Bayern Munich 2-3 Man City: Champions League Player Ratings

WhatCulture's Jamie Clark rates both sets of players and their performances.

Manchester City engineered a bittersweet victory coming behind after conceding two early goals to upset Champions League favourites and holders Bayern Munich away at the Allianz Arena.

Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini followed in Arsene Wenger's footsteps as the second English side in 2013 to win at the German giants albeit in vain. The Gunners revival in March was not enough to keep them in the Champions League last term.

A 3-2 win for City on this final group stage matchday saw them failed to overhaul Bayern at the top of pool D as they came up a goal short.

Thomas Muller, so often the scourge of English teams, and Munich summer signing Mario Gotze helped themselves after poor defending by the visitors saw them make a nightmare start.

David Silva brought City back into it, however, leaving the deficit at just 2-1 at the break. Two goals in three second half minutes then won it for Pellegrini's outfit. Aleksandar Kolarov clinically converted a penalty before James Milner fired in the winner.

Such an entertaining game of Champions League football was well worth a watch. Here at WhatCulture we have rated both sets of players and their performances. Click next to read them starting with Bayern.


Jamie Clark is a qualified Web Journalist after undergoing professional training at the University of Sheffield. A prolific and accredited sports writer, he also enjoys classic comedy, historic fiction, 80s music and heritage.