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Result: Sergio Aguero seals hat-trick in injury time to hand Manchester City dramatic win

Sergio Aguero scores a hat-trick in a 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich to give Manchester City a boost in their bid for qualification from Group E.

Sergio Aguero's hat-trick handed Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 win over Bayern Munich to give them a major boost in their bid for qualification for the Champions League knockout phase.

Aguero's first half penalty was cancelled out by Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski strikes before half time, but the Argentine striker pounced on two late mistakes to hand City all three points.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third and matchwinning goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Muenchen at the Etihad Stadium on November 25, 2014© Getty Images

In the ninth minute, Arjen Robben's mazy run across the edge of the box ended with a scooped pass towards goal which found Sebastian Rode, who was only denied by a good Joe Hart save.

Franck Ribery then saw his goalbound shot bravely blocked by a combination of City defenders, but just seconds later the game swung in the favour of the home side.

Aguero collected Frank Lampard's through-ball and just as he was about to shoot, Medhi Benatia scythed down the striker inside the box and earned himself a red card.

The Argentine striker picked himself up to plant the spot kick beyond the reach of Manuel Neuer and hand the Citizens the lead.

The dismissal of Benatia opened up the game and City were content to soak up pressure from the Bundesliga champions before releasing Aguero on the break.

Lampard almost fired a well-worked free kick into the top corner from 30 yards, but the midfielder's fierce shot flew narrowly wide.

However, Alonso rolled a free kick into the bottom corner of the net five minutes before the break to bring City's momentum to a halt.

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso celebrates with Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery and Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski after scoring s his team's first goal to equalise during the UEFA Champions League Group E© Getty Images

Five minutes later, Lewandowski netted for Bayern with a flicked header to turn the game on its head.

Alonso almost grabbed his second moments after the break, but his curling left-footed effort bent the wrong side of Hart's far post.

At the other end, Jesus Navas drew a low save from Neuer as both sides looked to attack.

City were eager in closing down their German opponents, but Bayern were assured in possession and played their way out of many tricky situations.

Lampard continued to threaten and forced Neuer into a save at full stretch, but it looked as though Bayern were going to hold on to secure victory.

However, Aguero latched on to Alonso's mistake five minutes from time and passed a composed finish into the far corner to level up the scores.

Then he forced Jerome Boateng into a mistake and swept the ball inside the near post to hand City a dramatic win.

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Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso celebrates with Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery and Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski after scoring s his team's first goal to equalise during the UEFA Champions League Group E
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