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Holders frozen out of Europa League

AMNESIA:Atletico coach Quique Sanchez Flores wants to forget his side’s exit, while Man City boss Roberto Mancini was delighted his team finished top of Group A

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City finished ahead of surprise package Lech Poznan on their head-to-head record after the Poles won 1-0 at big-spending Austrian champions Salzburg.

In Group I, Debrecen of Hungary beat Italy’s Sampdoria 2-0 while Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven drew 0-0 with Metalist Kharkiv of Ukraine.

The final Group H matches saw Stuttgart thrash OB Odense of Denmark 5-1 in Germany and Spaniards Getafe edge Swiss side Young Boys 1-0.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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