Balotelli saves Man City’s bacon in a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (Champions League, October 3, 2012) (Alternative highlights 1 & Alternative highlights 2.) Dortmund looked impressive in the opening stages, and the Germans were denied taking the lead when Joe Hart produced a fingertip save to push Mario Gotze’s shot onto the post. Joe Hart came to City’s rescue again in the first half when he saved another Mario Gotze shot onto the bar. Just after the hour Marco Reus fired Dortmund 1-up following a terrible cross-field pass from Jack Rodwell. Robert Lewandowski missed a sitter in front of goal as Dortmund sought a killer second. With less than three minutes remaining City won a vital penalty following a Nevan Subotic handball, and Mario Balotelli made no mistake from 12 yards.

Shinji Kagawa watches former employers Borussia Dortmund at Man City

Mario Balotelli trolls Dortmund keeper Weidenfeller after scoring Man City’s equaliser

Joe Hart interview post Borussia Dortmund draw.

Roberto Mancini interview post Dortmund draw (“We play very bad game”).

Borussia Dortmund fans march and sing their way through Manchester City centre

Neven Subotic was angry at the penalty decision at Manchester City

B101 Writer