Manchester City came from behind to stun Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium…
Sergio Aguero pounced on two late defensive errors to keep Manchester City’s Champions League hopes alive. The Premier League champions came from behind to beat ten man Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium, with the Argentine star grabbing a hat-trick.
City’s first goal came from the penalty spot, after Mehdi Benatia brought Aguero down, and as the last man was given his matching orders. The attack itself was route one, a hoof over the top, but it was Aguero who kept his composure to score his 15th goal of the season.
Despite being down to ten men, the German side worked their way back into the game, and levelled through Xabi Alonso’s free-kick. Alonso feinted to bend the ball over the wall but instead hit it low and hard, driving past a deceived Joe Hart and into the net.
It then got even worse for City. Robert Lewandowski was just too strong for the City defence, rising high to meet a right-wing cross with his shoulder to loop the ball over Hart and in off the post.
A back and fourth second-half looked set to bring no goals, but with City on the verge of a Champions League exit, their main man struck. Remarkably it came from a mistake from Xabi Alonso. His pass was cut out by Stevan Jovetic, who freed Aguero one on one. He was cool as you like, sliding in off the far post.
As if that wasn’t enough, Aguero then won it in stoppage time. Jerome Boateng was the villain of the piece, taking a poor touch to allow Aguero in and his finish was as calm as you like. The Argentine single handedly dragged Manchester City over the line.
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