Manchester City vs. Ajax: Halftime Score 1-2. Citizens on the verge of going out

Manchester City might not be mathematically eliminated from Champions League on Tuesday, but they'll be all but done in the competition unless they can put together a great second half performance against Ajax. They scored once in the first half, but allowed two goals on set pieces, and Ajax lead 2-1.

Siem de Jong stunned the hosts in the 10th minute with a fantastic finish on a corner kick. Niklas Molsander created the chance by winning the ball in the center of the area and poking to the far post, where de Jong netted a sliding finish from an incredibly narrow angle. He completed a brace and doubled his team's lead seven minutes afterward on another corner. City did a terrible job of marking his near post run, and he was virtually uncontested on his header.

City pulled one back through Yaya Toure in the 22nd minute, and it was a beauty. A diagonal into the box by Samir Nasri, which was deflected backwards towards Toure, created the chance. The Ivorian chested down, turned and placed a spectacular half-volley finish into the net, giving City some hope, but they'll need to perform much better in the second half to keep their European hopes alive.

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