Manchester City’s match against Bayern Munich was the most anticipated match of the Champions League quarter-finals. Rodri opened the clash between the two big favourites for the overall triumph with a wonderful goal, Dayot Upamecano gave the Citizens their second goal with his extra goal.
The duel between Manchester City and Bayern Munich can be considered an early final. Together with Real Madrid, these three teams are the biggest favourites to win the Champions League, but the draw has already brought the two English sides together with the German one in the quarter-finals.
But the duel was not only interesting because of the clash on the pitch. João Cancelo and Leroy Sané returned to Manchester, and the Portuguese in particular did not leave the Etihad Stadium on a good note.
A great tactical chess match was expected, neither Pep Guardiola nor Thomas Tuchel wanted to offer their opponents an advantage with their mistake.
That’s why many pundits thought it could easily have been a goalless draw. But these speculations were dismissed by Spanish midfielder Rodri. In the first half, the defensive shield swept the crossbar fantastically with his weak left foot.
Manchester City went confidently for a second goal after the change of sides. And Dayot Upamecano helped them to that in the 70th minute.
The Bayern stopper was balancing the ball and was about to take a clearance, only to miscalculate. Jack Grealish was very incisive, picked up the ball and sent Erling Haaland into the box with a beautiful cross.
Surprisingly, the born killer didn’t choose to shoot, he showed great vision and with a beautiful centre found Bernardo Silva, who scored his second goal of the game with a header.
Haaland himself was then also on the scoresheet when he scored ten minutes later to make it 3:0, Stones won a header after a centre from Alvarez and the Norwegian striker was back where he should have been.
Source: Twitter, UEFA
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