Roberto Mancini’s men failed to record maximum points to sit at the foot of the Group D table.

Borussia Dortmund went to the top of the group thanks to a 4-1 away win over Ajax whose progression chances were also extinguished. Robert Lewandowski netted a brace whilst Marco Reus and Mario Gotze were also among the goals.

In Group B, Arsenal moved through to the next phase courtesy of a 2-0 home win over Montpellier courtesy of second-half goals from Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski as Schalke also secured their path into the Round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Olympiakos at home.

Group A saw Paris Saint-Germain ease past Dynamo Kiev with a 2-0 victory in Ukraine thanks to an Ezequiel Lavezzi double whiulst group leaders Porto saw off Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 to continue the Croatian side’s run of no points in five matches in the competition.

And finally, Malaga and AC Milan both moved through in Group C with the Spaniards drawing 2-2 at Zenit St Petersburg and the Italians beating Anderlecht 3-1 in Belgium.

2012/13 UEFA Champions League scores – Match Day 5

Group A

Dynamo Kiev (UKR): 0
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA): 2 (Ezequiel Lavezzi 45’/52’)
Olimpiysky National Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine – 36,712

FC Porto (POR): 3 (Lucho Gonzalez 20’, Joao Moutinho 67’, Silvestre Varela 85’)
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO): 0
Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal – 27,603

Group B

Arsenal (ENG): 2 (Jack Wilshere 49’, Lukas Podolski 63’)
Montpellier (FRA): 0
Emirates Stadium, London, England – 59,760

Schalke 04 (GER): 1 (Christian Fuchs 77’)
Olympiakos (GRE): 0
Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany – 52,254

Group C

Zenit St Petersburg (RUS): 2 (Danny 49’, Viktor Fayzulin 87’)
Malaga (SPN): 2 (Diego Buonanotte 8’, Sebastian Fernandez 9’)
Petrovsky Stadium, St Petersburg, Russia – 18,347

Anderlecht (BEL): 1 (Tom de Sutter 79’, red card: Bram Nuytinck 70’)
AC Milan (ITA): 3 (Stephan El Shaarawy 47’, Philippe Mexes 72’, Alexandre Pato 90’)
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels, Belgium – 19,803

Group D

Ajax (NED): 1 (Danny Hoesen 86’)
Borussia Dortmund (GER): 4 (Marco Reus 8’, Mario Gotze 36’, Robert Lewandowski 41’/67’)
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Holland – 47,500

Manchester City (ENG): 1 (Sergio Aguero (p) 74’)
Real Madrid (SPN): 1 (Karim Benzema 10’, red card: Alvaro Arbeloa 73’)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England – 45,740

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