Roberto Mancini saw his Manchester City side keep a clean sheet and remain in sight of the last 16 of the Europa League with a goalless draw against Aris Thessaloniki in Greece.
It could have even better but Edin Dzeko, playing as a lone striker, was denied in the second half when goalkeeper Michalis Sifakis made a superb block from his towering header.
Even though Carlos Tevez had a quiet night, City carried more of an attacking threat than the home side and will be expected to complete the job in the second leg.
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