Last-gasp Boateng goal hands Bayern win over City

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a last-gasp goal that secured a 1-0 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday.

Boateng, who joined Bayern from City in 2011, broke the deadlock in Munich with a powerful shot after the Germans controlled the game, but could not find a way past visiting keeper Joe Hart, who made several superb saves, until the 90th minute.

“I think we had a lot of chances, we wasted many, but we believed until the end,” Germany international Boateng told reporters. “The ball came perfectly and I just drilled it in…

“We deserved to win, although City made a good game but it was us who had the chances and it is extremely important to start off with a win.”

City, who had come back from two goals down to beat Bayern 3-2 in Munich in the group stage last year, were mostly on the back foot but successfully kept the Germans at bay, with Hart doing his best to keep the scores level until the last minute.

Roma are top of the group on goal difference after crushing CSKA Moscow 5-1.

There were four changes for City from the team which drew 2-2 with Arsenal on Saturday with suspended Pablo Zabaleta replaced by Bacary Sagna and Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko earning starting spots.

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