How was Manchester City's win in Bayern perceived in Gemany? Markus Hanfler has the answer...
Bayern Munich stepped off the accelerator as they thought they are able to hold ontothe lead. But Manuel Pellegrini’s side wanted revenge for their 3-1 loss at home against Munich. r the Champions League knockout round.
“City had two attackers who - and I exaggerate a bit - sat in their deckchairs on the halfway line when we were in possession. No attacker is allowed to do that at Bayern or in the Germany team.”
This time it was Muller who sat in his deckchairs, despite his early goal.
Before the game Suddeutsche Zeitung wrote about the Chilean manager:
He stands “for a more mature, more serious administration. […] The self-image of the club has emancipated itself from the ever overheated, scandalous Mancini's.” And the 60-year-old benefits from the David Moyes criticism, the Bavarian daily continued. “against this [Manchester United mess] City’s problems fade away.”
And Pellegrini’s side confirmed that yesterday with a “decent result” German football magazine kicker wrote.
German tabloid headed Bild: “You read right: Bayern REALLY lost” and described why the reigning champions lost.
However despite City’s hard-earned victory the German media agreed that only Munich’s lack of motivation helped the Premier League's club to it’s third away win in this year's Champions League season.
As if Manchester City didn’t deserve the win. Surely a bit harsh on the superb comeback from Pellegrini's men, no?
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