Bernardo floats, Upamecano underwater
Bernardo Silva and Dayot Upamecano. Panoramic. TOPS/FLOPS – The XXL performance of Bernardo Silva, Haaland…
Bernardo Silva and Dayot Upamecano. Panoramic.
TOPS/FLOPS – The XXL performance of Bernardo Silva, Haaland who strikes again, Upamecano who misses … find the tops and flops of this Manchester City – Bayern Munich (3-0).
Bernardo Silva, the hyperactive
Positioned in a right wing role, the Portuguese delivered a remarkable performance against Bayern Munich. Bernardo Silva was tasked with blocking Davies’ climbs and that job was done perfectly. Offensively, he was a first-half decisive passer for Rodri and a header in the second on a serve from Haaland. Constant activity, crazy energy and an XXL performance on arrival.
Rodri the metronome
79 balls played, 17 recoveries, Rodri reigned over the midfield during this Manchester City – Bayern Munich. Constantly well placed, sure of the recovery, solid in the duels, the Spanish midfielder is also the one who decanted the meeting with a curled shot from the left, his bad foot, fantastic which came to lodge in the right corner of Sommer. A real gem.
Haaland the constant threat
He poses a constant threat to opposing defenses and Dayot Upamecano has had bitter experience of it. Erling Haaland only touched 28 balls in 90 minutes but it doesn’t take much to be decisive. The Norwegian cyborg first turned into a decisive passer for Bernardo Silva in the middle of the second period with a marvel of the ball stung for the Portuguese before coming to close the party himself. After a nice discount from Stones, Haaland has not missed the target and already has eleven goals in C1 this season.
Upamecano in distress
Feverish throughout the meeting, Dayot Upamecano had a hell of a time on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium. From the start, we saw the Frenchman in difficulty against Haaland but also in the recovery which is generally his great strength. In the second half, the Habs completely lost their means with several disagreements with their goalkeeper, Yann Sommer, and this lost ball which leads to City’s second goal. Very far from its standards.
It was the surprise of Thomas Tuchel. Established in tip for the benefit of Sadio Mané, Serge Gnabry did not exist on the lawn of Manchester City. The German striker tasted against the English defenders who hurt him physically. With only 37 balls touched, often very far from the opposing goal, Gnabry left the field in the 80th without the slightest shot attempted…
He suffered a lot. Constantly under pressure from Bernardo Silva, Alphonso Davies did not have his usual attacking contribution. Defensively, the situation is not really better since he suffered against the liveliness of the Portuguese with only four duels won out of 15… Complicated evening.