Manchester City put on a commanding performance in the first leg of their quarter-final clash against Bayern Munich, securing a resounding 3-0 win.

The match at a rainy Etihad Stadium started off with İlkay Gündoğan threatening Bayern’s goal early on, but his header from a Kevin de Bruyne cross was off target. Erling Haaland had a chance to capitalize on a defensive error by Bayern’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer, but his attempt was blocked. It was Rodri who eventually broke the deadlock with a curling left-footed shot from 20 yards, scoring his first-ever Champions League goal.

Bayern came out stronger in the second half, with Jamal Musiala forcing a save from City’s goalkeeper Ederson and Sommer making a weak clearance that gave Haaland another opportunity. However, City’s defense held firm, with Ederson denying Leroy Sané and defenders Nathan Aké and Rúben Dias producing crucial blocks to keep Bayern at bay. City then extended their lead with Bernardo Silva capitalizing on a turnover by Dayot Upamecano, as Haaland provided a pinpoint cross that was met with a powerful header.

With a comfortable lead, City continued to dominate, and Haaland further solidified their advantage by converting John Stones’s header to score his 45th goal of the season. Under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City displayed their prowess on the pitch, securing an impressive victory against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.