Ten-man Manchester City missed a penalty and had a goal ruled out as they were made to wait to reach the last 16 of the Champions League by Copenhagen in a VAR-dominated contest.
A dramatic opening saw two contentious decisions set the tone for the evening.
Rodri’s superb 25-yard effort for City was ruled out after Riyad Mahrez was penalised for handling, while the visitors benefited by being awarded a penalty when the ball struck home defender Nicolai Boilesen on the arm as he competed for a corner with Manuel Akanji.
But Copenhagen goalkeeper Kamil Grabara brilliantly saved Mahrez’s spot-kick to the delight of a raucous Parken Stadium crowd before Pep Guardiola’s side had Sergio Gomez sent-off for a professional foul on 19-year-old forward Hakon Haraldsson five minutes later.
The decision again came after the Portuguese referee Artur Dias was referred to the pitch-side monitor and left the English champions forced to reshape and play the final hour a man down.
City will still qualify for the knock-out phase of the competition if Sevilla fail to beat Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday’s other Group G fixture.
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- 5KhocholavaSubstituted forDiksat 80′minutes
- 27LundBooked at 36mins
- 35StamenicBooked at 82minsSubstituted forMukairuat 90+3′minutes
- 30HaraldssonSubstituted forJóhannessonat 60′minutes
- 14LaporteSubstituted forAkéat 88′minutes
- 21GómezBooked at 30mins
- 26MahrezSubstituted forRúben Diasat 33′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 17De BruyneSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 77′minutes
- 10GrealishSubstituted forFodenat 78′minutes
- 3Rúben Dias
- 20Bernardo Silva
- Artur Manuel Soares Dias
Match ends, FC Copenhagen 0, Manchester City 0.
Second Half ends, FC Copenhagen 0, Manchester City 0.
Substitution, FC Copenhagen. Paul Mukairu replaces Marko Stamenic.
Rúben Dias (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).
Lukas Lerager (FC Copenhagen) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.
Attempt missed. Marko Stamenic (FC Copenhagen) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Manchester City. Nathan Aké replaces Aymeric Laporte.
Offside, Manchester City. Rúben Dias tries a through ball, but Julián Álvarez is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Phil Foden with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kamil Grabara.
Attempt saved. João Cancelo (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Manuel Akanji (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Marko Stamenic (FC Copenhagen) is shown the yellow card.
Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marko Stamenic (FC Copenhagen).
Substitution, FC Copenhagen. Kevin Diks replaces Davit Khocholava.
Offside, FC Copenhagen. Valdemar Lund tries a through ball, but Mohamed Daramy is caught offside.
Substitution, Manchester City. Phil Foden replaces Jack Grealish.