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Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut

Club's coach Roberto Mancini blames first-night nerves for the mistakes in game against Napoli

Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Manchester City's Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez (C) vies for the ball with Napoli's Italian midfielder Christian Maggio (R) and Napoli's Argentine defender Hugo Campagnaro during the UEFA Champions league group A football match between Manchester City and Napoli at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, on September 14, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City competes with Walter Gargano of Napoli. Manchester City almost paid the price for wasting chances and ignoring warnings before Aleksandar Kolarov's free kick salvaged a draw at home to fellow Champions League newcomers Napoli on Wednesday (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
David Silva of Manchester City competes with Salvatore Aronica of Napoli. The English side had hit the woodwork twice and seen several shots whizz just wide before falling behind to an Edinson Cavani goal midway through the second half as Napoli lived up to their reputation as ruthless counter-attackers (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Edin Dzeko of Manchester City is replaced by team mate Carlos Tevez (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester City and SSC Napoli at the Etihad Stadium on September 14, 2011 in Manchester, England (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with team mate Sergio Aguero (L). City coach Roberto Mancini blamed first-night nerves for the mistakes, which included having to call on captain Vincent Kompany to clear a Marek Hamsik shot off the line, and he was relieved to get Kolarov's 75th-minute equaliser (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City tussles for posession with Ezequiel Lavezzi of Napoli (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester City and SSC Napoli (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
The Manchester City players line up for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester City and SSC Napoli at the Etihad Stadium on September 14, 2011 in Manchester, England (Getty Images)
Manchester City salvage a draw on Champions League debut
Paolo Cannavaro of Napoli challenges Edin Dzeko of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group A match (Getty Images)