Toure rues missed chances after Juventus defeat

The Ivorian believes Manchester City had enough opportunities to win the game but Mario Mandzukic’s only goal was enough to put the Italian side in control of Group D

Yaya Toure rued Manchester City’s profligacy in front of goal after Juventus took control of Champions League Group D with a 1-0 victory in Turin.

Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling both missed close-range chances for City at Juventus Stadium, with Mario Mandzukic’s 18th-minute goal holding up as the match winner for the hosts.

Juve join City in securing a place in the last 16 and the Serie A champions now require only a point from their final match against Sevilla to make sure of top spot and a seeded place in the draw.

“I think we are quite disappointed,” Toure told BT Sport. “It was a 50-50 game. Over the game we had more chances than them but in the end we weren’t clinical.

“It’s part of football. To win you have to score goals and when we miss like that these things can happen.”

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City’s misery was compounded when they lost Joe Hart to a late injury after the goalkeeper had turned in another fine Champions League display.

“Joe Hart played well, he saved I think two goals,” Toure said. “In the first half and second half we had a clear-cut chance to draw. We were a little unlucky.

“We have to bounce back in the next game that’s coming.”

Toure added: “I think we missed quite a lot of important injured players but we have to deal with that because we have a fantastic squad.”

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