LONDON: Manchester City left it late to salvage their first point of their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund at Etihad Stadium this morning. .
Marco Reus capitalized on a mistake by Jack Rodwell just after the hour mark to put the champions of Germany ahead, but Mario Balotelli equalized in the 90th minute from the penalty spot to ensure the Premier League winners got off the mark in Group D.
The first half had been very much a tale of the two goalkeepers as Joe Hart and Roman Weidenfeller both did exceptionally well to keep the score goalless at half time.
However, after City manager Roberto Mancini decided to switch to a back three in the second half, Dortmund took control of the match and would have surely won comfortably were it not for Hart's heroics in the City goal.
The draw means City are third in their group above pointless Ajax and below Dortmund on four points and Real Madrid on six.