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Manchester City 3-0 Bayern Munich: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Manchester City and Bayern Munich faced off in a Champions League clash on Tuesday evening.


Manchester City are still searching for their first-ever Champions League trophy.

Bayern Munich, meanwhile, last won it in 2020, with their new boss – Thomas Tuchel – winning it with Chelsea the following year.

As a result, a tough outing was expected for Man City at the Etihad.

When all was said and done in the quarter-final clash, Manchester City came out on top.

Erling Haaland nearly opened the scoring 13 minutes in when he closed down Yann Somer who took too long to get the ball out of his feet, but the Swiss keeper escaped.

Some quick link-up play led to the Haaland getting his first shot off 21 minutes in but the Norweigan took his effort too early despite having more space than he probably thought he did.

Jamal Musila had Bayern’s first good chance four minutes later but Ruben Dias made a great block to deny a likely goal.

But just as Bayern looked to be threatening, Rodri went up the other end and bent a stunning strike past Sommer to put City in front.

City should have had a second 33 minutes in after some confusion in the box saw the ball fall to a free Ilkay Gundogan but Sommer made a top save.

Bayern started the second 45 on top, with Leroy Sane causing a lot of issues down City’s right, forcing several good saves out of Ederson. Ake and Dias also had to make some big blocks to keep Bayern at bay.

Manchester City then began to dominate the match midway through the second half, with Sommer forced into action to save from Ake and tip an effort over the bar.

However, the Sky Blues were dealt a big blow 67 minutes in as Kevin De Bruyne was forced off due to injury.

Bayern, meanwhile, brought on Sadio Mane to try and capitalise on the chances they continued to have.

Less than a minute after Mane came on, though, City added a second. Upamecano made another error, which allowed Grealish to slip in Haaland who crossed to Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese was free in the box and headed past Sommer.

Substitute Julian Alvarez nearly added a third for the Manchester outfit with 15 minutes to go but Sommer got down to save. However, it took City just a minute after that chance to get their third. John Stones headed a pass across the box for Erling Haaland to kill off the game and potentially the tie.

Player ratings

Manchester City

  • GK: Ederson (7)
  • RB: John Stones (7)
  • CB: Manuel Akanji (6.5)
  • CB: Ruben Dias (8)
  • LB: Nathan Ake (7)
  • CDM: Rodri (7.5)
  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne (6)
  • CM: Ilkay Gundogan (6)
  • RW: Bernardo Silva (7.5)
  • ST: Erling Haaland (7.5)
  • LW: Jack Grealish (7.5)

Substitutes

  • Julian Alvarez (4.5)

Bayern Munich

  • GK: Yann Somer (5)
  • RB: Benjamin Pavard (6)
  • CB: Dayot Upamecano (4)
  • CB: Mathijs De Ligt (6)
  • LB: Alphonso Davies (5)
  • CDM: Leon Goreztzka (6)
  • CDM: Joshua Kimmich (7.5)
  • CAM: Jamal Musiala (6)
  • RW: Leroy Sane (7)
  • ST: Serge Gnabry (5.5)
  • LW: Kingsley Coman (5.5)

Substitutes

  • Sadio Mane (3)
  • Thomas Muller (3)
  • Joao Cancelo (3)

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