Roberto Mancini spoke of his delight after watching his side thrash Porto at the Etihad Stadium last night, ensuring City's progress to the next round.
Mancini also revealed that following Carlos Tevez's public apology for his behaviour, he would be welcoming the Argentine back into the City squad.
Elsewhere, in the Champions League, Basel stunned Bayern Munich with a late goal, giving the Swiss champions a slender advantage in the tie.
Marseille also go in their second leg against Inter Milan with a 1-0 lead, meaning Claudio Ranieri's side have now gone seven games without a win.
Zenit St Petersberg General Director, Maxim Mitrofanov, has claimed his club are in negotiations to sign Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin on loan. (Sky Sports)
Having clashed with manager Andre Villas-Boas, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are rumoured to be seeking an exit from Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)
And finally, Manchester United are facing competition from Italian giants AC Milan in the race for Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia. (talkSPORT)
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