- Category: Champions League
Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo sank Manchester City with a dramatic late winner in their Champions League Group D opener against Real Madrid, who snatched a 3-2 victory.
City looked like they might pinch the win in a clash in which they had been outplayed when Aleksandar Kolarov struck late on.
But Madrid responded to the delight of the Bernabeu as Karim Benzema levelled and Ronaldo won it at the death.
The visitors had taken a 1-0 lead against the run of play through substitute Edin Dzeko in the second half but Marcelo quickly cancelled out the strike.
City boss Roberto Mancini had made a bold decision to hand a debut to new signing Matija Nastasic and leave Joleon Lescott on the bench, while fit-again striker Sergio Aguero