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The Dutch winger has suggested it was simple to triumph over Manuel Pellegrini's side in the 3-1 victory and refuted comparisons of the current Bayern Munich side to Barcelona

Arjen Robben has revealed that Bayern Munich did not expect to overcome Manchester City with such ease in their 3-1 win over the English side on Wednesday night.

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The Dutchman, 29, scored his side's third goal after Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller had given the visitors a comfortable cushion and - though Alvaro Negredo bagged a consolation goal - Manuel Pellegrini's side never looked likely to get anything from the game.

"I didn't expect an easy game like that," he told Sky Sports.

"That's a big compliment to us," he added to NOS. "I expected more from City, to be honest.

"We were given a lot of space and we took full advantage of that. There were some great attacking plays and our playmaking was on a high level as well. We totally busted them.

"The red card was a shame for [Jerome] Boateng. It's a little bitter for us. But besides that, we enjoyed this and we're taking this good feeling onto the next match."

The Bavarians were in imperious form at the Etihad Stadium and provoked comparisons to Barcelona due to Pep Guardiola's influence at die Roten - but Robben refuted such suggestions.

"People will compare us to Barcelona now but we are Bayern Munich," he added. "We have good players and rely on our own strength. We are building on last season and adding some new things from the coach.

"Guardiola thinks and breathes football and always wants to talk about it. Even at my age, I feel I can make more steps and learn from him.

"I have a good understanding with him. It doesn't matter if you're 16 or 29, the trust of the coach is very important."

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