Manchester United Defeated By Basel
Manchester United was eliminated from group stages of Champions League following a defeat in Basel by the home side. In last sixteen years Manchester United have faced this disgrace 3rd time as they were shocked by an incredible performance by Basel. Last time they were sent out of group stages in 2005.
Basel was always on top as Marco Streller gave host side a ninth minute lead. Man United though never gave up and kept attacking on Basel’s goal and the best chance of the day for Manchester was missed by Wayne Rooney who later faced a UEFA disciplinary committee and faced a two match suspension opting him out of the first two matches of Euro 2012.
Early Exit for City despite of Convincing Victory
Manchester City’s maiden Champions league came to an end despite of a convincing victory over Bayern Munich. The result making City compete in the second-tier Europa League in the New Year.
David Silva and Yaya Toure struck as City kept their little hope alive of qualifying from Group A that were later turned down as Napoli defeated Villarreal to progress in the Knock out stages ahead of Manchester City.