Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues'display after Break Was Second to None, Says Mangala

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues'display after Break Was Second to None, Says Mangala

Article excerpt

REPEAT that second half performance and we do not need to fear the top teams in the Champions League.

That was the message from defender Eliaquim Mangala after Manchester City's late three-goal blitz eared his team top spot in Group D - and possibly an easier draw in the last 16.

But Mangala recognised City's defending was again simply not good enough in the opening 45 minutes as Borussia Monchengladbach carved them open and overturned the lead that came from David Silva's fine angled shot.

"We have to learn from the first half, and keep going, and keep working, like we did in the second half," said the France international.

"We have finished top of the table and we will see what happens in the draw, but we know we have to improve in this competition. …

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