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 this wonderful 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 teams together with the German one in the quarter-finals.
But the clash 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.
Manchester City’s defensive shield may not have it in his job description to score goals, but he can capably replace his colleagues.
In the 27th minute, he took the ball, cleverly hacked down an incoming Goretzka, set up the ball to his weaker left and swept the crossbar of Sommer’s goal with a beautiful shot.
Rodri has 2 goals and 5 assists this season, each time making his mark in the Premier League stats. He scored the first point of his career in the Champions League and has a goal and an assist in the Europa League so far.
Source: UEFA, Twitter
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