Manchester City crash out of Europa League

Last updated : 15 March 2012 By AFP

City came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on the night, with the last-16 tie ending 3-3 on aggregate.

City had lost the first leg 1-0 in Portugal and Sporting went 2-0 ahead on the night with Matias Fernandez and Ricky van Wolfswinkel both on target before the interval for a 3-0 overall lead.

Roberto Mancini's side roared back in the second half as Sergio Aguero (2) and Mario Balotelli, from the penalty spot, gave hope of completing a dramatic recovery.

But they were unable to find another goal as Sporting held on and City joined neighbours Manchester United in exiting the tournament.

Source: AFP

Source: AFP