By Alan O’Connor: Tonight’s game at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City hosted Bayern Munich in a Champions League group stage tie.
Tonight’s game seen Champions League holders Bayern Munich come into this game in excellent form, being unbeaten this season scoring 35 goals. Manchester City have had a rocky start, they are placed 7th in the Premier League.
It was a typical start from Bayern Munich dominating possession of the ball. In the 6th minute Frank Ribery had his first strike on goal, this was tipped by Joe Hart into the back of the net. City seemed to be chasing the Bayern players, but not getting near them.
The Bayern Munich left side of Ribery and Alaba seemed to be too much to handle for Jesus Navas and Micah Richards. Alaba overlapped Ribery numerous times in the first half and the Manchester City side could not deal with this.