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UCL's Last 8 are here and Manchester City vs Bayern Munich has been the hot topic.

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Bayern vs Man City

UEFA has announced the last 8 of the Champions League tie, It is way more exciting than previously anticipated with the hopes of getting fans all pumped up there was quite a team in this year's Quarter-final, to begin with.

With teams like Bayern Munich, Manchester City, and Real Madrid we also have the powerhouse of a club resurrected in AC Milan, and the newly underdogs Napoli who thrashed Liverpool 4-0 a home in Diego Maradona stadium.

What do we know now?

Manchester City vs Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola comes back to his familiar territory once again, The Spaniard has managed the Bavarian outfits back from 2014-2016 having won the Bundesliga but failed to secure a European title with them.

Whereas City under Pep Guardiola has been a force to be reckoned with, with back-to-back Premier League titles with Manchester City, Pep has built an empire back in Manchester. with a strong relationship with his squad, he also reached the finals back in the 2020-21 season, ultimately losing out to champions Chelsea.

Bayern Munich would be all but prepared for this tight match-up with the main focus on winning the Champions after beating out that strong PSG side of Mbappe Bayern might be all-time high in confidence right now.

One advantage Bayern Munich has regarding Manchester City is that they have a player who knows about the Pep system much more deeply as the cherry on the cake he was a gift from the City side during the winter transfer window.

Yes, the fullback Joao Cancelo has been Pep Guardiola's Right-back for many years he is a player who is similar to Pep's system in and out. Bayern Munich had the same type of advantage when they beat PSG with the goals coming from former PSG players like Chuopo-Moting and Kinsley Coman. Bayern Munich can again exploit the chances if provided by the former Manchester City player.

But this match-up would not only rest on the tactics played by either manager but also the targets both clubs are chasing, currently, manchester City is chasing Arsenal for the Premier League title and sit 2nd in their League table, they have some catching to do on the other hand Bundesliga has always been a piece of cake for Bayern in recent years and this year is no different, Bayern struggled in the initial phase but now are back in track and top of the League.

When it comes to player advantage Manchester City also has a weapon ready to be launched, Erling Haaland has been like a man on a mission in the Champions League, Haaland has already scored 5 goals against RB Leipzig in the round of 16 for the Citizens.

Erling Haaland also has the experience to play in Bundesliga but was never on the winning side in Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, because Bayern defenders also had experience with dealing with players like Erling Haaland.

But the scenario has been changed completely, with the signing of De-Legit Bayern Munich has a very young Center-Back duo of Upamenco and De-Legit. It would be interesting to see how this Center-Back pairing does against Erling Haaland after keeping the likes of Kylian Mbappe silent for a whole game.


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