City Come From Behind to Grab Late Champions League Win

By: SBAT Staff

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Manchester City came from behind to grab a dramatic 3-2 victory away in Germany against Schalke last night, and in the process of that they took full control of the Champions League tie. They took an early lead in the game, and at that point things appeared to be going well but two penalties before half time changed the complex of the game. 

Schalke had both of those, and converted them, to give themselves a 2-1 lead at half time, and all of a sudden City had something to think about. Things were made worse with just over 20 minutes to go when Nicolas Otamendi was sent off after two yellow cards, and at that point, Schalke had their chance to really take control of the game. That was something they couldn't do though, City kept plugging away and eventually they were rewarded with two goals in the last five minutes. 

Going from being one goal down to one goal ahead completely turned things around, and that really put City in the driving seat. On top of that, Schalke will feel like they have had their opportunity and missed it, which will be playing on their mind during the second leg. Their trip to Manchester is going to be tough, and it will take a very big ask to turn things around from here. 

It is no surprise to see Manchester City priced up very short to win the second leg and they are available at 2/13 to win that game in 90 minutes. To show just how tough this is going to be for the Germans, they are priced up at 18/1 to win the game in 90 minutes, and unless there is a huge surprise, it looks as though we will see Manchester City in the next round.