City, already qualified following their 3-1 win at Sevilla last time out, traveled to Turin looking to secure top spot in Group D as well as avenge their 2-1 defeat to the Bianconeri at the Etihad Stadium in September.
But a second successive defeat to the Italian champions means City now look likely to finish second behind Juve in the group. Juventus are now two points clear before facing Sevilla away next month when City host Borussia Moenchengladbach.                                     
"Hats off to the lads, they've gifted me qualification with a game to spare," said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.                        

"It wasn't an easy group. Borussia (Moenchengladbach) had a fantastic last season and Manchester are a technical side with top players.It's never easy to win a Champions League game. We've done that, again, while not conceding a goal at home. We're proud of that statistic so the lads deserve all the credit they get," he added.                   
City manager Manuel Pellegrini complained his defender Nicolas Otamendi was fouled by Mandzukic before the Croatian scored and despite Juve missing a host of chances, the Chilean felt the visitors were unlucky.

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