CL knockout against Man City: Haaland punishes desperate FC Bayern ice cold

CL knockout against Man City
Haaland punishes desperate Bayern Munich

FC Bayern fails in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Munich team showed a good performance against Manchester City in the second leg, but they are far too harmless in front of goal. Only Joshua Kimmich scores from the penalty spot. Erling Haaland, on the other hand, is ice cold, but he also misses a penalty.

No football miracle, no handle pot: FC Bayern failed in its “Mission Impossible” against Manchester City with the insatiable “Tormonster” Erling Haaland and also lost the second possible trophy under hopeful Thomas Tuchel. The bitter 1-1 (0-0) in the second leg of the quarterfinals after a good performance for a long time meant the end for the Munich usurer against the eleven of returnee Pep Guardiola. “We had them back on the hook, even more than in Manchester,” said Tuchel. “In 180 minutes we didn’t get any encouragement or luck at all. I’m very satisfied.”

Bayern Munich – Manchester City 1: 1 (0: 0)

Gates: 0: 1 Erling Haaland (57th), 1: 1 Joshua Kimmich (83rd, penalty kick)
Munich: Summer – Pavard (Stanisic 77), Upamecano, de Ligt, Cancelo (Davies 63) – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman, Musiala (Müller 72), Sane (Mane 64) – Choupo-Moting (Tel 71); Trainer: Tuchel
Manchester: Ederson – Akanji, Ruben Dias, Ake (Laporte 66) – Stones, Rodrigo – Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne (Walker 88), Grealish – Haaland (Alvarez 84); Trainer: Guardiola
Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
Viewers: 75,000 (sold out)
Yellow-red card: Thomas Tuchel (Munich) for repeated complaints (86.)
Special event: Special incident: Erling Haaland shoots a penalty over the goal (37.)
Yellow card: Cancelo, Upamecano, Kimmich, Pavard, Stanisic – Ederson, Gundogan, Ake, Laporte

Haaland threw a hand penalty over the goal (37th), but robbed Bayern of their last hope with his 41st goal in the 48th game for Manchester (57th). The equalizer with a penalty kick converted by Joshua Kimmich (83rd) came too late given the clear 0:3 in the first leg. The semi-finals of the Champions League will take place for the third time in a row without the German record champions. Like last year, Favorit City meets defending champions Real Madrid. “We were certainly not the worse team,” said Kimmich at DAZN. He emphasized: “It was realistic for us to score three goals if you see the chances, but then you have to score the goals.”

Angry Tuchel sees yellow-red

Munich, where shortly before the end of the referee visibly annoyed Tuchel (86) had to go into the stands because of repeated complaints with yellow-red, only the prospect of the eleventh German championship in a row remains. But even in the Bundesliga, the inconsistent table leaders are only two points ahead of Dortmund and face a rude awakening and thus the first season without a trophy since 2012.

Club boss Oliver Kahn spoke to DAZN of an “incredible, a monster task against what is probably the best team at the moment”. Liverpool, Rome, Barcelona and La Coruna had shown the way: FC Bayern wanted to become the fifth club in the history of the competition to catch up three or more goals. “Fight with a big chest until the end!” was the message from the most loyal fans from the south stand to the “Kings of the Cup”.

Müller initially only on the bench again

Goals were needed – but Tuchel initially did without Thomas Müller, whom he had praised the day before as the best Munich “box” player. The reason? “Because I’m expecting the same game” as in Manchester, said the coach, “speed and speed dribbling” are required, not Müller’s strengths. The fast Serge Gnabry still had to make way for the recovered nine Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Joao Cancelo defended city loan for Alphonso Davies, who was overwhelmed in Manchester. The Bavarians relied on robust duel leadership and caught the guests again and again in the forward movement.

This opened up spaces in which Tuchel’s speed dribblers came across – and missed a number of opportunities. The whole game was a plea for a summer shopping spree with the main goal of signing a nine. Leroy Sané (17th) missed the first big chance in a counterattack via Jamal Musiala. Tuchel rolled his eyes, Guardiola puffed out his cheeks with relief. Seconds later, the Bayern fans caught their breath for the first time: first-leg unlucky Dayot Upamecano saw red after an emergency brake on Haaland, who broke through – but the Norwegian was offside and the dismissal was withdrawn.

After further opportunities from Sané (21st) and Leon Goretzka (24th), Upamecano was again in focus: The Frenchman blocked a shot from City captain İlkay Gündoğan with his elbow, but Haaland failed for the first time for City from the point in the eighth attempt. On the other hand, Kingsley Coman (42′) and Choupo-Moting (45’+1′) also failed to score. Tuchel’s stage goal of “winning” the first half was missed. In the second, Bayern continued to run wild and increasingly desperate, Coman failed at goalkeeper Ederson (57th) – and Haaland hit Munich in the heart in return. The supposed 1: 1 of substitute Mathys Tel (75th) did not count because of an offside position, Kimmich’s equalization was only cosmetic.

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