Manchester City 1-1 Roma

It is powerful, this curse that seems to affect Manchester City in Europe. So strong, in fact, that not even Frank Lampard can overcome it. There were 57 minutes gone when Manuel Pellegrini produced his lucky charm. Lampard was a Champions League winner with Chelsea in 2012, he broke the hoodoo that Liverpool held over them in Europe’s knock-out stages, too. Yet even he could do nothing to smooth Manchester City’s progress past Roma.