Man City KO Bayern to reach 3rd consecutive semis

Erling Haaland

Mueez Ajao

– Manchester City set up a Champions League semi-final clash with holders Real Madrid as Erling Haaland’s goal ended Bayern Munich’s hopes of a comeback.

– Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel felt his side needed a miracle to go through after losing the first leg 3-0 – and they squandered plenty of opportunities to get back into the game.

– Haaland made them pay as he lashed home a shot into the top corner to cap off a swift counter-attack, 15 seconds after Ederson had saved Kingsley Coman’s shot at the other end.

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– That was the Norwegian’s 48th goal for City this season, but he could have reached that figure earlier in the game but blazed over a penalty after a Dayot Upamecano handball.

– Just like in the first leg last week, Upamecano – who was also beaten easily for the 57th-minute goal – had a nightmare.

– The French centre-back was shown a red card early in the game for a professional foul on Haaland, but it was overturned because the City striker was offside.

– Joshua Kimmich scored an 83rd-minute penalty for Bayern after a harsh handball decision against Manuel Akanji, but the German champions were never going to find three more goals in the last seven minutes.

– Boss Tuchel was also sent to the stands for two yellow cards in what was a very fractious and fiery encounter at times.

– There was no doubt City deserved to progress over the two legs and their Treble dream remains alive, with the Premier League and FA Cup other trophy targets this season.

– Kimmich’s spot-kick, though, ended their 10-game winning run in all competitions.

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