Manchester City VS Bayern Munich
This will be a one game that will be a treat to watch. IMG SRC: Inside Sport.

Manchester City VS Bayern Munich, the 1st leg of the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League 2023, takes place tonight. The game will be played at 12:30 am Indian Standard Time, on April 12. With that being said, both teams will be looking to take the lead and get the upper hand before entering the second leg. The line-up of both teams is star-studded. It will be great to see Haaland locking horns with Sadio Mane, Ruben Dias playing against Leroy Sane, and Thomas Muller going up against Riyad Mahrez in the Manchester City VS Bayern Munich game. Here is an in-depth look: 

Manchester City Preview: 

Manchester City is coming to this game after beating RB Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate in the round of 16. This shows that the team is in a mood of complete domination. Once they get in the groove, they show no mercy on the opposition. Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland are the duo to watch out for. They are the engine room of Manchester United. The team is not trying anything exotic, and it will stick to the tried and tested 4-3-3 combination. 

Riyad Mahrez Manchester City VS Bayern Munich
Riyad Mahrez will be the player who can make an impact in such big games. IMG SRC: Man CIty

Ikay Gundagon has the most experience playing against Bayern as he played for BVB Dortmund earlier and BVB is the archrivals of Bayern. Ikay also brings in the experience and calmness of the City attack. It will be keen to see in Gundagon starts the game or is bought on during the Manchester CIty VS Bayern Munich game.

Manchester City Last 5 Games Before Manchester City VS Bayern Munich: 

  • 11/03/23, Premier League, Crystal Palace, 0 – 1, Manchester City 
  • 15//03/2023 UEFA Champions League, Manchester City 7-0 RB Leipzig 
  • 18/03/23, FA Cup, Manchester City, 6 – 0, Burnley 
  • 01/04/23, Premier League, Manchester City, 4 – 1, Liverpool 
  • 08/04/23, Premier League, Southampton, 1 – 4, Manchester City 

Bayern Munich Preview: 

They are coming off after a fresh change in their manager. Thomas Tuchel has replaced Julias Naglesmann. But this is a positive for Bayern Munich as Thomas has the experience of Champions League glory with Chelsea back in 2021. He was the one who led the Blues to European glory. The team looks unstoppable. But it is due to cumulative performances and not a single-player show.  

Bayern will want one of Thomas Muller or Leroy Sane to have a good game. If one of them plays well, a victory is certain for them. Leroy Sane has an unreal pace and very few defenders across the globe can match that. Muller on the other hand has experience and skill. Munich will try to play the 4-2-3-1 combination. This will help them have an additional layer of defense. 

Bayern Munich Last 5 Games Before Manchester City VS Bayern Munich: 

  • 11/03/23, Bundesliga, Bayern Munich, 5 – 3, Augsburg 
  • 19/03/2023, Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen, 2-1, Bayern Munich 
  • 01/04/23, Bundesliga, Bayern Munich, 4 – 2, Borussia Dortmund 
  • 05/04/23, DFB Pokal Cup, Bayern Munich, 1 – 2, Freiburg 
  • 08/04/23, Bundesliga Freiburg, 0 – 1, Bayern Munich 

Manchester City Starting XI for Manchester City VS Bayern Munich: 

  • Ederson Santana de Moraes (Goalkeeper) 
  • John Stones (Defender)  
  • Manuel Akanji (Defender) 
  • Ruben Dias (Defender) 
  • Nathan Ake (Defender) 
  • Rodri (Mid-fielder) 
  • Ikay Gundogan (Mid-fielder/Playmaker) 
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Mid-fielder/Playmaker)  
  • Riyad Mahrez (Winger) 
  • Jack Grealish (Winger)  
  • Erling Haaland (Striker) 

Bayern Munich Starting XI for Manchester City VS Bayern Munich:   

Leroy Sane Manchester City VS Bayern Munich
Matching Sane’s pace will be a headache for the City defenders. IMG SRC: BM.
  • Yann Sommer (Goalkeeper)  
  • Benjamin Pavard (Wing Back) 
  • Dayot Upamecano (Defender) 
  • Matthijs De Ligt (Defender) 
  • Anthony Davies (Defender) 
  • Joshua Kimmich (CDM) 
  • Leon Goretzka (Mid-fielder) 
  • Leroy Sane (Winger) 
  • Thomas Muller (CAM) 
  • Kingsley Coman (Winger) 
  • Choupo-Moting (Striker) 

Predictions for Manchester City VS Bayern Munich: 

Manchester City will win the game 3-1. Erling Haaland and Gundagon will have a great game. Goretzka will have a great game while playing for Munich.  

Venue, Timings, and Broadcasting: 

The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. It is the home ground of Manchester City. The English team will start as the favorites as Bayern Munich are out of form as well. The game begins at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time. The official broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League is Sony TV Network.  

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