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Sky Sports analyses the English clubs' performances in the Champions League on Tuesday night as Arsenal and Manchester City both had to settle for a point.

Arsene Wenger: The Arsenal boss saw his team throw away a two-goal lead

Roberto Mancini: Watched Manchester City fall two goals behind to Ajax at the Etihad Stadium

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Manchester City came from two goals down against Ajax but they remain on the brink of elimination from the UEFA Champions League, while Arsenal blew a two-goal lead to draw at Schalke in a result which leaves them facing a tense finish. Here, Sky Sports analyses the highs and the lows, the performances of the referees and gets the opinion of expert pundits.

Manchester City 2 Ajax 2

Highlight

Yaya Toure's first-half volley was a tremendous display of technique and it gave City a way back into the match as well as making it a compelling second half.

Lowlight

City's zonal marking from the two corners that produced goals was woeful, particularly the second as Siem De Jong strolled in to net at the near post without a marker in sight.

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Man of the Match

Aside from Siem De Jong's two goals, he was a nuisance all night and forced Joe Hart into more than one top-drawer save.

Referee

Peter Rasmussen had a very quiet, unassuming game until his decision right at the death to not award City a penalty. He instead called for full-time, leaving City's players and Roberto Mancini fuming.

Opta Fact

Manchester City made 519 passes to compare to Ajax's 454 at the Etihad Stadium and they had the greater share of possession with 53.3 per cent.

Sky Sports Verdict

Sky Sports' Graeme Souness: "Manchester City are a team who are still scratching for the form they had last year but I still think they are way off where they were last year.

Schalke 2 Arsenal 2

Highlight

Arsenal showed some rare self-belief to survive an early storm and take a two-goal lead through Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud. They also soaked up second-half pressure after being pegged back at 2-2.

Arsenal sacrifice two-goal lead

Lowlight

Arsenal's sloppy defending to allow Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to score at 2-1 just before half-time was a crucial moment. Santi Cazorla slipped to lose possession and then Per Mertesacker allowed Huntelaar to drift in behind.

Man of the Match

Vito Mannone made several important saves to ensure Arsenal left Gelsenkirchen with a point. A one-on-one stop with Huntelaar early in the second half was the pick of the bunch.

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli showed five yellow cards on a bit of a picky night. But the Italian match official also outraged Arsenal by stopping play when they were on the attack in the penalty area in order for Schalke right-back Marco Hoger to receive treatment for a leg injury.

Opta Fact

This is only the second time Arsenal have given up a two-goal lead in the Champions League. The first was against Bayern Munich in December 2000.

Sky Sports Verdict

Sky Sports' Glenn Hoddle: "It was a battling performance from Arsenal. Normally they have possession. It was a good, character-building match.