Manchester City showed their intentions to win the UEFA Champions League as they handed Bavarian giants Bayern Munich a huge defeat in the first-leg tie.
Goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland set the tone for a frenetic finish for the home side. Despite Bayern’s pedigree in Europe, City won 3-0 to secure a first-leg advantage.
And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Citizens are one foot away from making it to the Semi-finals of the European competition this season.
Following City’s 3-0 triumph, Isagoal.com reviews the statistical analysis as regards the game at the Etihad Stadium.
Shots on Target
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Manchester City displayed their expertise in the final third as they threatened Bayern’s defence on a couple of occasions.
Goals from Bernardo Silva and Rodri is a proof of City’s attacking talent as they got the better of Bayern Munich in the entire match.
Shots off target
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The Citizens still were dominant in the final third as they even had shots which were wide of the Bayern goal.
But City’s attacking resilience was on display as we witnessed their forward movement many times in the encounter.
They had 5 shots off target via the 3 shots off target Bayern Munich had in the game.
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Manchester City was a bit more defensive in this game thus limiting Bayern’s attacking intent in the final third.
In the end, City needed to only make three blocked shots as against the 5 blocked shots Bayern Munich in the match.
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Manchester City to our surprise wasn’t the more dominant side in this fixture as we expected.
It is proof of Bayern’s pedigree as a team as they controlled more possession of the ball than Manchester City.
In the end, Manchester City had 46% of the ball while Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich had 54% of the ball.
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Manchester City had more firepower as far as the game is concerned. And it’s no surprise how they comfortably record a 3-0 victory on the occasion.
They earned 8 corner kicks as compared to the 5 corner kicks Bayern Munich had in the encounter.
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Manchester City was more strategic than Bayern Munich in the first leg tie as the Citizens went about their business with clear-cut direction.
Bayern Munich with their intentions to get back into the game was caught offside as compared to City’s no offside in the match.
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Manchester City had more fouls as compared to Bayern Munich in the game.
The Citizens recorded more fouls as they had less possession of the ball on the occasion.
Manchester City had 11 fouls as compared to the 8 fouls the more dominant Bayern side had in the game.
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The match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich was expected to produce a magnificent performance as a whole.
And it was a quality performance on the day as Manchester City had more throw-ins than Bayern via the intensity of the match.
In the end, Bayern Munich had 17 throw-ins as compared to Manchester City’s 19 throw-ins in the match.
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Both Sides would be grateful to the match official who moderated the match to a great extent. With the fouls committed in this match, booking was expected.
But the centre referee limited it to only three bookings as Manchester City had I yellow card. While Bayern Munich had 2 Yellow cards in the game.
This article was updated 2 months ago