Thomas Tuchel did not start his new engagement at Bayern Munich well. First he was knocked out of the DFB Pokal and then lost 0:3 in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City. However, he disagreed with the result.
A clash of titans and two big favourites for the title, this was Manchester City’s duel with Bayern Munich.
But while the Bavarian team is seasoned with experience in Europe, the third most successful club in history with six trophies, and Manchester City is still unbowed by the Champions League title, it looked exactly the opposite.
Particularly in the second half, when Bayern began to mess up incomprehensibly and set up chances for the home side with huge errors.
Rodri opened the scoring in the first half with a wonderful shot, Bernardo Silva added a second goal after a huge blunder by Upamecan, and then Haaland rounded off the scoring with a third goal.
“The result does not reflect the match. We showed good character. We played well for the first 20 minutes of the second half but we were not rewarded. We got a goal from distance but our reaction was very good, even better in the second half,” Tuchel praised his team after the game.
“Of course, we are all disappointed. It didn’t look like a 0:3 loss, but that’s the way it is. It’s a big challenge to turn it around, but we won’t give up. A home game in Germany is a home game in Germany. It‘s not over until it’s over,” exhorted Bayern’s fresh coach.
The return leg at the Allianz Arena is scheduled for next Wednesday. Thomas Tuchel will surely have plenty of thinking to do to turn the double-header around.
Source: UEFA, Bayern Munich
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