Despite playing with ten men for most of the match, Bayern Munich looked poised to defeat Manchester City in their Champions League match last night.
That was until Sergio Aguero tallied twice in the final five minutes to seal a dramatic 3-2 victory for the Citizens.
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The two late goals completed the hat trick for Aguero, who had scored earlier in the first half from the penalty spot. The win keeps City alive in the Champions League, while Bayern was handed its first loss in European play this season.
Aguero capitalized on two rare Bayern mistakes, first intercepting a pass from Xabi Alonso and then stealing the ball from Jerome Boateng before calmly beating Mauel Neuer twice in the closing minutes of play.
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Talking to Bayern Munich’s official website, Arjen Robben said his team played well, but were punished by their mistakes.
We’ve lost possession twice and been brutally punished. It’s a real shame because we played so well. We deserved something tonight. I want to pay the team a huge compliment and we can be proud. We never went looking for a hiding place and we were excellent in possession even though we were a man down.”
Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski also harped on the late mistakes by Bayern, who truly did deserve at least a point after playing with ten men for so long.
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For City, the win was massive as they now sit level on points with Roma and CSKA Moscow heading into the final match of group play. With a win against Roma, City would likely advance to the knockout rounds, barring a shocking result in the Moscow vs. Bayern matchup.