The defending UEFA Champions League Champions proved too much for City at the Etihad Stadium. It took the Bavarians seven minutes to open the scoring much to the demise of Joe Hart. Frank Ribery’s effort was powerful enough to beat the England international at his near post much to the demise of his teammates and the home support.
Thomas Muller extended the lead for Bayern ten minutes into the second half. Four minutes later and Arjen Robben was at it as he got a goal of his own beating Hart at his near post, once again the England international was at fault for another Bayern Goal.
Munich was showing their difference in class to the Citizens who were surely fearing that the scoreline could get a lot worse. Pep Guardiola’s men were in rampant fashion as they were clearly dominating the match with 66% of the possession. The tie ened 3-1 in favor of Guardiola’s men with Alvaro Negredo scoring a consolation in the 79th minute after entering the match as a substitute with a curling shot beating Manuel Neuer. The match wasn’t a complete success for Munich as Jerome Boateng was sent off for fouling and denying Yaya Toure a clear goal scoring opportunity. City couldn’t capitalize on the free-kick but came close enough as the resulting kick by David Silva struck the crossbar.
Pellegrini’s men will look to pull themselves together after a disappointing showing when they come up against undefeated Everton over the weekend in the English Premier League.