Although most of German media praises Bayern Munich’s dominance in last night's game against Manchester City, one couldn’t get enough and rubs it in.
It could have been a great game. At least I was excited prior to it.
Manchester City could have been a match up for Bayern Munich but they truly didn’t play up to their potential.
The most expensive team in England has talent all over the field. It’s not that long ago that Manchester City won the Premier League title as they scored twice in added time to win the last game of the 2011-2012 season. Sure last year they played shakily and inconsistent from time to time and already this - losing to Aston Villa last week 3-2 and to Cardiff City on the second match day 3-2.
But Manchester United got the most out of City’s dormant potential and felt their might with a 4-1 beat-down.
However the rest of the game was owned by Bayern Munich or as Germany’s favorite tabloid Bild puts it: “Super-Bayern roll over Manchester”. They added:
“Bayern, what was that? For 75 minutes they are playing till Manchester City feels dizzy, then leading richly deserved 3-0 and showing their best performance of the season.” Despite Negredo’s goal “at the end everyone bites the dust” against Munich.
Obviously goal keeper Joe Hart did not have the game of his career but Bild rubbed it in:
“After seven minutes English international goalkeeper Joe Hart does what former English international goalkeeper David Seaman was famous for: He messes up the saveable shot by Franck Ribery. Franz Beckenbauer told broadcaster sky: ‘This is saveable. Even for an English international goalkeeper’.”
As if that weren’t enough Bild quotes Bayern Munich’s right winger Arjen Robben who said “I think we also didn’t expect an easy game like that”.
The divisive daily tends to provoke. However not every German newspaper behaves that way.
Dominance was the universal key word in Germany’s media coverage. But it sure fitted the bill of a game where it seems that Manchester City was neither mentally nor physically on the pitch in their entirety.
Unfortunately from a fan perspective, the rise of City in the end too little too late.
What is your opinion? Is Bayern Munich's dominance for real?
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