11.7 C
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Bayern-City, the ‘highlight’ of the quarterfinals: Guardiola returns to Munich

It will be Bayern-Manchester Citywith the permission of Real Madrid-Chelsea, the stellar draw of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The hype, always capricious, crossed two of the big favorites for the title. Also, the winner they will face each other in the semifinals with the winner of Real Madrid-Chelsea. It is the ‘picture of death’.

Guardiola’s return to the Allianz Arena will add excitement to the tie. Pep coached Bayern between 2013 and 2016. He arrived after a gap year after leaving Barcelona and won seven trophies: three Bundesliga, two Cups, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup.

“Quarter-final against City. Pep left Bayern a long time ago and now we face his new team for the first time. Let’s do it. Luckily the second match is in Monaco,” he said Thomas Müller in a video posted on his ‘Twitter’ account.

The Champions League, however, resisted a Bayern team that had just beaten them in 2013, shortly before the arrival of Pep, with Heynckes. Guardiola, in Germany, played a total of 161 matches with a record of 124 wins, 16 draws and only 21 losses. He scored 414 goals and conceded just 128.

There are multiple “friction” points. Joao Cancelo will face what is still his team. He ended up in Monaco on loan from City in the winter transfer market. “I won’t say a bad word about Cancelo, but I don’t know what will happen next season”Guardiola recently assured. The truth is that the Portuguese, who changed Etihad for Allianz looking for minutes, didn’t find the prominence he was looking for in Bayern either. At least for now.

He won’t be the only ex looking for (sports) ‘revenge’ with Guardiola. He is also in the ranks of Bayern a Leroy Sané who, after a great start, ended up leaving City through the back door.

Instead, Erling Haaland returns to Germany. After Bayern ‘suffered’ when playing for Borussia Dortmund, he will now have the opportunity to face the Bavarian ‘giant’ face-to-face. And be careful because it comes from score five goals in 60′ against another German team, RB Leipzig.

Latest news
Related news


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here