Mancini wants Europa place

MANCHESTER City manager Roberto Mancini has promised that his side are motivated to beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight, despite already being eliminated.

Mancini’s side will qualify for the Europa League if they win in Germany and Ajax fail to beat Real Madrid, but have the distraction of Sunday’s pivotal Premier League clash with neighbours Manchester United on the horizon.

“We will try, but we need to win in Dortmund and it will not be easy,” said Mancini, who has vowed to field a strong side. “There is the Premier League, and the Europa League if we can go in it, and the FA Cup. The season is long and it is important.”