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Sports Reporter — Guardian

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Manuel Pellegrini and Vincent Kompany hail ‘special’ Sergio Agüero

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini hailed Sergio Agüero as "one of the best players in the world" after the hat-trick that allowed Manchester City to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich, although qualification to the Champions League knockout stage remains out their hands before the final match at Roma.

Sergio Agüero’s taste for late drama rescues Manchester City’s defence

theguardian.com — There are unbelievable finishes to crucial games and then there are unbelievable Sergio Agüero finishes to crucial games. The denouement of this one was even crazier than the famous one against Queens Park Rangers from a couple of years ago.

Mancester City v Bayern Munich: five talking points

theguardian.com — Sergio Agüero's late late show has given the Manchester City manager a lifeline but whether or not his team qualify for the knockout stage he should still be under serious scrutiny for going into the final group match with only five points and this victory their sole win.

Ryan Giggs: Chelsea are head and shoulders above everyone else

theguardian.com — Ryan Giggs believe the Premier League has become like the Championship as "anyone can beat anyone", though the Manchester United assistant manager admits Chelsea currently occupy a level above. United stand fourth after beating Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday, a first away win of the campaign for Louis van Gaal's team.

Manchester City players’ future rests on Champions League - Samir Nasri

theguardian.com — Samir Nasri believes the futures of Manchester City's leading players are at stake, stating the team must qualify for the Champions League knockout stage or "next year it's going to be new players, it's going to be everything".

Martin Demichelis believes Bayern Munich won’t hold back

irishtimes.com — Bayern Munich player, Martin Demichelis knows the challenge Manchester City face when Pep Guardiola's team take to the Etihad Stadium pitch.The seven years Demichelis played for "FC Hollywood" until 2010 yielded four German titles and an intimate knowledge of how Bayern always focus on business whatever the stakes.

Martín Demichelis hopes insider knowledge on Bayern will reap rewards

theguardian.com — As a former Bayern Munich player Martín Demichelis knows the challenge Manchester City face when Pep Guardiola's team take to the Etihad Stadium pitch on Tuesday evening. The seven years Demichelis played for "FC Hollywood" until 2010 yielded four German titles and an intimate knowledge of how Bayern always focus on business whatever the stakes.

Xabi Alonso: Manchester City can succeed in Champions League

theguardian.com — Xabi Alonso has warned Manchester City that winning the Champions League is not just about spending a fortune, as the midfielder cited Liverpool's 2005 triumph. Alonso, who will play for Bayern Munich in Tuesday evening's Group E match with Manchester City, was a member of the Rafael Benitez team that defeated Milan on penalties to win the competition nine years ago.

Manuel Pellegrini denies pressure to reach Champions League knockout

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini has denied feeling any "extra pressure" to take Manchester City into the Champions League knockout phase ahead of Bayern Munich's visit on Tuesday evening. With City bottom of Group E on two points and only Bayern and Roma left to play, they have to win each game to retain the best hope of emerging from the phase while also requiring other results to go their way.

Sergio Agüero and Stevan Jovetic sit out Manchester City training

theguardian.com — Sergio Agüero and Stevan Jovetic sat out Manchester City's training session on Monday morning, casting doubt over their availability for Tuesday's crucial Champions League game with Bayern Munich. Agüero and Jovetic each started Saturday's 2-1 win over Swansea City.
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Fair to say that football is the winner here tonight...

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Whatever happens from here City should never be in this position...

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The Ribery beard like he's recently got into the estuary poets...

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1-nil up v 10 men: City gave no excuse if they don't pull this around to win it...

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Hart beaten by a clever Alonso pea roller straight from the playground playbook... 1-1

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1-0 City: Aguero pen after Benatia sent off...

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