In what was to serve as nothing but a decider as to who would finish top of the group, Juventus came out tops over their English rivals.
With Sevilla and Monchengladbach sacrificing themselves as the whipping boys of the group, Juventus and Manchester City had qualified since week 4.
Manuel Pellegrini will perhaps be ruing his decision to take the foot off the pedal against Liverpool last weekend. After suffering an embarrassing 4-1 defeat, only a win away would have satisfied fans.
Eventually, a tap in from Mandzukic proved to be the decider as Juventus moved top of the table. Monchengladbach whooped Sevilla 4-2 to condemn the Spanish side to the bottom of the table.