Coming from behind to win 3-2 in Munich allowed City to move on from the home defeat they suffered when hosting Bayern in October.
Manchester City's ability to come back from the brink of a humiliating loss and defeat reigning Champions League holders Bayern Munich by a 3-2 scoreline, ending a run of ten wins on the spin, is testament to the level of performances they have in them, according to versatile midfielder James Milner.
City were 2-0 down after just 12 minutes, as Thomas Muller latched on to a Dante assist on the fifth minute mark before Mario Gotze capitalised from a corner seven minutes later: 'It was a terrible start and we gave away sloppy goals,' Milner told Sky Sports.
Via David Silva, City halved Bayern's lead before the break. Aleksandar Kolarov then equalised from the spot and Milner sealed the winner just after the hour mark.
With a pass completion rate of 82%, a total of five interceptions and clearances a tackle from the flank, as well as his goal, it was a good all-round display from the Englishman, who praised the club's character: 'It says a lot about the dressing-room and the character of the players… to go to a place like this and go 2-0 down and then come back and win shows the character in this dressing-room.
'It was not enough to win the group but it shows the type of performance we need in the next round. We can come to a place like this and score goals. We wanted a bit of revenge after the first game [3-1 loss]. It will give us a lot of belief. We will come up against a good team like Bayern [in the knockout stage].'
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