City’s latest Uefa Champions League campaign is off and running.
So how fitting that four times Olympic gold medal winner Michael Johnson was in the crowd to watch.
Johnson, a familiar face to a new generation of Athletics fans through his television work with the BBC, may not have been impressed with the Blues speed out of the blocks but there was no mistaking the power packed dip for the tape.
Mario Balotelli’s coolly struck 89th minute spot kick rescued a valuable point. There cannot be a better penalty taker in football.Read full match report
UEFA Champions League
As of: 3 October 2012, 9:54 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 64%
- Away possession: 36%
- Home: 7
- Away: 10
- Home: 11
- Away: 12
- Home: 6
- Away: 0