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Played
October 3, 2013 4:45 AM EST
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ B. Kuipers‎
Attendance:‬ 45201‎
 
79′ Negredo
 
 
Arjen Robben 60′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 1-3 Bayern Munich

Manuel Pellegrini's first Champions League home match in charge at the Etihad Stadium ended in an emphatic defeat at the hands of the majestic treble-winning champions

By Wayne Veysey at Etihad Stadium

  • Joe Hart
    0
    17
    1.50

    Joe Hart Flop of the Match

    Added another howler to his increasingly extensive collection with a sloppy-handed failure to keep out Ribery's 30-yard opener. His positioning also looked poor for the third goal from Robben, although he made some good reflex saves in the second period.

  • Vincent Kompany
    2
    7
    2.00

    Vincent Kompany

    Seemed to wilt in the face of the Bayern onslaught. Made to almost look cumbersome by the ferocity of the visitng attacks.

  • Matija Nastasic
    0
    7
    2.50

    Matija Nastasic

    Made a brilliant tackle to prevent Muller from turning the ball into the net in the 27th minute but was otherwise ineffectual.

  • Gael Clichy
    2
    7
    2.00

    Gael Clichy

    Struggled to cope with the pace and invention of Robben, although he was not aided by Nasri in front of him.

  • Micah Richards
    2
    8
    1.50

    Micah Richards

    Made a few thumping tackles but the Ribery-Alaba combination was far too much for the recalled right-back to contend with.

  • Samir Nasri
    2
    9
    2.50

    Samir Nasri

    Anonymous display from the Frenchman on the left flank. His tracking back left little to be desired.

  • Jesús Navas González
    2
    7
    2.00

    Jesús Navas González

    Lost the ball too easily and was unable to make much headway down the right flank.

  • Fernandinho
    1
    8
    2.00

    Fernandinho

    Completely out-classed by Bayern's midfield trio, who seemed to pass around the Brazilian with ease. Lost the ball ahead of the visitors' third.

  • Yaya Touré
    3
    6
    2.50

    Yaya Touré

    Reduced to an uncomfortable damage-limitation role until Bayern took their foot off the pedal in the last 20 minutes.

  • Edin Dzeko
    4
    11
    2.50

    Edin Dzeko

    Won a few headers but made little impression and was replaced after 57 minutes.

  • Sergio Agüero
    5
    7
    3.00

    Sergio Agüero

    One of the few City players to emerge with any credit. Ran himself into the ground and looked a threat the few times he was on the ball.

Substitutions

  • James Milner
    5
    4
    3.00

    James Milner

    Brought on to provide support for Clichy on the left flank.

  • David Silva
    13
    3
    3.50

    David Silva

    A bright cameo from the Spaniard. Set up Negredo for his goal and hit the cross-bar with a late fre-kick.

  • Negredo
    11
    4
    3.50

    Negredo

    His brilliant individual goal provided some consolation for the City supporters.

  • Manuel Neuer
    10
    0
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    A quiet evening for the Germany goalkeeper. Could do little to keep out Negredo's brilliant second-half goal.

  • Jerome Boateng
    9
    0
    3.50

    Jerome Boateng

    The former City defender looked everything he was not during his season in Manchester - assured, indomitable and in complete control - until he was sent off for hauling down Toure.

  • Philipp Lahm
    9
    0
    4.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Screened the defence superbly and launched Bayern's attacks with precision.

  • David Alaba
    10
    0
    4.00

    David Alaba

    An imperious display from the left-back. Defended solidly and provided A-list attacking back-up to Ribery through a series of zippy overlaps and inch-perfect crosses.

  • Dante
    9
    1
    4.00

    Dante

    A towering performance from the centre-back, complemented by excellent use of the ball. His cross-field pass set up Muller for Bayern's second.

  • Rafinha
    6
    2
    3.00

    Rafinha

    Occasionally lost possession but his purposeful forays down the right flank provided a key attacking weapon.

  • Franck Ribéry
    18
    1
    4.50

    Franck Ribéry Top of the Match

    His pace and trickery proved far too much for the City defence. Set Bayern on their way with his 30-yard skimmer and never stopped trying to bombard Joe Hart's goal.

  • Arjen Robben
    15
    1
    4.00

    Arjen Robben

    Wasted a great early headed chance to put Bayern ahead but dazzled with his trickery and runs, getting the goal that he deserved in trademark fashion.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    11
    0
    3.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    A controlled display from the fit-again German. Toure was barely involved until he was subbed with 10 minutes left.

  • Toni Kroos
    8
    2
    4.00

    Toni Kroos

    An outstanding central midfield display from the young midfielder. Effortlessly set up Robben for the third goal after taking the ball from the feet of Fernandinho.

  • Thomas Müller
    11
    0
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Looked comfortable in an unfamiliar spearhead role. Rounded Hart easily for his goal and came close on a number of other occasions.

Substitutions

  • Jan Kirchhoff
    5
    4

    Jan Kirchhoff

    Replaced Schweinsteiger with only minutes left.

  • Xherdan Shaqiri
    8
    2
    3.00

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Looked lively in his late cameo.

  • Mario Götze
    9
    3

    Mario Götze

    Replaced Ribery late on.

Results
Group A Matchday 2
Times In EST
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2