Champions League
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Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City

By Sam SheringhamBBC Sport
Jerome Boateng scores
Boateng's winning goal took a slight deflection off Mario Gotze
  • Boateng scores late winner against former club
  • Joe Hart excels in Man City goal
  • David Silva penalty appeal rejected
  • Aguero misses last-gasp chance to equalise

Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scored a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their opening Champions League group game.

Former City defender Boateng's fierce shot took a slight deflection off Mario Gotze as it flew across Joe Hart after City failed to clear a corner.

Hart had earlier kept City in the match with a string of saves from Thomas Muller, Gotze and Boateng.

City's best chance came in added time, but Sergio Aguero poked narrowly wide.

The visitors were also denied a potential penalty when Mehdi Benatia appeared to upend David Silva in the box.

But German champions Bayern controlled the majority of the match and could have been out of sight by half-time without Hart's heroics.

Match facts
Bayern start a Champions League campaign with a win for the 14th time, a record they share with Barcelona.
Man City have lost three matches in a row in Europe for the first time.
Bayern scored their 800th goal in European competitions. Only Real Madrid (1,000) and Barcelona (979) have more.

With Group E rivals Roma kicking off their campaign with an impressive 5-1 thrashing of CSKA Moscow, City already look to be facing a difficult task to qualify for the knockout stages.

The Premier League champions, under pressure to deliver the Champions League success their owner Sheikh Mansour craves, reached the last 16 for the first time last year when they finished runners-up to Bayern before being knocked out by Barcelona.

City, with manager Manuel Pellegrini watching from the stands because of a touchline ban, were reminded of the scale of their task inside the first minute as five-time European Cup winners Bayern sliced them apart with ease.

Robert Lewandowski's flick freed Muller, who lost his balance under pressure from Bacary Sagna as he rounded Hart and could only find the side netting.

Muller came even closer to scoring in the 19th minute when his header from a Juan Bernat left-wing cross was tipped over the bar one-handed by Hart.

Joe Hart
Joe Hart denied Bayern on several occasions

The City keeper was pressed into action once again to deny Gotze after a low cross from the opposite flank, and David Alaba drew another save from Hart with a fierce shot from the edge of the box.

City preferred Edin Dzeko to Aguero as their lone striker and he served notice of the visitors' threat by bending a shot just past the post before Sagna forced Manuel Neuer into saving his header following a corner.

Bayern still posed the greater menace and another chance went begging as Lewandowski latched on to Alaba's pass but went too wide to beat Hart.

With Yaya Toure looking short of full fitness, Bayern were able to dominate midfield and Hart was at full stretch once again to keep out Gotze's deflected effort in the second half.

And when Rafinha stung Hart's palms with a long-range effort, Muller was ruled offside as he looked to pounce on the follow-up.

With time running out, Hart tipped Boateng's shot around the post, but he could do nothing to keep out the World Cup winner's next effort.

Gathering a bouncing ball at the far post, Boateng - who spent the 2010-11 season at City before he was sold to Bayern - fired in a shot that brushed off Gotze's back and flew into the far top corner.

As the Bayern fans celebrated, City almost fashioned an equaliser when Aguero outsprinted his fellow substitute Dante, but he could not direct his shot on target.

Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller was furious not to be awarded an early penalty
Vincent Kompany
Man City captain Vincent Kompany described the Champions League as "a different ball game"
Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero missed a stoppage-time chance to equalise for City


Bayern Munich

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Neuer
  • 17Boateng
  • 27Alaba
  • 5BenatiaSubstituted forCosta Santosat 85'minutes
  • 19Götze
  • 18Bernat
  • 3Alonso
  • 21Lahm
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaSubstituted forPizarroat 84'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forRobbenat 76'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski


  • 4Costa Santos
  • 10Robben
  • 11Shaqiri
  • 14Pizarro
  • 20Rode
  • 23Reina
  • 34Höjbjerg

Man City

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Hart
  • 3Sagna
  • 26DemichelisBooked at 77mins
  • 22ClichyBooked at 65mins
  • 4KompanyBooked at 45mins
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 8NasriSubstituted forMilnerat 58'minutes
  • 42Y Touré
  • 15NavasSubstituted forKolarovat 88'minutes
  • 21Silva
  • 10DzekoBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAgüeroat 74'minutes


  • 7Milner
  • 11Kolarov
  • 13Caballero
  • 16Agüero
  • 18Lampard
  • 20Mangala
  • 38Boyata
Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamMan City
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 1, Manchester City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 1, Manchester City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Milner with a through ball.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a through ball.

  5. Post update

    Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 1, Manchester City 0. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mario Götze following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Vincent Kompany.

  9. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Joe Hart.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Aleksandar Kolarov replaces Jesús Navas.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski with a headed pass.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Dante replaces Medhi Benatia.

  14. Post update

    Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Rafinha.

  17. Post update

    Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jesús Navas (Manchester City).

  19. Post update

    Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

As It Stood


3Atl Madrid100123-10
4Malmö FF100102-20


1Real Madrid11005143
4FC Basel100115-40


1Zenit St Petersburg11002023
3B Leverkusen100101-10


1B Dortmund11002023


2Bayern Munich11001013
3Man City100101-10
4CSKA Moscow100115-40


4Apoel Nicosia100101-10


4NK Maribor10101101


1FC Porto11006063
2Ath Bilbao10100001
3Shakhtar Donetsk10100001
4BATE Borisov100106-60
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