Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli sums up Manchester City's Champions League campaign as they finish bottom of the group without a single win [Reuters]
  • Olympiakos 2 -1 Arsenal
  • AC Milan 0 - 1 Zenit St P'sbg
  • Din Zagreb 0 - 1 Dynamo Kiev
  • Malaga 2 - 2 Anderlecht
  • Montpellier 1 - 1 Schalke 04
  • Paris SG 2 - 1 FC Porto
  • Real Madrid 4 - 1 Ajax
  • Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Manchester City

2144: Well that was an utterly underwhelming end to the Champions League group stage for Manchester City and Arsenal who both finish with a loss. At least the Gunners qualify but they will need to improve if they are to go much further, while City will now concentrate on retaining their Premier League title.

2136: And we have full time for both English clubs as Manchester City finsih their Champions League campaign with another loss and they are the first English club to not win a single group game. Arsenal also lost but they will finsih in second place and will go on to the knockout stages where they will hope for a kind draw.

2135: GOAL: Malaga 2-2 Anderlecht [Mbokani]

2131: Another goal from Real Madrid as Jose Callejon grabs his second of the game to hand Madrid a very comfortable victory. It is great work from Alvaro Moratawho puts the ball on the wingers head and he cannot miss from five yards.

2131: GOAL: Real Madrid 4-1 Ajax [Callejon]

2126: As things stand:

In Group B, Arsenal will finsih second while Schalke will top the group.

If PSG can hand on to their lead then they will top Group A, with Porto finishing in second place.

Zenit still lead AC Milan but with Anderlecht losing to Malaga, it will still be enough to send the Russian side into the Europa League.

In Group D it is all very straight forward with Dortmund winning yet again and progresing having finished in top spot, while Real Madrid are comfortably beating Ajax and will finsih second.

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2 - Arsenal had played away at Olympiakos twice before before tonight, both times on Match Day Six and lost both games. Inevitable.

21.15: It's a nightmare few minutes for Arsenal as they fall behind thanks to Kostas Mitroglou who has only just come off the bench. He finds some space and curls the ball into the far corner of the goal from just outside the penalty area.

21.15: GOAL: Olympiakos 2-1 Arsenal [Mitroglou]

2107: The goals are absolutely flying in and the importnant one involves Arsenal who concede a sloppy goal as Giannis Maniatis turns the ball in after Aaron Ramsey miscontrols the ball o his chest and it ends up falling to the Greek player who has a simple task to prod it home.

2106: GOAL: Malaga 2-1 Anderlecht [Duda]

2105: GOAL: Olypiakos 1-1 Arsenal [Maniatis]

2105: GOAL: PSG 2-1 Porto [Lavezzi]

2104: GOAL: Montpellier 1-1 Schalke [Herrera]

2104: GOAL: Real Madrid 3-1 Ajax [Boerrigter]

2100: Those two goals now change things as Manchester City look doomed to finish bottom of the group after Jakub Błaszczykowski finds Julian Schieber who slides in to hand the German champions the lead. Arsenal have also been affected with Schalke now topping the group as enedikt Höwedes scores a diving header.

2100: GOAL: Dortmund 1-0 Manchester City [Schieber]

2059: GOAL: Montpellier 0-1 Schalke [Howedes]

2054: Anderlecht are now on level terms in Spain after former Liverpool striker Milan Jovanovic pounces on a loose ball in the area and deftly chips the ball over the advancing Carlos Kameni.

2054: GOAL: Malaga 1-1 Anderlecht [Jovanovic]

2051: Real Madrid really are motoring tonight as Kaka makes it 3-0 for the Spanish champions and it is a sublime goal. The Brazilian caresses the ball into the top corner from the edge of the area and if City can get a goal then they will finsih in third, while Ajax will end bottom of the group.

2051: GOAL Real Madrid 3-0 Ajax [Kaka]

2048: So as we prepare to get underway in the second half, Manchester City are going out of Europe altogether, while Arsenal will finsih top of the group.

2035: So we reach half-time in seven of the eight games tonight, snow has put the Dinamo Zagreb game behind, and to be honest it has been a relatvely poor night. However, Real Madrid have looked excellent against a rather young Ajax side, while another Spanish side in Malaga are showing why they could be the dark horses of this competition. Let's hope for some more goals in the second 45 minutes.

2031: Malaga maintain their stunning record in the Champions League as their captai Duda carries the ball towards the edge of the area before expertly curling the ball into the corner of the goal.

2030: GOAL: Malaga 1-0 Anderlecht [Duda]

2028: The snow doesn't really seem to have eased up but Zagreb and Kiev are back playing, but I'm not sure it will last if the snow continues.

2024: After Ramsey's glaring miss, Arsenal do open the scoring thanks to Tomas Rosicky who fires home from the edge of the box after good work from Gervinho down the right as he beats a couple of defenders before cutting the ball back and the midfielder was on hand to give the Gunners the lead.

2024: GOAL: Olympiakos 0-1 Arsenal [Rosicky]

2021: Well PSG's lead does not last long as just minutes later Jackson Martinez levels matters. The Colombian is one of the most wanted forwards in Europe and he drifts away from Alex at the back post to head home a cross from Danilo. We also have a goal in Milan as AC fall behind thanks to a wonderful first time strike just inside the box from Danny.

2020: GOAL: Milan 0-1 Zenit [Danny]

2019: GOAL: PSG 1-1 Porto [Martinez]

2016: We have another goal in a game outside of Madrid and it is one of the world's most expensive footballers as Thiago Silva heads home a free-kick from left-back Maxwell which left Helton absolutely helpless.

2016: GOAL: PSG 1-0 Porto [Silva]

2012: There is only one game worth watching tonight and that is Real Madrid who score there second through Jose Callejon. The former Espanyol forward is put clear after a lovely weighted ball fro Luka Modric and he takes the ball in his stride and advances on the keeper before steering it with the outside of his boot into the far corner. A lovely goal.

2012: GOAL: Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax [Callejon]

2008: There is a strange atmosphere at many of the games and you can tell there are a lot of dead rubbers. We are nearly 25 minutes in and there is just one goal. I fancy a lot of money will be going on Juventus to draw with Shakhtar tomorrow, a result which will see both teams qualify.

2003: Barcelona may be known for having some small players but none compare to Arsenal's Jernade Meade. He looks like a child in a men's shirt, I would be amazed if he is even 5ft 3". He's started well though and Arsenal have seen plenty of the ball, but oh dear Aaron Ramsey. That is a shocking miss. Chamakh heads the ball into the path of the Welshman but he fluffs his lines with the goal gaping. A shockig miss.

2001: That is Ronaldo's sixth goal in six Champions League games this season. There is no doubting his quality and desire to keep scoring goals. He was the difference against Atletico Madrid at the weekend.

1958: And the streak continues as I have once again managed to predict the first goal of the night. It is pretty straight forward as a simply ball over the top finds Karim Benzema in acres of space, the Frenchman waits for support and squares the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo who fires high into the roof of the net. Far too easy that for Madrid.

1958: GOAL: Real Madrid 1-0 Ajax [Ronaldo]

1955: Well the weather appears so severe that we the referee is leading off both sets of players. You have to feel for the fans but it is really come down and it makes sense that both Dynamo Kiev and Dinamo Zagreb players are escorted from the pitch. They will see if it eases off in the next fifteen minutes but it doesn't look good.

1948: We might think it's cold in England at the moment but bare a thought for the players out in Croatia tonight as it is an absolute blizzard as Dinamo Zagreb take on Dynamo Kiev tonight. It's so bad we even have the classic orange ball on display.

1945: We are just about ready to get underway across Europe and once again I will make my prediction for the first goal of the night. With a number of dead rubbers it could take a while but I fancy Real Madrid to get an early goal against Ajax. That being said, we are excited to see Viktor Fischer in the Ajax side, he is an great prospect and has been superb in the NextGen series this season.

1941: Edin Dzeko has just given an interview in which he admits he would rather get a win at the weekend that qualify for the Europa League by winning tonight. Of course that does make sense considering they play Manchester United in a top of the table clash.

1938: Manchester City Team News

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Kirch, Hummels, Felipe Santana, Schmelzer, Grosskreutz, Gundogan, Leitner, Reus, Perisic, Schieber. Subs: Langerak, Lewandowski, Blaszczykowski, Piszczek, Amini, Gunter, Bittencourt.

Man City: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Nastasic, Barry, Javi Garcia, Nasri, Tevez, Sinclair, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Aguero, Nimely, Balotelli, Meppen-Walter, Evans.

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)

1937: Arsenal Team News

Olympiakos: Carroll, Diakite, Manolas, Contreras, Torosidis, Paulo Machado, Maniatis, Fejsa, Greco, Djebbour, Abdoun. Subs: Megyeri, Ibagaza, Pantelic, Mitroglou, Fetfatzidis, David Fuster, Siovas.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Squillaci, Vermaelen, Meade, Coquelin, Rosicky, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh, Gervinho. Subs: Shea, Arshavin, Angha, Ansah, Hajrovic, Monteiro, Akpom.

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

1935: Let's start off with some team news and there is a debut for Jernade Meade who first joined Arsenal at the age of 11 and was a regular in the reserves last season as he made some 19 appearances. He slots in at left back, while there are on a number of youngsters on the bench inclusing the exciting young striker Chuba Akpom.

1930: Welcome to another vital night of Champions League football as Manchester City look to restore some pride in a difficult away fixture to German champions Borussia Dortmund, while Arsenal will be looking to forget their Premier League wows by beating Olympiacos and hoping Montpellier do them a favour against Schalke so that they can top the group. In all honesty there is very little to play for in the vast majority of games tonight as the only things up for grabs are top spot and qualification for the Europa League. However, don't let that put you off as there should still be plenty of sensational football once again.