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Roberto Mancini says he hasmore than one point to proveahead of Manchester City'sChampions League home clashwith

Roberto Mancini says he has
more than one point to prove
ahead of Manchester City's
Champions League home clash
with Borussia Dortmund.
The City manager wants to atone
for failing to make it
past the group stage last season
and has also set his sights on
winning the competition.
"I hope that I can improve my
record in the Champions League,"
he said.
"I think that we've arrived at the
time where we can win
the Champions League. But in this
moment we are in a
difficult group.
"We want to go into the second
stage, we are sure of this, but we
know it will be
City, who won the Premier League
under Mancini last season, are
grouped with Real
Madrid, Ajax and Dortmund.
They led Madrid 2-1 with less
than five minutes to go in their
opening group game, but came
away without a point.
"We need to not concede easy
goals to the opponent like we
conceded against Real Madrid,"
Mancini said.
"If we want to go through, we
need to improve very quickly."
Wednesday's opponents
Dortmund, who beat Ajax at
home in their opening match, are
also hopeful of advancing
to the knockout phase after
missing a berth last season.
"Dortmund are a fantastic team.
Competitive, they work hard
together, they defend together,
they attack together
and I think it's going to be a
massive game for us," Mancini

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