Manchester City, Arsenal suffer European blues
City bowed out with a passionless performance in a 1-0 defeat away to a largely second string Borussia Dortmund side, who topped the group, while City finished bottom with three points, the lowest amount recorded by an English side in the history of the group phase.
Ajax took the Europa League place despite losing 4-1 away at Real Madrid. Arsenal let slip a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 away at Olympiakos, who secured a deserved Europa League place while German outfit Schalke 04's 1-1 draw away at Montpellier ensured they edged out Arsenal for top spot.
That will only increase the pressure on the English side's previously untouchable manager Arsene Wenger with their domestic title hopes already all but over as they trail leaders Manchester United by 15 points.
While Wenger may be starting to feel the heat, the pressure eased a bit on Carlo Ancelotti, manager of big spending Paris Saint Germain and a side that Wenger has been linked with, as the French outfit beat Porto 2-1 to leapfrog them and top their group.
"I am sure that now things will quickly get better in the league. There is no problem in the PSG dressing room, when you have to build a team with a lot of new players,
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