Brazilian defender Xandao condemned a below-par Manchester City to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League tie against Sporting Lisbon.

Xandao beat Joe Hart with a clever close-range backheel after 51 minutes as the Portuguese side controlled most of the last-16 encounter at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.

Hart also made two good saves but City did have chances with Gareth Barry and Aleksandar Kolarov going close and Sergio Aguero almost breaking through late on.

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