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Match report - Bayern Munich vs Manchester City

Manchester City players celebrate their win

Wednesday December 11, 2013Bayern Munich 2 - 3 Manchester City

By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games

Manchester City pulled off a famous victory as they came behind to defeat Bayern Munich in Germany, missing top spot in the group by just a solitary goal in a game that saw Micah forced off with injury.

Things looked ominous for City as Bayern, who had won their previous league outing 7-0, went ahead with 4 minutes on the clock. Thomas Muller ran on to a through ball before guiding past Joe Hart in the City goal to fire Josep Guardiola’s men in front and make it 1-0.

And things went from bad to worse as last season’s treble-winners doubled their lead, Mario Gotze this time as he connected with a lay off to make it 2-0.

With 16 minutes on the clock Micah suffered his apparent hamstring injury, Pablo Zabaleta entering proceedings to replace him as the 25-year old limped off the field.

City were struggling, but they forced their way back into the match courtesy of a David Silva goal. Jesus Navas crossed in and James Milner did well to direct the ball back to Silva, who slotted home from 6-yards to make it 2-1.

There were to be no further goals in the first-half, but City were handed a chance to go level 13 minutes after the interval as Milner was brought down in the box. Captain for the evening Aleksander Kolarov stepped up to convert the spot-kick and make it 2-2, City having done brilliantly to turn proceedings round and then going in hunt of a winner.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men had a spring in their step and they flipped the game completely on its head just minutes after their second, Milner – impressive throughout the game – capitalising on Jerome Boateng’s missed clearance to make it 3-2.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Thiago, Muller, Gotze, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic.
Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Javi Martinez, Shaqiri, Rafinha, Pizarro, Contento.

Man City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Silva, Fernandinho, Dzeko.
Subs: Pantilimon, Kompany, Zabaleta, Negredo, Aguero, Rodwell, Boyata.