Revisiting Bayern Munich Blitzkrieg that overturned a first leg deficit in UCL

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Bayern Munich face Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Thursday night with the straightforward objective of overcoming a three-goal lead. The Thomas Tuchel era in Bavaria has begun quietly, with Bayern’s merciless top executives dumping manager Julian Nagelsmann in favour of the 2021 Champions League champion coach.

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Pep Guardiola’s Bayern thrashed Porto to set an epic comeback

When they played in the 2014/15 Champions League quarter-finals, Porto were not anticipated to cause Pep Guardiola’s Bayern much trouble. The Portuguese side had benefited from a favourable draw to reach the final eight. While Bayern had to overcome a difficult group before defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 in the round of 16. However, the Bavarian giants fell 3-1 behind at the halfway point of the tie due to a poor performance away from home in the first leg.

This was a Porto squad that included Ricardo Quaresma, who scored an early brace in Portugal, and Casemiro. While current Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui was in charge. Bayern, on the other hand, were missing David Alaba, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, and Bastian Schweinsteiger for both legs.

Pep had his work cut out for them. However their first-half performance in the second leg suggests they took the Dragao defeat personally. Thiago Alcantara, one of Guardiola’s favourite disciples, opened the score after 14 minutes by heading a goal from a Juan Bernat cross. With away goals in Bayern Munich’s favour, Jerome Boateng clinched the deal in the 22nd minute from Holger Badstuber’s cross. After 22 minutes of play, they had restored parity in the contest and were 5-0 up at halftime. Bayern’s blitzkrieg had just overpowered Porto. Guardiola’s players progressed to the last four when Xabi Alonso put the finishing touches on the devastation in the dying stages of the game.

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