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Man City, Liverpool lose Europa League
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:38:56 GMT
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Dynamo Kiev players celebrate after winning their Europa League last 16.
English Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool have been dumped out of the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev and Braga respectively.

The 10-man Manchester City defeated the Ukrainian team 1-0 at home on Thursday, but bowed out 2-1 on aggregate.

Italian Mario Balotelli was shown a straight red for a dreadful, high one-footed lunge at Goran Popov in the 37th minute.

Two minutes later, Aleksandar Kolarov scored the solo for Man City from an indirect free-kick through a congested area.

Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini was still happy with his side's performance, especially as they were a man down for more than half the match.

"I am happy for this. I think also with ten players we deserved to score other goals because we played well, we didn't concede any chances to them. But I think eleven against eleven was better," the Italian boss said.

Also on Thursday, Portuguese team Braga earned a goalless draw at Anfield to advance to the quarterfinal 1-0 on aggregate.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish could not hide his frustration after his side struggled to break down the visitors on a night of few chances and paid the price.

"Over the two legs it was a penalty kick that decided it (in the first leg)," Dalglish said.

"They were very well-organized and we knew before the game that the responsibility was on us to score a goal," he added.

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