UEFA CL: QF2: Man City vs Bayern Munich: Preview and Prediction

FC Bayern Munich is all set to face Manchester City at Etihad in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola will face each other in a European knockout game again after last season’s Champions League final.

The grand European stage is all ready for Bragging rights. The English giants' Manchester City will lock horns with six-time champions league winners FC Bayern Munich in the peak continental clash. 

Manchester City is on an absolute stroll this season with being second in the Premier League table and they are in contention to win all the competitions this season. This is the sixth consecutive quarter-finals appearance of Manchester City in the European Cup. 

This will be the seventh consecutive attempt of Pep Guardiola to win European royalty. Manchester City who boasts of their domestic success always fails to feast on the Royal European meal.

On the other hand, FC Bayern Munich who has been winning Bundesliga for the last decade has enjoyed considerable success at the continental level. 

The German giants have held their hands six times on this coveted trophy. They will try to make their way easier to the seven heavens by knocking out the Citizens. In this article, we dig deep into the dynamics of both teams before this ever-enthralling clash.

Team News

Manchester City can avail the services of all the first-team players except the young English man Phil Foden who’s been absent from the squad owing to injury concerns. Pep has been tweaking his squad recently, which may see the English defender John Stones pushing up to the midfield, and Portuguese magnifico Bernardo Silva will also be seen supporting in the final attacking third.

Meanwhile, serial Bundesliga winners will miss Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting in the number nine position. FC Bayern legend Thomas Muller and German international Serge Gnabry emerge as the obvious replacement options for the injured striker.

 Apart from these two Senegalese international Sadio Mane will also be in contention to start against Pep Guardiola's side. The young German lad Jamal Muisala will look to dissect the gritty defense of Manchester City with his dazzling dribbling skills.

Head-to-Head records

Manchester City and FC Bayern Munich have not faced each other in nine long years. The history book suggests that City and Bayern have gone head-to-head six times where both got a fair share with three wins each.


Manchester City faced Southampton in their last game where they clinched an easy 4-1 win. City who are in red-hot form will look to capitalize on and demolish the German giants. Meanwhile, FC Bayern Munich who won Der Klassiker easily got knocked out in DFB Pokal by SC Freiburg.

Manchester City and FC Bayern Munich both the teams have been coached by Spanish mastermind Pep Guardiola. They both play a similar style of football. Guardiola and City’s relationship is a decade strong whereas FC Bayern Munich recently signed free agent and former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel. 

It will be a very technically enhanced tactical game. The first leg will end in a draw with both teams scoring two goals.

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