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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    That's a wrap from us then. A bad week in the Champions League for the Premier League sides. Can our lads in the Europa League fare any better?

    Join us tomorrow night and find out.

  2. Text us on 81111

    Pete in Falmouth: Yes, City are technically still able to qualify. Can you really see them beating Bayern AND Roma on current form? Even one would be pushing it...

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ben Matthews: Man City players seem to expect to win without effort. They don't sprint and harry and chase. Resting on their laurels.

  4. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "It's difficult to understand why we played such a low performance today.

    "We played well against Manchester United at the weekend and we had a chance to win here at home.

    "But if you give away two poor goals, you make it hard for yourself.

    "It's not my place to criticise the referee, especially in this game when his mistakes weren't just the difference in the result.

    "I don't want to link the referee with the result."

  5. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    The more you see Diego Costa's 'offside' goal, and Oscar's penalty appeal, the worse they get...

  6. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    More from The Independent's Ian Herbert on Manchester City's performance: "Maybe a little bit of fear is necessary in players - a bit of an edge that a manager can give them.

    Pablo Zabaleta

    "You thought that when City went out of the league cup last week, Pellegrini might have given them a bit of a talking to.

    "But, he hasn't really shaken them up and they currently look like a side incapable of coming back in to games when they fall behind."

  7. Text us on 81111

    Jamie in Leeds: Why are teams sticking to their current transfer policy of signing unproven foreign players? Its pretty obvious over the last few years that this isn't improving English teams in Europe. Why not start focusing on academy players and developing quality players? Better for English talent and cheaper surely?

  8. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho when asked what he thought of travelling Chelsea fans asking him to give them a song:

    "Forget it."

  9. "The referee did not have a good night"

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    More reaction from Jose Mourinho - who felt that Diego Costa should have had a goal allowed instead of being ruled out for offside.

    He is also not happy with his side.

    "Many times surprises happen when people are not fully focused, when they believe the game can't be a difficult one," Mourinho said.

    "Only when Maribor scored did the players realise the game was in danger. After that, a fantastic reaction. We deserved to win, clearly.

    "We scored two goals, two very good goals. The second goal, the referee (Italian Daniele Orsato) decided to disallow but it's a clear goal.

    "Normally we should win because we scored two goals. But we have to accept it.

    "We didn't reach the number of goals that we should have in the second half, but the team played well. And we scored a great second goal.

    "And the referee's team did not have a good night."

  10. Text us on 81111

    Dan in Northwood: Out of the combined 16 CL matches involving premier league teams this season, the four English clubs have kept just 2 clean sheets between them, both from Chelsea. Best league in the world defending with like this? I doubt it. Spanish clubs have kept 8 and German clubs 7. In fact, if it wasn't bad enough, Spanish clubs have kept more in this week of matches alone then the English teams in the whole group stage. Worrying.

  11. Magic Messi

    Lionel Messi

    Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says "Lionel Messi is without doubt the best player I've seen as a player and a coach".

    Since his Champions League debut in December 2004, only 12 teams (including Barcelona) have scored more goals than Lionel Messi's haul of 71.

    That is incredible...

  12. Text us on 81111

    Ben in Northumberland: Manchester City are crumbling under the weight of expectation. Yes their squad has star quality, but no-one reaches European football and walks straight into the semi-finals.

  13. Manager reaction

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini speaking to Sky Sports: "I don't think the sendings-off decided the match, it was in the first half when we weren't ourselves

    "It is a crisis of confidence and we must find out why by talking to the players everyday and working together.

    "You can never imagine you are out when the maths says you are still in. We must try and work hard and get back to our normal style of play."

  14. Text us on 81111

    David in Bristol: Best premier league team performance in the champions league this week? Probably Liverpool with their so called second string team!

  15. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Ian Herbert from The Independent speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "I thought Yaya Toure looked better tonight - until the sending off.

    "But there were just two shots on target from City in the second half after they were behind and that seems to be the problem with Manuel Pellegrini's sides.

    "His 4-4-2 formation is not very ambitious."

  16. "A crisis of confidence"

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It is very difficult to understand how we played so bad from the beginning. We were so nervous, we gave away two bad goals - we didn't play.

    "It is difficult to know why. It was such a low performance from important players. It is a strange moment. It is not just this competition. In the last two weeks we are not playing.

    "I don't understand why but we must find a reason because we must arrange a situation.

    "It is a crisis of confidence."

  17. Manager reaction

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports: "In the first half we didn't play well. I was not happy with the team or the performance. I changed at half-time with the conviction that team was going to improve. I was proved right, but they scored, their belief was higher and our players starting feeling the pressure.

    "When a player plays as well as Eden Hazard, he can miss a penalty and still be the best player in my team. We paid the price of not a good first half and their goalkeeper was fantastic.

    "This referee I have a long story from my Italian times but I don't want to go in that direction. Better to praise a team that gave everything and fought fantastically well."

  18. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Liz Tray: Utterly disgusted w behaviour of Toure/Nasri. Throwing players to ground? Kicking them? We do NOT do that at City. Fine them.

  19. Dip it like Drogba...

    Tonk it like Toure

    Didier Drogba

    Yay Toure scored a brilliant free-kick tonight.

    But how does he do it? It's all about the parabola, and hitting the ball at a 13-degree angle...

    Read our iWonder guide on the maths behind free-kicks. You might even learn something.

  20. Championship full-time

    Fulham 2-2 Blackpool

    In the end Blackpool cling on for a point.

    The Tangerines were in control at 2-0 up before captain Tony McMahon lost his head and was sent off for kicking out five minutes before the break. It gave Fulham a route back into the game.

    A good point, but it's not enough to move Blackpool off the bottom. Kit Symons's Cottagers stay in 21st.

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Shuster: As a United fan it has been a pleasure to watch Arsenal and City play the last couple of nights...more of the same please!

  22. Top Scorers

    Messi equals the record

    Opta's Champions League stats

    Lionel Messi is one goal away from taking the record. Cristiano Ronaldo is smelling blood too...

    Top goalscorers in the Champions League

    71 Raul (Real Madrid, Schalke 04) Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

    70 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)

    56 Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid)

    50 Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)

    48 Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan, Chelsea, Dynamo Kiev)

    46 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan)

    43 Didier Drogba (Marseille, Galatasaray, Chelsea)

  23. Text us on 81111

    Mithun in London: As much as I love the Premier league, it's not the currently the best league in the world.

  24. Get involved with the FA Cup

    The FA Cup is on tour around the country this week ahead of this weekend's first round ties on the BBC.

    And when it all gets under way, you can send us your photos too.

    Here's Halifax boss Neil Aspin with the trophy before his Conference side take on Bradford City.

    Neil Aspin

    Find out where you can catch a glimpse of the cup and tweet your photos using #getcarriedaway

  25. Championship full-time

    Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford

    Brentford have come away with a terrific win from the City Ground.

    The Bees survived a late Forest fightback after Michail Antonio got a goal back for the home side, but their flying start to the game was enough to see them over the line. Frustration for Stuart Pearce, but Brentford, fresh from toppling Derby at the weekend, continue to march on. They are now just two points off the play-offs.

    Brentford and Bournemouth in next year's Premier League, anyone?

  26. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    George Holdsworth: Shocking performances from English clubs these past few days in the CL.. its been a dark few days for English football.

  27. Top dog?

    Champions League top scorers

    Lionel Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo? Nope. Luiz Adriano scored a hat-trick as Shakhtar Donetsk hammered BATE Borisov 5-0 and now has nine goals in this season's competition.

  28. Text us on 81111

    Terry in York: Can't believe the poor crowd atmosphere at city game. Unbefitting of a champions league tie. City fans need to remember where they were a few years ago.....

  29. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Ajax in the Champions League

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi equalled Real Madrid legend Raul as the top goalscorer in the history of the Champions League on 71 goals after scoring twice in a 2-0 win over 10-man Ajax in Amsterdam.

    The Argentine headed Barca in front nine minutes before half-time and then prodded home Pedro Rodriguez's low cross to match Raul's mark in his 90th appearance in the competition 15 minutes from time. Messi now leads Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo by one goal after the Portuguese failed to find the net against Liverpool on Tuesday.

    Barcelona advance to the knockout stages along with Paris St-Germain, 1-0 winners over Apoel Nicosia. Bayern Munich have won Group E with two games to spare after a 2-0 win over Roma, while Porto are also into the last 16 after a 2-0 win away to Athletic Bilbao.

  30. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Chelsea are still in the driving seat in their group, but this was a bit of a surprise tonight.

    "Maribor took the lead and took the game to them. Chelsea could've won late-on, but Eden Hazard's penalty had no conviction behind it.

    "Maribor also had their chances to win."

  31. Text us on 81111

    Tom in Worcester: As a City fan I'm not disappointed in the players' effort, I'm more concerned about the team's cohesion.

  32. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho looks on

    Jose Mourinho 'is not happy with his team, not happy with the performance'. He does not look happy at all.

    Full reaction to come.

  33. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Anthony Amodeo: City end w/ 9 men. Chelsea scrape a draw against Maribor. Arsenal capitulate at home. LFC "reserves" made the best impression.

  34. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Manchester City are 10 points behind Group E winners Bayern Munich. Feet up time for Bayern now...

  35. Text us on 81111

    Alex in Watford: This is why the Premier League isn't the best in the world. Look at the top 2 in Spain & Germany. Absolutely no sign of those sides choking in the Champions league yet.. and that's where the true form of world-class talent prevails.

  36. Post update

    Opta's Duncan Alexander on Twitter: "Before tonight, the last time four English teams failed to win in a single group stage matchday was Nov 5 2008. Bonfire of the inanities."

  37. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Harry G Henderson: Awful performance from the ref in Maribor tonight, no consistency and got big calls wrong. But take nothing away from Maribor

  38. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea remain top of Group G with that point in Slovenia. They have eight points, Schalke have five, Sporting have four and Maribor have three.

    All to play for there.

  39. Text us on 81111

    Craig in Blackburn: Pellegrini's job is safe until the summer, solely due to the lack of available replacements. Then it will be adios.

  40. Championship update

    Fulham 2-2 Blackpool

    Poor old Blackpool may have been denied their second win of the season by the softest of goals straight from a corner kick. Tangerines keeper Joe Lewis has made save after save in the second half, but under pressure from Fulham's Dan Burn the keeper misses the inswinger, and the goal is credited to the corner taker Bryan Ruiz.

  41. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Referee Tasos Sidriopoulos blows for full-time

    "The referee wasn't brilliant, but City were worse.

    "I thought they'd win comfortably, two or three-nil. I was a long way off that prediction."

  42. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Manchester City and CSKA Moscow at full-time

    Manchester City are bottom of Group E on two points - but they are not out yet. If they beat Bayern Munich and Roma in their final two games they could still qualify.

  43. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    "The boos and jeers probably directed at the referee, but also at that City performance.

    "Millions spent on getting in to Europe by City and they are floundering at the bottom of Group G."

  44. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart both approach referee Tasos Sidiropoulos, furious about some of his decisions tonight. But the ref wasn't playing at centre-half, he wasn't to blame for the two goals...

  45. Join in The Social

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Following the full time whistle tonight, it's The Football Social on BBC Radio 5 live and the lines are now open.

    Call 0500 909693, text 85058 or tweet @bbc5live to have your say on the night's action.


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Manuel Pellegrini looks dejected

    Huge boos at the Etihad. Two red cards, no points, no hope?


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Another penalty shout from Sergio Aguero! Another no from the ref...

  48. Text us on 81111

    Roland in Watford: Aguero and city getting what they deserve-nothing!! Wonder if Dzeko will tweet about this. Disgraceful performance.

  49. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Nemanja Matic

    Nemanja Matic claps the travelling Chelsea support. Their performance in the final half hour or so was excellent but they couldn't get the win they needed.

  50. Championship update

    Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Late hope for Forest as Michail Antonio crashes in a long-range strike. But having used all three subs, an injury to Danny Fox means they will have to finish with 10 men. Forest fans have really got behind their side in the latter stages here, singing for manager Stuart Pearce and the team despite the poor display."


    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Two points dropped for Chelsea...

  52. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ben Dunbar: It's only Tasos Sidiropoulos 2nd game in the Champions League.

    If after tonight's performance he gets a 3rd, something is wrong


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    THREE MINUTES added on at the Etihad...

  54. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Sergio Aguero looks dejected after he's booked

    "That's the right call from the referee.

    "The defender slides in, but there's no contact at all on Aguero."


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Referee Tasos Sidiropoulos is not making any friends at the Etihad! Sergio Aguero goes down in the area, he wants a penalty - but he's booked for diving!

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Graham Jack Thirkill: Could this be Yaya Toure's last ever Champions League game at Man City?

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rob Millward: I feel so sorry for Eden Hazard he is the only player on this pitch for Chelsea that deserves to win this match and that happens

  58. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Into the last three minutes - Samir Nasri is lucky not to join Fernandinho and Yaya Toure in the stands with a wild challenge. If they go down to six men they could get it called off I suppose...

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Zack Tucker: James Milner has been city's best player. Only city player who's looked up for it tonight

  60. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Manchester City have had some grim nights in the Champions League - but this is right up there (or down there) with the worst. Dreadful on pretty much every level from first to last."

  61. Best league in the world?

    A disastrous few days for the Premier League sides. Yaya Toure sent off, Eden Hazard spurning a golden chance to win it for Chelsea. Liverpool played their reserves and Arsenal blew a three-goal lead.

  62. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "City need to score two goals in nine minutes and they're now down to nine men.

    "It's mission impossible in more ways than one."

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City 2-1 down and now Toure stupidly gets himself sent off and they're down to 9 men. This has been a shambolic performance.

  64. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Having spared Wernbloom a red card in a case of mistaken identity, Toure is now shown a straight red for a reckless challenge on Eremenko.

  65. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Eden Hazard steps up with a short run-up and it's saved.

    "It was a terrible penalty.

    "You could tell from the short run-up, it wasn't going to be a committed strike."

  66. RED CARD

    Man City's Yaya Toure

    Yaya Toure is shown a red card

    This evening is going from bad to awful to absolute nightmare for City. Yaya Toure gets frustrated after over-running the ball and shoves Roman Ermenko to the ground. The referee plucks red from his top pocket and City are down to nine men.

    Toure will miss City's remaining group games and their chances of making the last 16 take another dent.


    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea - Eden Hazard

    Eden Hazard reacts

    Absolutely rubbish! Terrible penalty from the usually reliable Eden Hazard! He waits for the keeper to move, that's his style, but duffs one right down the middle and keeper Jasmin Handanovic makes the easy save!


    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard is so good at that. Into the box, stands someone up one on one and then waits for the trip. Quick feet, definite penalty.

  69. Championship latest

    Nottingham Forest 0-3 Brentford

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Forest having lengthy spells of possession but still not creating many chances.

    "Stuart Pearce is doing his best not to lose his temper but a poor throw-in call is just about too much for the Forest manager, who lets the fourth official know he's not altogether on board with the decision. Brentford look pretty comfortable. But one home goal could make it interesting in the final 15 minutes."

  70. RED CARD

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow - Yaya Toure

  71. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    CSKA Moscow should be down to 10 men too then. Great drama in the second halves of tonight's games.

  72. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam Kier: Chelsea getting robbed by the refs right now - clear penalty and an onside goal disallowed... fair play to Maribor though!

  73. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The referee is throwing cards around here and he has got no idea who he is giving them out to.

    "That should've been a second yellow card and he should've been off."


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Pontus Wernbloom is a lucky lad. The CSKA defender, already on a booking, looks sheepish after a cynical tug on the shirt of Sergio Aguero just as the City man is about to unleash a shot.

    Referee Tasos Sidiropoulos has a serious bout of the Marriners though, booking the wrong man. Sergei Ignashevich is the man to have his name taken and his team remain at 11.

  75. Championship update

    Fulham 1-2 Blackpool

    It is becoming a shooting gallery at Craven Cottage, where 10-man Blackpool are sitting back, praying they can cling on. Dan Burn's header for Fulham has flashed across the face of the goal from a corner, when the defender should have scored. This would be Lee Clark's first win as Blackpool boss if the Seasiders can hang on for 30 more agonising minutes.

  76. CLOSE!

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    It's been a wonderfully entertaining second half! Maribor the next to threaten, Tavares slamming a shot wide on the stretch. Into the last 10 minutes.

  77. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    "The Etihad still subdued. Manchester City still struggling. It was exactly a year ago that Alvaro Negredo's hat-trick enabled City to beat CSKA 5-2 - how times have changed. This is a desperate night so far."

  78. Messi levels the record

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal

    Lionel Messi is closing in on history. The Argentine nets his second goal to put Barcelona 2-0 up away to 10-man Ajax and has now scored 71 Champions League goals, drawing level with Raul at the top of the charts.


    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    What a save! Diego Costa rifles in a drive from the edge of the box, it's flying into the top corner and Jasmin Handanovic somehow keeps it out.

    Moments later Costa sweeps home - but the flag is up...

  80. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe


    Remember Nani? While Manchester United sit out this season's Champions League, the 27-year-old has just put Sporting Lisbon 3-1 up against Schalke. Tame celebration by Nani's usual standards. No somersaults or back-flips. Just a few back slaps.

  81. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "They look dead on their feet City.

    "It really is a lacklustre performance and nobody is out their sprinting, making any runs."


    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Brilliant from Oscar, what a touch and pass on the edge of the box - he feeds it into the run of Eden Hazard, who looks nailed on to score, but he can't get his shot off the ground and it's saved!

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Callum Mackenzie: Our midfielders are scared of playing a forward pass. Aguero the player who tries to do something with the ball

  84. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Holes appearing in the City backline now, as they try to balance the need to push on and salvage the game with defending with a man down.

    Sixteen minutes left...

  85. Post update

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea had been dominant for 15 minutes or so, should have had a penalty, and are now level. Can they go on and win this?

  86. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Mario Gotze

    Four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and now on the brink of a fourth win out of four Champions League group games as Mario Gotze puts Bayern Munich 2-0 up at home to Roma. Utterly ruthless.

    Meanwhile, Ajax's night just got a lot worse after Joel Veltman was sent off for a second bookable offence. They will play the closing stages against Barcelona, who lead 1-0, with 10 men.

  87. GOAL

    Maribor 1-1 Chelsea - Nemanja Matic (73 mins)

    Nemanja Matic scores

    It had been coming, and Chelsea are now deservedly level! John Terry heads down a corner, the header may have been sneaking in anyway, but Nemanja Matic makes sure, poking in on the line.

  88. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    "I'm not sure I remember seeing the first yellow card, but the computer in front of me says Fernandinho got the first yellow on 62 minutes.

    "So that was two bookings in the space of eight minutes."

  89. RED CARD

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow - Fernandinho

    Fernandinho walks off

    City's day goes from bad to worse! They will have to complete this comeback with 10 men as midfielder Fernandinho is dismissed for a second yellow card, for obstruction on the edge of the box. To be honest he couldn't really get out of the way...


    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are furious! Ramires puts in a low cross, Chelsea have so many men in the box, Oscar takes a touch and goes to ground under a challenge from Arghus. He's insistent - but nothing doing...

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    Good instructions from Pellegrino to sub, Dzeko. "Please score, Edin. Please!

  92. CLOSE!

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Didier Drogba scored a brilliant header from a corner in the 2012 Champions League final. He can't do it again here, mistiming his jump and putting the ball over with his shoulder.

    All Chelsea now.

  93. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    City have only once scored two or more goals in the final 25 minutes of a Champions League match.

    That's their task now...

  94. Post update

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa shovels another shot over the top. Chelsea are looking to play with more urgency now but this could be a very damaging defeat. Shalke away next up - a reunion with a certain Mr. Di Matteo...


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Edin Dzeko is on. He replaces Fernando. Go big!

  96. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Martin Ratcliff: So City in their fourth attempt still can't get as far as Spurs did in their one try (quarters). Pathetic given their squad.

  97. Text us on 81111

    Yaya Toure is challenged for the ball

    Tom in North Wales: Yaya Toure's always had a lazy style, but tonight he's got a lazy brain.

  98. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Ajax v Barcelona

    Temperatures are rising in Amsterdam where Ajax still trail Barcelona 1-0. Barca's goal? A Lionel Messi header. The Argentine has scored 70 Champions League goals - but only four with his head. Elsewhere, Shakhtar are now 3-0 up at home to BATE Borisov.


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    James Milner shoots at goal

    That's better from City - James Milner breaks in to the corner of the penalty area, he hits the shot low and hard - and early - but Igor Akinfeev snakes out an ankle to kick the ball to safety.

    That's kicked the crowd into life. City have 27 minutes to turn this one around.

  100. Post update

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    If Maribor don't win tonight, Luka Zahovic will kick himself. He may have some team-mates queuing up to have a dig too.

  101. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    Sergio Aguero chases ball

    "Manchester City are camped out in CSKA Moscow's half but as yet have not found the inspiration or creation to cause any serious problems.

    "City are just suffering from a lack of spark, even from their big players such as Sergio Aguero. He will still be the one they will look to but once again this is a team that simply does not look at home in the Champions League."

  102. Post update

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Maribor missed a glorious opportunity to double their lead.

    "Chelsea haven't lost a competitive match since the semi-final of last year's Champions League."

  103. SITTER!

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    My word! You HAVE to score that!

    Should be 2-0 to Maribor as Luka Zahovic has a moment that will haunt him for the rest of his career. Mitja Viler crosses in from the left, Zahovic evades Branislav Ivanovic and has a tap-in - but he somehow blasts it over the top! The goal was gaping...

  104. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Inspiration needed for Manchester City. King of perspiration, James Milner, fires in a teasing low cross but Sergio Aguero can't reach it on the slide.

  105. Championship update

    Nottingham Forest 0-3 Brentford

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Dreamland for Brentford and their noisy away fans. Bad to worse for Forest and their supporters who looked utterly stunned and seemingly too shocked to boo. Kelvin Wilson's late lunge upends Andre Gray and Alex Pritchard slots home the penalty with the minimum of fuss."

  106. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Roberto Di Matteo

    Group G has suddenly got interesting. Not only are leaders Chelsea losing, second-placed Schalke, managed by ex-Stamford Bridge boss Roberto Di Matteo, are now trailing away to Sporting Lisbon after a wonderful goal by Brazilian defender Jefferson puts the hosts 2-1 ahead.

    Another Portuguese team having a good evening are Porto, who lead away to Athletic Bilbao following Jackson Martinez's 55th-minute strike.

  107. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    Igor Akinfeev

    "CSKA aren't really under any pressure.

    "Their keeper hasn't had to pull off save after save. It's comfortable for them at present."

  108. Post update

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC 5 live in Maribor

    "This is one of the smaller arenas on the Champions League circuit, but it's really rocking now. Fireworks light up the sky, spreading a smell of sulphur in the air.

    "Only a fortnight ago Maribor lost 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, but now they are sensing the chance of a famous scalp."

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Taylor: Smalling put in a better performance than Demichelis....after he got sent off.

  110. CLOSE!

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    He wasn't missing those earlier in the season! Eden Hazard slices through the Maribor defence, the ball pops up to Diego Costa on his left foot, but he leans back and slices his shot miles over the bar. Into the last half hour...

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    Dan in London: Man City are looking like my team, Liverpool. Awful defending and midfielders on the ball with their hands out shouting "MOVE".

  112. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andrew Girvan: It baffles me how a team with top players like City haven't been able to play consistently in the Champions League


    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Felipe Luis

    Chelsea were outstanding for a spell against QPR at the weekend but then rather switched off, and that's what has happened tonight as well. There has been no reaction to that Maribor goal either.

    Oh, here is one. Filipe Luis is hauled off and Ramires is on in his place.

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    Dan Walker

    BBC Sport

    I think I've got the dullest tweet ever: the sum of the #CSKA shirt numbers is 317! Biggest ever?

  115. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Alan Dzagoev runs with he ball

    Manchester City are looking so fragile at the back. If they are not careful they will ship another goal on the break and that really will be that.

    Where have all the defenders gone?

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    Miracle Roch: What a goal!!!

  117. Post update

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    English sides are getting a lesson in Europe this week. Shoddy defending every where you turn.

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    Ben in Manchester: When are the pundits going to stop blaming the fans, when it's the manager they need to be criticising for persisting with a formation that doesn't suit the players?

  119. Post update

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "One of the great Champions League goals of the season.

    "Struck from way outside the penalty area and in to the top corner.

    "It's a top-class goal and Chelsea trail."

  120. GOAL

    Maribor 1-0 Chelsea - Agim Ibraimi (50 mins)

    Agim Ibraimi celebrates scoring

    Wonderful finish! Poor defending again as Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis is slow out to close down Agim Ibraimi, and he is punished as the winger curls a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area!

  121. Post update

    Maribor 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho is patrolling his technical area, a face of thunder. Is Brendan Rodgers going to be the happiest Premier League boss of the Champions League week at this rate?

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    Tony at Etihad Stadium: Here at the Etihad, we're quiet because we don't believe what we're seeing. Playing two up front against a team of CSKAs quality on the counter was always asking for trouble. We can still recover this but we need to strengthen the spine.

  123. Championship update

    Fulham 1-2 Blackpool

    With Blackpool captain Tony McMahon in the changing room sent off, Scott Parker has now fired Fulham back into the game just before half-time, and the Cottagers, on the up under new manager Kit Symons, are right back in the game.

  124. KICK-OFF

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    And we are back in play at the Etihad.

  125. KICK-OFF

    Maribor 0-0 Chelsea

    Have Diego Costa and Didier Drogba played together before? They are now.


    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Changes for City too. Samir Nasri and Fernandinho are on, Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas off.


    Maribor 0-0 Chelsea

    Andre Schurrle pays the price or his first-half profligacy. He's hooked at half time, along with Willian. Replacements Oscar and Diego Costa come on.

  128. Two bad

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Manchester City have now conceded two or more goals in five of their last six at home in the Champions League. If you have to score three every game, you'll come unstuck in the end...

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    Raj Sidhu: How many must win games are city not going to win?

    Andre Marshall: EPL clubs can't defend anymore. Only Chelsea & Saints know how to it seems. Can you really win things conceding every game? No!!

  130. Championship update

    Fulham 0-2 Blackpool

    Blackpool captain Tony McMahon has had a rush of blood to the head and plunged his side into trouble five minutes before the break. He has kicked out at a Fulham player off the ball and receives a straight red card. If the Tangerines do not go on to win from here, there could be some choice words shared between him and the manager Lee Clark at full-time.

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    James from London: I'm watching the City game in the library with headphones in. Turns out I don't need them

    Sharif in Salford: To be fair to the fans in the Etihad, it's probably more difficult to generate an atmosphere without an away section to 'bounce' off.

  132. Post update

    Man City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

    Who can make the difference for City then? They have Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko and Fernandinho on the bench. They need Shaun Goater...