Bayern Munich played Manchester City off the park last night.
The Bundesliga champions dominated Manuel Pellegrini's side from start to finish to claim a 3-1 win the UEFA Champions League - and the statistics don't make pretty reading for the Eastlands faithful.
Yaya Toure, City's pass master, their driving force from the middle of the park was bossed in midfield.
Yaya Touré led City with 43 passes, a total eclipsed by nine Bayern players.— Richard Farley (@richardfarley) October 2, 2013
This overall passing statistic shows Bayern more than doubled City's tally over the 90 minutes.
FACT: Total passes tonight: Manchester City - 332 Bayern Munich - 690— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) October 2, 2013
In terms of the squad valuation, City's starting XI was worth over a £100 million more than the eleven players Pellegrini fielded.
Bayern XI cost £81.3m. Man City XI cost £184m. pic.twitter.com/8fTphtnBZV— Samuel (@samuelj29060) October 2, 2013
Last night's one-sided contest had players, past and present, drooling at Bayern Munich's impressive attacking play. Some described it as Barcelona-esque, with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola slowly employing his philosophy at the Allianz Arena.
This is exhibition stuff from Bayern Munich. They are comfortably the best team in Europe at present.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) October 2, 2013
Bayern were just brilliant ! I love watching great football like that!!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) October 2, 2013
Is it possible to play better than Munich in that first half? #exceptional— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) October 2, 2013
Pep guardiola has improved Bayern, a treble winning team...hard to believe he could have done that but he has. Great to witness it. #PepsWay— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 3, 2013
What did you make of Bayern Munich's dazzling display? Are they the best team in Europe?