David Silva’s dramatic 87th-minute strike got Manchester City off the mark in this season’s Champions League with a 2-1 victory away to Hoffenheim.
Silva capitalised on a defensive error by Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch before finishing into the far corner.
City had fallen behind after only 44 seconds when Ishak Belfodil finished through the legs of goalkeeper Ederson.
They equalised six minutes later when Sergio Aguero poked home from Leroy Sane’s cut-back but had been frustrated from then on, and looked like only taking a point from their trip to Germany before Silva pounced late on.
Earlier Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann denied Raheem Sterling with his legs at the end of a rapid counter-attack in the first half, and dived high to his left to stop Aguero finding the top corner.
Aguero also put a volley over when unmarked six yards from goal and had a weak header saved in the second half.
City had a strong claim for a second-half penalty turned down when Baumann seemed to bring down Sane in the box but referee Damir Skomina chose not to give a foul – or book the forward for diving.
The win gives City their first points in the Champions League this season after they suffered a surprise defeat by Lyon in their opening game.
More to follow.
Source BBC News