Bayern’s defense is too broken
Man City had a good game but to be fair, Bayern’s defense helped them a lot. Coach Thomas Tuchel arranged almost the best people for the defense, but the Gray Lobster still played extremely poorly.
Of the four in Bayern’s defence, De Ligt played at a full-fledged level and Pavard played well when he locked Grealish. However, the other two, Davies and Upamecano, played very badly. Even Upamecano constantly failed to pass and handled awkwardly. It was he who made the direct mistake that led to the second goal for Blue Man.
Sommer is both good and bad
Brought in in January to replace long-term injury Manuel Neuer, Yann Sommer quickly secured a starting spot at Bayern Munich. However, he still could not bring complete peace of mind.
The Swiss goalkeeper made many excellent saves in the match against Man City. However, he still had some faltering handling that made the Gray Lobster’s fans have many heart palpitations. It is clear that Bayern needs Sommer to be more firm. Otherwise, they have little hope of turning the tide.
Tuchel improvises too slowly
In the match Man City vs Bayern, new coach Thomas Tuchel arranged an attack consisting of all speed players Musiala, Coman, Sane and Gnabry. In it, Gnabry plays the role of a virtual striker.
However, this way of playing cannot penetrate Man City’s solid defense. In particular, Gnabry almost disappeared during his entire time on the field. However, Tuchel was too slow to change when he only launched Muller and Mane in the last minutes. This makes it impossible for Bayern to find a goal to create hope for the return leg.
Haaland sets another record
As always this season, striker Erling Haaland has set more records for himself. Accordingly, he became the Premier League player to score the most goals in all competitions in a season with 45 goals, surpassing the record of Salah and Van Nistelrooy (both 44 goals).
Haaland is also the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to contribute to 51 goals in all competitions in the 2022/23 season. Specifically, he scored 45 goals and added 6 assists after 39 matches. In addition, no player has scored 33 Champions League goals in just 25 games like the Norwegian striker.
De Bruyne causes anxiety
In Man City’s bold victory, there was still a tendon that was the main midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was injured and had to leave the field to make way for Julian Alvarez in the 68th minute. Before that, he was the best player on the field. of the Green Man.
It is not clear what De Bruyne’s injury situation will be, but if he has to play for a long time, it will be a big loss for Pep Guardiola’s team. Man City are in dire need of the Belgian star as they enter a tense period in both the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.