Demolished 3-1 by Bayern Munich, Manchester City's official Twitter account felt perhaps it was still a game from which they could have gained a point.
After two disappointing Champions League seasons in a row, Manchester City might have felt they were due a bit of luck. And then they were drawn in a group with Bayern Munich.
The holders visited the Etihad last night and put on an absolute clinic from start to finish, winning 3-1 - and this was without the injured Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara.
Bayern Munich had a dominant 66 per cent possession, having 20 shots on goal to City's nine. Ribery, Robben and Muller scored the goals while City substitute Alvaro Negredo netted a late consolation.
Yet despite Bayern's brilliance, Manchester City's official Twitter feed suggested they were not too far away from claiming a point.
90. In the first of 3 additional minutes. City have created some good chances in the closing stages and on another day might have nicked it!— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) October 2, 2013
Well, you can't blame them for being optimistic. They did at least go onto praise Bayern's win as 'deserved'.
City fans what did you make of last night's loss?
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