Manchester City cruise past Bayern Munich in the Champions League, putting them in a good position to reach the semifinals
|Erling Haaland rounds off the scoring as City hammered Bayern Munich on a cold night at the Etihad in the champions league. (Photo credit: Sporting News)|
It’s the worst-kept secret: the Manchester City season is upon us. That moment when they go on a monstrous run, dispatch everything in sight and create fear in teams that aren’t even on their way.
Bayern Munich was the latest to experience the brutality of Pep Guardiola and the Cityzens at the Etihad as the reigning Premier League champions hammered Thomas Tuchel’s side 3-0 on a chilly Champions League night to set one foot in the semifinals.
Rodri, Bernardo Silva, and the inevitable Erling Haaland scored in either half to ease the fears of City fans as the holy grail remains continental glory, but as things stand, Arsenal must know they have a huge hill to climb.
The second leg, which takes place next week Wednesday in Germany, could be a formality as not many teams have been able to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit, but Bayern isn’t a small fry, so what are their chances against City?
In the context of the Premier League, with just a six-point gap behind Arsenal and a game in hand, beating Arsenal at the Etihad could hand City the title, provided both teams win their remaining games till the end of the season.
Manchester City is about to go on a rampage; teams should now find ways to defend against them and not leave spaces behind.
You can’t afford to allow this City side to roll over you; they’re in the mood, and as Guardiola said recently, this is his favorite part of the season.