Man city victory over Bayern Munich
Watch Man city vs Bayern munich highlights as Man city pounds Bayern munich on the first leg match of the Champions league at yesterday’s match.
The champions league first leg quarter finals concluded on the 3-0 victory over man city in Etihad stadium.
Man city vs Bayern Munich highlights
Erling Haaland, without so much as a draw in seven games against these opponents as a Borussia Dortmund player, exposed that fragility in volleying home the third goal as Bayern, and the struggling Dayot Upamecano in particular, began to wilt under City’s pressure.
The fourth goal did not arrive but for all this team’s travails in the latter stages of this competition, City will surely expect to progress to the final four after this result. A hugely impressive performance that underlines their status as the favourites for the trophy.
In blustery conditions that had the rain swirling around the stadium, Jack Grealish lifted the crowd in an instant with a purposeful run and there were two chances for Haaland in those early stages – both on his left foot, both far from his best.
It was superb by the in-form Grealish to dispossess the defender and then flick the ball through to Haaland. Just as good by the Norwegian to pick out the pass to Silva as the crowd urged him to shoot. Sommer got a hand to his powerful header but could not keep it out.
Upamecano’s error for the third was less conspicuous but just as damaging – presenting Haaland with the freedom of the box to latch onto John Stones’ header and cushion the shot beyond the goalkeeper. It was his 45th goal of the season.
Pep Guardiola on postmatch Interview
Guardiola said, “It was not comfortable at all. I am emotionally destroyed! I have 10 more years today. It was such a demanding game. “For 55 to 60 minutes, it was a tight game, for parts they were better than us.
“From the start of the second half, they were better. We could not control them. But we adjusted something and we were better. It is an incredible result. But we have to do something in Munich at a little bit better not to suffer too much. We will try to do it. “I have been there many times. I know this team is special. To knock out these top teams you need two top games not one.”
He added: “I know exactly what we have to do there. If we do not perform well, they can score one, two or three. I know that and the players know it.
“It is an incredible result but we have to do our game with a huge, huge personality because otherwise these are top clubs and teams.
“Here, we have our chances, in our stadium, we are something special this season. We have our momentum, we are clinical and have that weapon. But it is the same for Munich.
“I have been there, you have not been there. I have been there for three years. I know what it means for the people, we are going there to score goals and try to win the game. If not, it will be so difficult.”
Thomas Tuchel on postmatch interview
“This does not feel like a 3-0 but it is a 3-0 and it is a huge, huge task now to turn this around. We are realistic but we will not give up,” said Tuchel afterwards. “It will not be over until we are in the shower.”
Tuchel pointed to the opening goal of the game from Rodri as evidence of his team’s misfortune. “If City gets this sort of goal it gets really, really difficult,” said the Bayern boss.
“The reaction was great during the first half. In the second half, it was even better. In the period where the goal could give us a huge boost of confidence, the opposite happened.” He saw Upamecano’s error as the turning point.
“The second goal shifted the momentum when it was our momentum. It was an individual mistake, a decision-making mistake and at the highest level in world football it is brutal. This is a mistake that should not happen at this level in this part of the field. “Clearly, we were not rewarded for our efforts.”