December 07, 2011

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -- Manchester City beat a weakened Bayern Munich side 2-0 on Wednesday but it was not enough to stop the Champions League debutants making a group-stage exit.

City, needing a win as well as Napoli to drop points at Villarreal in order to progress, went on the offensive from the start against the Group A winners but had to wait until the 36th minute for their opener.

It came with David Silva's low shot from 20 metres out

after a neat flick by Edin Dzeko, who was the provider for their

second, seven minutes after the restart, as his pass found a

charging Yaya Toure who finished calmly.

City achieved their part of the equation that would take them through alongside Bayern but with Napoli winning 2-0 at Villarreal it was not enough for the English side, who now go through to the Europa League round of 32.

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