MANCHESTER, – Bayern Munich coach Josep “Pep” Guardiola said he was proud to his team, after losing to Manchester City 2-3, in the fifth matchday of Group E, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Tuesday (11/25/2014). According to Pep, Bayern showed character and will learn from the defeat.
Victory City determined by Sergio Aguero with a goal in the 22nd minute, 85th, and 90th + 1, while the two goals scored by Xabi Alonso Bayern in the 40th minute and Robert Lewandowski in the 45th minute.
Aguero‘s first goal was the result of a shot from the penalty spot, which is given after Medhi Benatia violated Aguero. For violations of it too, Benatia get a red card.
Throughout the game, according to the records of UEFA, Bayern releasing four accurate shots from seven trials, with 56 percent of possession. The host fired six shots bead of eleven businesses.
“I am very proud of my team. We played with ten players for a long time against the champions of England and we showed tremendous character. We dominated possession, do not let them create many chances, and control the game,” said Pep.
“However, this is the Champions League. What happened today was nice. Maybe, it‘s a good lesson for us, because if something like this happened in the last 16 or quarter-finals, you are knocked out,” he added.