Milner: We were under pressure

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Manchester City midfielder James Milner has admitted that his side had to dig deep to get out of their Champions League group.

Manchester City brought their Champions League campaign back from the brink with a 2-0 win over Roma last night to secure qualification.

Goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta proved crucial in what had looked to be a daunting test at Roma's Stadio Olimpico.

In the other game of the evening Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 to round off an impressive group stage and progress in first place.

Until Nasri opened the scoring in the Eternal City on the hour mark, Roma were headed through and City were slipping out of the Champions League, but the Frenchman's fantastic strike turned things around.

"The pressure was there. We had to win the last couple of games," Milner said in a post-match interview.

"We had a number of injuries and this was a difficult place to come and get a result.

"We started the season slowly and have been up and down. We didn't make the best of starts in the Champions League and didn't perform as we can, which put us in a tough situation, but we got out of it.

"Now we'll take it step by step. The quality is there, but we don't want to get ahead of ourselves."

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