Outclassed. The only word that can be used to describe new giants Man City after being humbled by European Champions FC Bayern Munich.
The score may have been just 1-3 and City’s incredible late comeback didn’t quite materialise, but Bayern were in truth been more than worthy winners. Ribery, Muller and Robben got the goals for them before Negredo’s late consolation, with Boateng’s late red card a minor complication for Pep Guardiola.
That moves Bayern to six points in the group, with City still on three. It’s far from a disastrous defeat as far as qualification goes, with City knowing they’ll have to outperform CSKA Moscow over the six games for the chance to progress.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid won handsomely in Denmark against Copenhagen whilst Man Utd scored a draw in the Ukraine against Shakhtar. Tuesday’s results seeing Barcelona and other favorites win means the Champions League is already shaping up once more to being contested by the big guns of European soccer.