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PARIS, Sept 29: Raheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3 draw with Celtic in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday, while Atletico Madrid once again did for Bayern Munich.

While City�s perfect start to the season was ended in Glasgow, their Premier League rivals Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory against Basel.

Atletico had eliminated Bayern in the semifinals last season and repeated the trick at the Vicente Calderon to make it a double for Spanish clubs against German opposition as Barcelona downed Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1.

On paper, the Group C clash at Celtic Park appeared to be a bit of a mismatch with City looking to equal Tottenham Hotspur�s English record of 11 successive victories at the start of a campaign from 1960.

But instead Pep Guardiola�s men found themselves having to come from behind three times to claim a point at a raucous Parkhead, with Celtic first scoring in the third minute when an Erik Sviatchenko header went in off Moussa Dembele.

Fernandinho equalised only for a Kieran Tierney cross to go in off Sterling and restore the Scottish champions� lead.

Sterling�s brilliantly-taken goal at the other end restored parity before the half-hour mark, but Dembele capitalised on an Aleksandar Kolarov error to make it 3-2 just after the break.

However, Nolito got City�s third equaliser and it was the English side who looked more likely to go on and win it.

�I don�t know how many the chances they had after the third goal. We should have won it,� said Guardiola.

It is Barcelona who are top of the section after the Spanish champions followed their 7-0 trouncing of Celtic last time out with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Gladbach in Germany. � AFP

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Celtic hold City in thriller, Atletico sink Bayern

PARIS, Sept 29: Raheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3 draw with Celtic in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday, while Atletico Madrid once again did for Bayern Munich.

While City�s perfect start to the season was ended in Glasgow, their Premier League rivals Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory against Basel.

Atletico had eliminated Bayern in the semifinals last season and repeated the trick at the Vicente Calderon to make it a double for Spanish clubs against German opposition as Barcelona downed Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1.

On paper, the Group C clash at Celtic Park appeared to be a bit of a mismatch with City looking to equal Tottenham Hotspur�s English record of 11 successive victories at the start of a campaign from 1960.

But instead Pep Guardiola�s men found themselves having to come from behind three times to claim a point at a raucous Parkhead, with Celtic first scoring in the third minute when an Erik Sviatchenko header went in off Moussa Dembele.

Fernandinho equalised only for a Kieran Tierney cross to go in off Sterling and restore the Scottish champions� lead.

Sterling�s brilliantly-taken goal at the other end restored parity before the half-hour mark, but Dembele capitalised on an Aleksandar Kolarov error to make it 3-2 just after the break.

However, Nolito got City�s third equaliser and it was the English side who looked more likely to go on and win it.

�I don�t know how many the chances they had after the third goal. We should have won it,� said Guardiola.

It is Barcelona who are top of the section after the Spanish champions followed their 7-0 trouncing of Celtic last time out with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Gladbach in Germany. � AFP

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