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Mancini admits Man City enjoyed good fortune in Dortmund draw

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admitted his team were slightly fortunate to gain a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund thanks to a controversial penalty awarded in the last minute of this Champions League group tie. But the Italian also praised his keeper Joe Hart who kept the English champions in the game which eventually enabled City to snatch a point.

"We didn't play well. We didn't deserve to take this point but in the end it could be important. Borussia Dortmund played better than us and at this moment they are a better side.

We need to run and fight for every ball. We need to fight. It's not enough to have just a good quality. I knew before the game it was going to be difficult as Dortmund have more experience in the Champions League than us.

I think that Joe Hart saved us because he did very, very well. I know the problem and I will solve very quickly. If we don't improve it will be difficult (to qualify) but this point could be important."

However, the Italian was coy over what the problem is, smiling when asked the question, by saying, "You want to know too much!" but did hint his players need a different mentality playing Champions football as opposed to the Premier League.

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