Bayern Munich 1, Manchester City 1 (UEFA Champions League, Manchester City beat Bayern Munich 4-1 on Aggregate)
Bayern Munich could not prevent Erling Haaland from scoring as Manchester City marched into the Champions League semi finals.
Haaland missed a penalty but scored a crucial opening goal before Joshua Kimmich scored a late penalty for Bayern – merely a consolation – as the Germans finally breached the solid City defence but the damage had been done in the first leg.Embed from Getty Images
The Germans, who hardly had the best build-up with this game in drawing at home to Hoffenheim, had the better of the first half with Kingsley Coman terrorising Nathan Ake as they pressed City all over the midfield and Leroy Sane missing the best chance of the half – sending a shot wide of the back post with just Ederson to beat.
They also had a majority of possession against City – who named the same side that thrashed Bayern at the Etihad last week – and certainly the best shots.
Bayern used up plenty of remaining luck when Dayot Upamecano was sent off for hauling down Haaland earlier but was saved by an offside flag in the build-up.
The hapless French defender – who had a mare in the first leg at the Etihad – was then booked for a silly handball soon afterwards which gave City the chance to build an unassailable 4-0 lead from the penalty spot after 37 minutes.
But the big Norwegian was delayed in taking his penalty and powered his subsequent effort over the bar – his first miss in his last 16 penalties.
City had to work hard to keep Bayern’s chances as low as they could blocking some approach play.
In the second half Bayern’s intensity remained high but City kept them at arm’s length and Grealish fed the ball to Haaland only to see him shoot straight at Yann Sommer with Kevin De Bruyne waiting for a square ball.
Ederson kept a Bayern attack out with nobody to hammer home the loose ball.
And Erling Haaland underlined just how much Bayern were missing a goalscorer when City went up the other end following a John Stones clearance up to Haaland who exchanged passes with De Bruyne and then went past Upamecano, who slipped, on his way to smashing home his 48th goal of the season after 57 minutes.
Joshua Kimmich shot straight at Ederson as Bayern had to score four.
Nathan Ake went down with what looked like a hamstring injury while stretching to reach the ball – he was immediately replaced by Aymeric Laporte.
Mathys Tel thought he had scored an equaliser for Bayern but Coman was flagged offside when receiving the through ball which he cut inside with to shoot at Ederson who could only parry into the path of the Bayern substitute.
And not even a mistake by City could had Bayern a crumb of comfort after they almost scored an own goal.
Manuel Akanji was penalised for handball after substitute Sadio Mane’s cross from the touchline came off the Swiss defenders outstretched arm.
Kimmich stepped up and handed the home side a consolation from the penalty spot – firing straight down the middle as Ederson dived away to his left.
And Tuchel, who had been vocally voicing his opinion from the sidelines, was sent off for a second booking.
Kyle Walker replaced De Bruyne as City saw the game out for a comfortable draw – ending their ten game winning streak in all competitions – which will see them playing Real Madrid in their third consecutive semi final.