Last Updated: 10/12/13 11:01pm
The final whistle goes and Man City have staged a thrilling fightback to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 and claim a hugely impressive victory, but it is not quite enough to clinch top spot in Group D.
Bayern are holding on to the ball well at the moment without really looking particularly threatening, with both sides perhaps a little unsure how to play the final stages.
Man City's final change sees Edin Dzeko make way for Jack Rodwell, which has to go down as one of the more puzzling substitutions as they still need a goal to top the group.
Man City hold their defensive line to catch Thomas Muller offside before he can let off a shot, which is straight at Joe Hart anyway.
There are appeals for a penalty, from the crowd at least, as Franck Ribery goes to ground in the area under pressure from Javi Garcia and Pablo Zabaleta. The referee waves play on and it looked like the City players were being very careful not to dive in.
Pablo Zabaleta hauls down Franck Ribery after missing his initial tackle and is understandably shown a yellow card.
Xherdan Shaqiri tries his luck with an ambitious volley from distance, which is powerfully struck but safely held by Joe Hart.
Dante is far too casual in defence as he allows Alvaro Negredo an opportunity to power past him and get off a shot, but Manuel Neuer is out quickly to narrow the angle and make the save.
Pablo Zabaleta does brilliantly to dispossess Franck Ribery and bring to an end a menacing Bayern move.
Franck Ribery shows nimble footwork to wriggle his way into the Man City area and win a corner for Bayern.
Pablo Zabaleta picks up a knock following a collision with David Alaba as he defends a corner, but he will be fine to continue.
Manuel Pellegrini shuffles his pack as Alvaro Negredo comes on for David Silva to give Man City a different dimension up front.
Frenandinho gives the ball away in midfield as Bayern keep the pressure on in their bid to equalise.
Bayern are in charge of possession once again as Man City sit back. The Premier League side look more organised in defence now and will be looking to hit their opponents on the counter-attack.
Bayern win a free-kick in a dangerous area and Dante rises highest in the area to win the ball, but his header drops over the top.
It seemed unthinkable when Man City went 2-0 down so early on, but they are now just one goal away from winning the group.
GOAL! What a comeback. James Milner puts Man City ahead at 3-2 with a terrific finish past Manuel Neuer. Jesus Navas crossed the ball from the right and Jerome Boateng missed his attempted clearance, allowing Milner to fire a low effort clinically inside the left-hand post.
The Bayern fans are really trying to rally the home players, as David Alaba sends in a lovely pass from the left which just evades Thomas Muller in the middle.
GOAL! Aleksandar Kolarov steps up and sends the keeper the wrong way, as Manuel Neuer dives left and the Serbian's low shot flies low inside the opposite post.
PENALTY! Now the crowd is wide awake again, as James Milner goes down under pressure from Dante and the referee points to the spot. Dante cannot believe it but there did appear to be some contact.
The game has just gone a little flat at the moment, with both sides perhaps trying to conserve a bit of energy as they know they are already through to the last 16.
Aleksandar Kolarov is caught offside as he races down the left wing and tries to latch on to a long James Milner pass.
Bayern's passing is not quite at its sharpest just at the moment as they surrender possession unexpectedly easily in the centre of the field.
David Silva drags a clever pass back to Edin Dzeko on the edge of the Bayern box and he manages to dig out a shot which is well saved down to his right by a diving Manuel Neuer before it can creep in the near post.
David Alaba gallops forward down the right to pick up an inviting Franck Ribery cross. He tries to steer in a cross for his waiting team-mates in the centre, but Pablo Zabaleta stretches out a leg to clear it behind for a corner.
Fernandinho picks out Jesus Navas on the edge of the area and his shot crashes against Dante before Bayern manage to get it back to Manuel Neuer for the keeper to clear.
Bayern perhaps let the intensity slip at the end of the first half but they are back into their stride here as they try to push City back.
Bayern get the second half started. There have been no further changes at the break but Man City will need to improve if they are to salvage anything from this game.
The half-time whistle goes and Man City trail 2-1. Bayern were brilliant early on as they exposed some dreadful defending to open up a two-goal lead, but City have responded positively and are still in with a chance after David Silva reduced their arrears.
Thomas Muller has a chance to restore Bayern's two-goal lead on the stroke of half-time following another dazzling attack, but on this occasion Martin Demichelis steps in to make a strong block.
James Milner becomes the latest player to receive a yellow card following a foul on Thiago in midfield.
Bayern carve open Man City once again with a flowing move but Joe Hart does well to spread himself at the near post and make a smothering save as Mario Gotze shoots from a narrow angle.
Franck Ribery is stopped in his tracks by a Pablo Zabaleta tackle but Martrin Demichelis, who spent seven years with Bayern earlier in his career, immediately puts City back in trouble by giving the ball away.
Dante is booked after pulling back Jesus Navas, who is becoming an increasingly useful attacking outlet for City.
Jesus Navas chases a long Joleon Lescott pass and David Alaba has no option to boot it straight out of play, as Man City look to build up a head of steam towards the end of the first half.
James Milner plays a delightful one-two with David Silva as Man City set off on a swift counter-attack, but Jesus Navas' final ball in from the right is poor and easily intercepted.
Franck Ribery sprints away from Pablo Zabaleta and Joleon Lescott needs to cover across and make an important tackle, presenting Bayern with a corner.
Pablo Zabaleta's enthusiasm gets the better of him as he barges into the back of Franck Ribery in midfield to concede a free-kick and give Bayern some respite.
It is a really open game now and Man City are certainly seeing more of the ball, closing their opponents down quickly all over the pitch.
Aleksandar Kolarov's clearance cannons back off Philippe Lahm and loops on to the roof of Joe Hart's net from a tight angle.
Jesus Navas tries to catch Manuel Neuer out with shot from out wide, but it goes into the side-netting and the keeper had it covered anyway.
GOAL! David Silva pulls a goal back for Man City after a slick attack. Jesus Navas delivers a cross from the right and James Milner does well to retrieve it at the back post with a header, giving Silva the chance to turn the ball in from six yards.
Joe Hart nearly plays in Jesus Navas with an accurate clearance, but Manuel Neuer is alert to the danger and rushes out of his area to beat the winger to the ball and head clear.
There are finally signs of fluency from Man City as David Silva links up with James Milner, before Fernandinho fires a 25-yard shot over the top.
Franck Ribery delights the Allianz Arena faithful with a twisting and turning run as he drifts in from the right. He beats Pablo Zabaleta twice but then tries to turn away from him once again and the Man City defender does well to finally make the block.
Manuel Neuer is put under pressure from a pass-back but keeps his composure to pick out a team-mate and keep the ball for Bayern.
Bayern are always capable of moving quickly through the gears and going from sedate build-up to sudden attack, as Toni Kroos forces Joe Hart into action once again with a fierce low shot from 20 yards which is well saved down to his left by the keeper.
Man City need to try and get the likes of David Silva and Jesus Navas on the ball but at the moment the game is just passing them by, with Bayern demonstrating the art of ball retention in midfield.
A rare piece of good defending from Man City as Joleon Lescott reads a left-wing cross from Bayern and gets in front of his man to knock it away for a corner.
City are forced into an early substitution as Micah Richards, who has been struggling with what looks like a hamstring problem for the last few minutes, is replaced at right-back by Pablo Zabaleta.
Man City almost grab a goal back out of nowhere as James Milner connects nicely with a volley from the edge of the area, but Manuel Neuer is equal to the task and parries it away.
Man City's chances of winning the group already appear to be over but they must now try to find some respectability and fight their way back into this game.
GOAL! Mario Gotze puts Bayern 2-0 ahead. Man City are getting torn apart here, as they leave Mario Mandzukic unmarked from the corner and he pushes the ball through for Gotze, who has all the time in the world to finish from close range.
Some of Bayern's approach play is scintillating but Man City look all at sea at the back. Franck Ribery gets to the byline and his attempted cut-back ricochets off Joe Hart, onto the frame of the goal and behind for a corner.
Bayern win another free-kick in a threatening position, this time wide on the right. Dante wins the aerial challenge and directs a header towards the bottom corner, but it lacks power and Joe Hart gets down to his right to make a routine save.
It is one-way traffic at the moment and Man City's attempts to break out are looking a little desperate, as Jesus Navas is caught at least 10 yards offside.
Manuel Pellegrini's starting line-up suggests he has one eye on Saturday's home game against Arsenal in the Premier League, but the players he has selected tonight will be determined to show they should be involved on a regular basis. They are sure to have plenty of energy and will undoubtedly need it as Bayern's pressing style is already making life uncomfortable for Man City.
GOAL! Thomas Muller makes it 1-0 to Bayern. It is a simple goal for the home team as Dante picks out Muller with a long pass and he controls it beautifully on his chest to get away from captain-for-the-night-Aleksandar Kolarov, before guiding a calm finish low past Joe Hart from the edge of the area.
Man City give away an unnecessary corner as Joleon Lescott tries to play the ball back to Joe Hart, who had started to come out, and knocks it wide of his keeper. That would have been a calamitous start for City and is the kind of incident Hart could really do without.
Bayern win a free-kick in a decent area out wide on the left and Franck Ribery swings in a cross, which is just a tad too low and allows Fernandinho to head clear.
Bayern begin on the front foot as Franck Ribery threatens down the right wing, before the hosts settle into a spell of controlled possession.
The players emerge from the tunnel and, as the familiar Champions League music blares around the ground, there is a mark of respect for Nelson Mandela with a banner reading: 'Madiba: The world will never forget.'
It is a big night for Joe Hart as he looks to regain his place as the first-choice goalkeeper for City. Costel Pantilimon has not done much wrong since coming into the side but this is another chance for Hart to show he is back to form, and chances are he will be busy. He was dropped after a series of mistakes earlier in the season and was criticised for his performance at home to Bayern.
Why not check out the latest odds with Sky Bet ahead of the match? Bayern are at 4/11 to win and Man City 13/2, while a draw is 9/2. Edin Dzeko is also at 9/1 to open the scoring for the visitors.
Jordan is the first to get in touch, saying: 'I would love to see City win and top the group but I just can't see it. Especially with that team selection. I'll go for 4-1 to Bayern.'
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Thiago, Muller, Gotze, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Javi Martinez, Shaqiri, Rafinha, Pizarro, Contento.
Man City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Silva, Fernandinho, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Kompany, Zabaleta, Negredo, Aguero, Rodwell, Boyata.
Bayern were awesome at the Etihad, as they have been for the past couple of seasons. Reigning European champions, Bayern have won all five of their Group D games so far to stretch their run of Champions League victories to ten, which is a competition record they will be looking to build on this evening. Pep Guardiola's side have also been dominant domestically, winning 13 and drawing two of their 15 Bundesliga matches to open up a four-point gap at the top of the table. They were at their majestic best in a 7-0 demolition away to Werder Bremen on Saturday, yet Guardiola reckons there is still room for improvement. To say City face a tough challenge tonight would be quite the understatement.
Man City are three points behind Bayern and were beaten 3-1 by the Bundesliga side at home earlier in the season, so they need to better that result tonight to win the group. The incentive for finishing first is that they would then avoid the other group winners in the last 16, although City will be delighted just to be in the draw for the next round after failing to reach the knockout stages in their past two campaigns under Roberto Mancini. New manager Manuel Pellegrini will be in confident mood after a decent run of form, although memories of that loss to Bayern in October are still relatively fresh in the mind.
The Manchester City starting line-up has been confirmed and Joe Hart does line up in goal. Manuel Pellegrini has decided to freshen up his side and the back four today consists of Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott, Martin Demichelis and Aleksandar Kolarov. Fernandinho is joined in midfield by Javi Garcia and James Milner, with David Silva and Jesus Navas providing the attacking support for Edin Dzeko.
Get in touch with your views and predictions at Lewis.Rutledge@bskyb.com, or via Twitter @SkySportsLewis. Can Manchester City gain revenge for their defeat by Bayern at the Etihad Stadium or will the Germans prove too strong on home soil and claim another emphatic win? What kind of match are you expecting? The full team news will be in shortly but who do you think are likely to be the key players?
Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary on Manchester City's UEFA Champions League game away to Bayern Munich. Both sides have already secured their progress to the last 16 but top spot in Group D is still up for grabs and City will be relishing the chance to show they are genuine contenders for European glory.