Bayern Munich vs Manchester City: Preview, Team News, Probable Line Up And Prediction

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola takes his team to the Allianz Arena, the former stadium when he was the manager of the German side for the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on April 19, 2023.

The Premier League Champions got a 3-0 advantage over Thomas Tuchel’s side at the Etihad Stadium. 

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

The performance at the Etihad Stadium left Bayern players disorganized; it was reported that Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane got into a brutal argument, with Mane pushing Sane on his lips.

Also, former RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano suffered racism abuse after the game.

Rodri’s first-half stunner gave Manchester City the lead. Bernardo Silva scored with a header, and Erling Haaland scored the final goal to put Manchester City ahead in the first leg. 

Tuchel’s men played a 1-1 tie with Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric free kick cancelled out Benjamin Pavard’s effort on goal.

Although, they are still on top of the table after the disappointing 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim, with Borussia Dortmund staying in the second position with 57 points.

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Since the sacking of Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel has not really proved that he is the man for the job with two wins in three matches in the Bundesliga and elimination from the DFL Super Cup.

Bayern Munich had kept one clean sheet out of seven matches since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel.

However, it has been over three years since they failed to score at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League.

But only four teams have ever progressed from a Champions League tie after losing the first leg 3-0, and none has ever qualified since Liverpool defeated Barcelona 4-0 in 2019 at Anfield.

Manchester City continue their unbeaten run in the last ten matches, with Haaland impressing Guardiola once again by equaling Mohamed Salah’s all-time Premier League goals in a single season.

England’s John Stones put Manchester City ahead against Leicester City in the Premier League with an excellent shot from outside the box.

Haaland scored two goals in the first half before former Manchester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal for Leicester City to give the away fans some hope.

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It was too difficult for the Leicester City side to get back into the game, as Manchester City were too brilliant to play against. The cityzens are already reducing the gap between them and Arsenal.

Bayern Munich v Manchester City

Currently, Arsenal are ahead of Manchester City by just four points, with Manchester City still having a game to play.

However, ahead of the match against Bayern Munich, Manchester City had failed to win the last three away matches in the Champions League group stage.

Guardiola is hoping to get his 100th Champions League win against Bayern Munich in Germany on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich v Manchester City

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Team News 

Tuchel confirmed Mane will be available for the second leg match against Manchester City after he was dropped against Hoffenheim during the weekend.

Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Paul Wanner, and Gabriel Marusic are all out of the second-leg encounter.

Bayern Munich v Manchester City

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who just returned from a knee injury, may find it difficult to get into the Bayern Munich squad due to Tuchel not wanting to rush the player.

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Guardiola’s only absent player is Phil Foden, who is continuing to recover from appendix surgery.

Haaland, Stones, and Kevin De Bruyne will start against Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City: possible line-up

Bayern Munich’s possible lineup:
Sommer; Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Mueller

Manchester City’s possible lineup:
Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City Prediction 

Manchester City’s away form in the Champions League is nothing to write home about, but they are capable of shocking Bayern Munich, who had failed to keep clean sheets in the previous matches.

It will be difficult for Bayern Munich to overturn the 3-0 deficit from the first leg. Prediction: Bayern Munich 1:2 Manchester City 

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