Champions League on Betfair: City finish top but United crash out

Doom and gloom - it was a bad night for United's manager and assistant
Doom and gloom - it was a bad night for United's manager and assistant

It was good night bad night for Manchester clubs in the Champions League as City surprisingly finished top of their group, but over in Germany it was a painful evening for United as they were eliminated. Mike Norman has the details...


To Win the Champions League:

- Barcelona 3.55/2
- Bayern Munich 3.8514/5
- Real Madrid 7.06/1
- PSG 14.013/1
- Man City 16.015/1
- Atl Madrid 18.017/1

Manchester United are out of the Champions League after losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg in Germany, meaning they finish third in Group B and will now enter the Europa League.

The Red Devils got off to a fantastic start with Anthony Martial putting them ahead early in the game, and at that point United were actually topping the group.

But on a topsy-turvy night, the Bundesliga side hit back with two goals to lead 2-1 at the interval. With PSV drawing with CSKA Moscow at this point, United were on their way out.

Louis van Gaal's men were far more dangerous in attack than in recent games and tried desperately to find an equaliser, but before it actually came they received the news that CSKA were leading PSV, meaning both Wolfsburg and United would qualify regardless of the outcome of their match if the scoreline stayed the same in Holland.

But in a desperate few minutes for United, they fell 3-2 behind just moments after drawing level, and news filtered through from Eindhoven that PSV had first levelled, and then gone 2-1 ahead meaning Van Gaal's men needed to win in Germany.

But with just a few minutes remaining that proved to be an impossible task and Wolfsburg ran out deserving winners - the 3-2 Correct Score was matched at 65.064/1 In-Play - and United were out of this season's Champions League.


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It was a much better night for the other Manchester club as City came from 2-1 down to beat Borussia Monchengladbach and edge out Juventus at the top of Group D.

Goals from David Silva, Raheem Sterling (two), and Wilfried Bony secured the win for Manuel Pellegrini's men, rewarding those who backed the Citizens at 16.015/1 In-Play to win the game when trailing 1-2. The 4-2 Correct Score was matched at 60.059/1.

City's win, coupled with Juventus' defeat to Sevilla, meant for the first time in Champions League history a club topped a group having lost both home and away to a group rival in the same campaign.

Man City can be backed at 16.015/1 in the Champions League Winner market.


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