Date: 16th October 2015 at 3:10pm
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Manchester City (2014/15)

25th November 2014 - UEFA Champions League - Group E - Manchester City v Bayern Munich - Sergio Aguero of Man City scores their 1st goal with a penalty - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

The most recent of epic comebacks; City, known for their disappointing early Champions League efforts, defied all the odds to qualify, despite only having two points from their first four games.

After defeat in the Allianz Arena to Bayern, draws against CSKA Moscow and Roma, and a shock home defeat to CSKA, the Manchester club had to take six points from their last six available.

Easier said then done when their next two games were Bayern at home followed by Roma away though! City looked dead and buried at half-time against the former, as goals from Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s early penalty.

The mood hadn’t changed at the Etihad as full-time approached either. City, still trailing, were saved once again by their prolific Argentinian, as Aguero struck twice in seven minutes (including the winner in the 91st minute) to keep alive the Sky Blues’ qualification hopes.

The final game saw the Manchester side facing another daunting task, needing to win in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Second half goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta secured the memorable victory, and made sure City would get past the Champions League group stage for the first time in their history.

 
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