(Video) Top Stat as Man City nemesis demonstrates remarkable Champions League consistency

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Mario Mandzukic appears to have ruined Manchester City’s opening Champions League fixture on Tuesday evening.

The Citizens—playing in front of their home fans—opened the scoring against Juventus as Giorgio Chiellini scored an own goal under pressure from Vincent Kompany.

The Old Lady fell behind on 57 minutes and could have been buried when Raheem Sterling and then David Silva were thwarted by Gigi Buffon.

Ultimately, the Italian champions were only behind for 13 minutes, as new boy Mario Mandzukic levelled the contest on 70 minutes after escaping Eliaquim Mangala’s attentions to finish from close range.

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The effort means that the Croatian frontman has scored in each of his last eight seasons in the Champions League. The powerful hitman may have struggled in the Serie A—where he has failed to score in his opening three outings—but he is a guaranteed quality in Europe.

Mandzukic won the European Cup with Bayern Munich in 2013, and also starred in the competition with Atletico Madrid.

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