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Match Report: Bayern 1 - 0 City

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Alexander Hassenstein

For most of the first half was a chess match between two powerful sides with much of action  being played in the midfield. City bossed the possession for the most part of the half but were lacking in category of chances created, where Bayern were just a bit better. If it weren’t for spectacular saves from Joe Hart City would be down by, at the very least, a goal. Though Bayern had the better chances, I felt that all City needed was just that one glimpse at the net in the second half to shock the Bavarian side in front of their home fans. sadly, this wasn't to be the case.

Bayern took it up a notch in the second half creating a lot of good chances on goal that kept the City defense on their toes for the majority of the half. It took some good saves from Hart, interceptions by Kompany and crew, and a little bit of fortune to stop Bayern from finding the back of the net. With the time of the game winding down Bayern looked to turn up the pressure even more, getting the ball into the box and reeking havoc on City’s defense. They got their reward in the 90th minute after a corner kick was weakly cleared to the feet of Jerome Boatang, and the former Citizen beat Hart and found the back of the net. I believe it put quite well by Hart when he said Boatang "Has come back to haunt us." It was nothing more than what Bayern deserved for their performance in the second half. It hurts even more because a draw at that stage was looking more and more likely, and with Roma thrashing CSKA Moscow, it becomes increasingly more important for City to get maximum points from the match-ups against those two teams.

Now that this big game is over with, time for another big match on Sunday! Time to forget about this heart breaker, for lack of a better term, and give Chelsea a tough test, which I believe we will. Family bragging rights on the line!