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Dias And De Bruyne Get 7.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Draw Vs Bayern Munich

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester City faced off against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a good result on the road in the UEFA Champions League. Man City made a solid start to the game and managed to get to the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Erling Haaland finally broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 57th minute. However, Joshua Kimmich equalised for the German club from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute. The contest ended with Pep Guardiola‘s men being held to a 1-1 draw in Germany. However, Man City secured qualification into the next phase of the Champions League after winning the tie 4-1 on aggregate.

Let’s find out how each Manchester City player fared during the match against Bayern Munich.

GK: Ederson – 7/10

The Brazilian keeper made a handful of decent saves at the back but won’t be happy after allowing a late goal.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 5/10

He struggled to cope with the Bayern attacks at times and conceded a penalty late in the game.

CB: Ruben Dias – 7.5/10

Dias was a rock at the back for most of the game and commanded his penalty area with conviction.

CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10

He was far from convincing on the defensive third of the pitch and came off with an injury in the second half.

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Manchester City’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 0-1 opening goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second leg football match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City in Munich, southern Germany on April 19, 2023. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

CM: John Stones – 6/10

The English talent didn’t do much wrong at the back but struggled to make an impact going forward.

CM: Rodri – 6/10

He struggled to get a foothold in the game which was unlike him.

RW: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10

Silva worked hard at the centre of the park but was a bit untidy with his passing.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7.5/10

He ran the show in the opponent’s half and managed to set up Haaland’s opening goal.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10

Gundogan impressed at times but failed to register a goal tonight.

LM: Jack Grealish – 7/10

He worked his socks off down the left flank and was a good presence on the ball as well.

ST: Erling Haaland – 6.5/10

The Norway international missed a penalty but refused to give up and scored the opening goal with a composed effort in the 57th minute.


CB: Aymeric Laporte – 6.5/10

He kept things solid at the back.

ST: Julian Alvarez – N/A

Alvarez came on for the final few minutes of the game.

RB: Kyle Walker – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

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